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September 25 2014
by Todd Hixon

The Rise Of The Spoon-Fed Internet

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on September 23, 2013.] I’m a long-time iGoogle user, and iGoogle is going away on November 1. iGoogle is Google’s personal homepage: one page on which my favorite news feeds and current information like weather and stock indexes appear. Why did something that is so useful to me disappear? […]

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August 28 2013
by Todd Hixon

The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on 08/05/2012. The Economist: In Praise Of Misfits The Economist article linked above is one of many discussing the apparent shift in economic and organizational power towards “Geeks” versus well-rounded, non-technical people. There is an edge to this discussion (which The Economist gently rebuffs). It’s often observed that Geeks are anti-social, quasi-autistic […]

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July 26 2013
by Todd Hixon

Has Apple Fallen?

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on April 24, 2013.] Apple reported a year-over-year earnings decline for the first time in a decade. Its stock has corrected severely, giving back 40% of its gains over the last ten years (chart). Is this the beginning of the end, or just a correction of expectations that were out […]

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July 18 2013
by Todd Hixon

The Re, Reinvention of Search

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on February 7, 2013.] Twice now I have casually thought that the battle for control of the Internet search market was done, won, and over. Way back in the late 1900s, when Microsoft’s spell-checker still replaced “internet” with “internment”, the original inventors of search seemed to have developed it […]

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June 14 2013
by Todd Hixon

While Siri Wise-Cracks, Google Defines Smart Local Search

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on January 16, 2013. Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch. Field Trip App Icon; image via TechCrunch   When Android 4.1 (aka “Jelly Bean”) arrived on my phone last spring*, I concluded that Android had finally produced an OS […]

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April 22 2013
by Todd Hixon

Google Is Failing To Market The Android Ecosystem

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on September 27, 2012. The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) upgrade appeared on my phone yesterday. I had no idea when I might see it: it was pushed by some carriers to some phones three months ago, but must Android users won’t see it for a long time. There was […]

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March 30 2012
by Todd Hixon

Windows Phone Beats iPhone by 2015? Not Likely!

Windows Phone jumping to No. 2 in smartphone market by 2015? | ZDNet. As a blogger, I appreciate the need to say something that gets attention. But this prediction is a big stretch. It overlooks the huge importance of apps, media content, and consumer cloud services in the smart phones market: areas where Nokia and […]

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February 16 2012
by Todd Hixon

Going Viral On The Mobile Web

John Doerr usually gets credit for describing the potential of the Internet to create a “new economy” (however, a Google search credits Clement Mok). Whoever said it, the point was: the bricks-and-mortar economy was about to be recreated in the virtual space of the Internet, and in many ways it has been. Today there’s a […]

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January 31 2012
by Todd Hixon

My Three Biggest Tablet Computer Surprises Of 2011

Las Vegas recently hosted the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”). At CES 2011, “The Year Of The Tablet” was proclaimed, but that struck me as the hyperbole of bloggers hungry for a tag line. Nine months in to the tablet era, Apple was off to a great start, and lots of other vendors had announced […]

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January 31 2012
by Todd Hixon

Android: The Consequences Of Open

  The Other Side Of Open | TechCrunch The link above leads to a post by TechCrunch’s MG Siegler about the perils of the open Android OS to Google: major competitors will hijack Android by building their own version, and then lock Google’s services out. MG observes that Amazon is starting to do this: the Kindle […]

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