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April 16 2013
by Todd Hixon

Cracks In The Myth of iOS Superiority

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon in May 2012. Since then Android’s market share has been up and recently down relative to Apple, and Samsung has launched a huge brand-building campaign, so this deeper dive has continued relevance. Apple invented the smart phone. It has been building iOS and its ecosystem since the iPhone launched in […]

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March 29 2013
by Todd Hixon

The End Of Microsoft … As We Know It

This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon Update: this post attracted some sharp comments from loyal users/supporters of Windows and Microsoft. However, the issue I raised is getting broader attention. See the post below: Why Windows 8 Is Microsoft’s Biggest Risk Ever Steve Ballmer’s announcement of the Windows Surface tablet seemed to channel Steve Jobs: dressed in a dark […]

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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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March 9 2012
by Thanasis Delistathis

Takeaways from Jobs’ biography

I recently finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.  It was a fascinating retrospective of Jobs the business person, but also Steve Jobs the individual.  I already knew a lot about his role in starting Apple and eventually saving the company, but very few things about his personal life and character. Visionaries that drive […]

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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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February 14 2012
by Scott Johnson

2012 Continued: My Take on The Cloud and Innovation

I know – blogging about the cloud has long ago jumped the shark.  But I will press forth regardless, because I said I would in a previous post, and because both the smartphone and cloud computing are under-hyped.  Properly hyped, the situation sounds something like this:  Smartphones accessing cloud services comprise the greatest platform for […]

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January 27 2012
by Scott Johnson

2012: Smartphones are now a social necessity

My last post, outlined five things to be excited about as we enter 2012.  Number one on this list was smartphone ubiquity. I am not sure on what day last year this occurred, but the smart phone went from luxury to social necessity.  Has the smart phone eclipsed the television in our hierarchy of needs? […]

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November 11 2011
by Todd Hixon

Steve Jobs And The Jobs Crisis

Homage to Steve Jobs’ exceptional qualities as a business leader has poured out since his death last month. I’ve been reflecting on the learning and inspiration that I draw from his career relative to the work I do and the economic challenge of this decade, which, ironically, has come to be called the “jobs crisis”. […]

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August 8 2011
by Todd Hixon

Tablets Turn 18

We’re now 18 months post the iPad announcement.  Like an 18 year-old, the tablet has matured a lot, but still has a way to go.  Here are some key things I have learned. Tablets are a new, major segment of the mobile device market, 40-50 million units this year, a big fraction of the ~250m […]

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March 29 2011
by Todd Hixon

Android Will Hold Its Own

The Verizon iPhone and recent strong success of Apple’s iOS on multiple fronts raises the question: can Android really compete with iOS?  (E.g., WSJ: “Verizon iPhone: A Threat to Android?”)  Although sales and installed base of Android devices have passed the iPhone, some argue that happened because carriers representing 70% of the U.S. market had […]

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