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January 18 2011
by Scott Johnson

Mobile Monetization 2.0

Mobile monetization 2.0 is going to happen in 2011.  Marketing budgets against mobile are showing up in the hundreds of millions, some new monetization schemes (CPL and CPD) are paying good eCPMs, 4G is coming, and this is all really great news for entrepreneurs and mobile app publishers as everyone everywhere taps into mobile apps. […]

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January 11 2011
by Todd Hixon

Watersheds: Real & Wannabe

This is part 2 of my observations from CES 2011. Year of the Tablet: Not Quite Yet The media proclaimed 2011 the year of the tablet, and obedient to their editors’ direction, reporters found many tablets on the floor, e.g., HuffPost:  11 New Tablets You’ve Probably Never Heard Of From CES 2011.  In truth, the […]

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January 10 2011
by Todd Hixon

Rule The Air

CES 2011 is over, I write with relief as I await the plane home.  Observations follow; this is part 1 of 2. It’s So Big! Various reports put attendance at between 140,000 and 160,000, up from 120,000 in 2010. The display floor was so vast (36 acres) and crowded that it’s hard to find what […]

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December 8 2010
by Todd Hixon

What Are You Packing?

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a reader survey that asks, how many gadgets do you carry around with you [link]?  They found one man who carries 18 gadgets weighing 26 lbs. in a backpack, including a full size laptop, an iPad, and a camera.  WSJ reports his name is Phil Libin, and I think […]

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October 18 2010
by Todd Hixon

Europe Lags In Mobile

I’m just back from 12 days in Europe, visiting Positano and Rome, Italy and Munich and Frankfurt, Germany.  I’m struck by how much Europe lags the U.S. in mobile.  This is a small arbitrary sample:  3 major cities and an upscale beach resort in 2 countries.  But, the visible difference is stark. 1.            The data […]

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September 24 2010
by Todd Hixon

Robots Romp at MIT: Notes From EmTech10

MIT held its annual Emerging Technologies conference this week.  It’s an MIT conference rather than a venture conference:  many of the the speakers were from major tech corporations (Qualcomm, Microsoft) or academics.  Innovations from corporate labs, university labs, and start-ups had equal prominence.  It was not about raising money:  no explicit pitches, few VCs there. […]

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September 14 2010
by Todd Hixon

Is Android The Next Windows?

Is history repeating itself?  Recently the monthly connect rate for Android phones passed the iPhone in the U.S., and many analysts believe Android phones in use will outnumber iPhones early next year.  Apple popularized the personal computer with the launch of the Apple II in 1977.  Microsoft, IBM, and Intel followed in 1981 with what […]

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July 22 2010
by Thanasis Delistathis

Are there too many smartphone operating systems?

I had predicted that July 2008 would mark a seminal moment in the history of technology. That’s when Apple launched their mobile App Store. Now, it’s hard to think of an iPhone without the apps. A new app economy has been created with 250,000 applications in the App Store and $1BN paid out to developers. […]

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July 14 2010
by Todd Hixon

The iPad Turns 6

In two weeks we have the six-month birthday of the iPad (announced January 27, 2010).  A few things have become clear, some aligned with my expectations and some not [see the surprised /not-surprised postscript on each paragraph]: The tablet category is off to a strong start.  Apple has sold ~3 million units.  All the usual […]

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May 26 2010
by Scott Johnson

Brand Advertisers: Not Stupid At All

On the face of it, when you look at old vs new media ad spend, the big dollars go to the old media while the bulk of the time and attention goes to new media. “The advertisers must be crazy or stupid or both” is the quick, logical conclusion to this paradox. Not true!

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