By Bob Warfield on February 11, 2011
According to Michael Porter, markets have three winning strategies: - Best: Build the best product in the market. - Low Cost Provider: Compete on Price. - Niche: Service a niche that is under-served by the other two strategies. All markets have niches of one kind or another. Can you guess which of the three smartphone [...]
By Michael Coté on December 10, 2010
If you’ve ever wanted to browse the web on your TV you should get a Logitech Revue, one of the Google TV boxes available on the market. Other than that, it’s a bit of a bust for myself.
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By Michael Coté on October 27, 2010
It seems like Adobe has finally realized the value of the web over Flash, giving them a fighting chance where once they seemed a little too “let them eat cake.”
By Bob Warfield on September 9, 2010
How ironic. On the same day that MG Seigler was penning one of his characteristically snarky posts (snark is one of the ways Techcrunch pursues its Follower Economy) about how Android isn’t really open, Apple announces the return of Flash to the iWorld. Adobe’s stock price is cooking this morning as a result (I wonder [...]
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By Michael Coté on August 30, 2010
There’s an HTML5 killing Flash scab that keeps getting pulled off, every 1-2 months or so. In the most recent round, as I often do, I answered several question from a reporter (Howard Win in Computerworld) on the topic. The resulting story was pretty comprehensive and interesting. Here’s the questions (from Howard), and my full [...]
By Bob Warfield on August 13, 2010
Apparently, mobile users prefer apps over the web. At least that’s Gowalla CEO Josh Williams’ view: “People love apps, but it drives a stake in the heart of the build-once-deploy-everywhere model, and makes the market really fragmented.” I’m not surprised. Heck, I prefer apps too. But the irony is that Apple has but a bullet [...]
By Bob Warfield on June 21, 2010
Dear Adobe: Apple has started the anti-Flash/Flex snowball rolling, and it is getting steadily bigger. It’s a perfect storm, because they’ve got the platforms that are perfectly suited to Flash, their platforms are wildly popular, and your faithful audience desperately wants to be there. But that’s not all. They didn’t just prohibit Flash, they have called [...]
By Michael Coté on May 17, 2010
What does Adobe do after being shut-out of iPhone app development by Section 3.3.1?
By Bob Warfield on May 6, 2010
So I’m reading Bray’s blog as usual, and I come across his argument against Flash that I see occasionally–namely, that all Flash UI sucks. Why? Here are his words: What’s not to like, then? Well, the user experience, which in my experience is fourth-rate for anything but games; No “Back” button, feaugh. And of the [...]
By Michael Coté on April 7, 2010
I’d gladly use an iPad everyday in addition to a real computer, but it’s too expensive to justify it.