By Jason M. Lemkin on July 17, 2015
So I’ve sold thrice. Twice as a founder, once as part of the management team of a start-up. And been through one failed Web 1.0 IPO. I’ve learned a lot. One time, the sale was clearly a friggin’ mistake. We sold to eToys for $900 million on paper, instead of a more complex deal with […]
By Brian Sommer on March 31, 2015
Marketing today bears no resemblance to the Mad Men era. Powerful analytic tools are parsing companies’ web sites and content. Machine learning tools are studying buyers’ behaviors to generate recommendations for even better web designs.
By Paul Greenberg on April 2, 2014
I just witnessed the beginning of Adobe’s transformation to a possible marketing technology power. There is a lot to do for them to get there, but they truly have a shot. Read why and what they need to do.
By Phil Wainewright on July 18, 2011
Congratulations to the team at EchoSign on the company’s acquisition by Adobe (see also Techmeme coverage). I’m sorry to say, though, that if Adobe’s previous SaaS acquisitions are anything to go by, today’s news is likely to be less of a cause for celebration than commiseration with EchoSign’s users and fans over the next few […]
By Bob Warfield on July 13, 2011
I’m annoyed today. That’s my problem not yours, but hopefully you will at least find my story interesting, amusing, or perhaps a cautionary tale depending on the business you’re in. If not, there’s a lot else happening on the Internet, most of it probably more interesting. If you like a good rant, read on… It’s […]
By R "Ray" Wang on May 29, 2011
Executive Profile Series Delivers The Inside View On Disruptive Technologies Starting this week, we’ll be kicking off an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Cloud Computing and Social Business. The interviews should provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective. The transcript of the 30 minute […]
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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 Bob Warfield on June 24, 2010
Image via Wikipedia Fascinating news from a recent Appcelerator survey of 2700 mobile developers: – The long term bet among these developers is Android – Apple is a short term bet, mostly because it’s a hot platform now. – The reason is open-ness and cross-platform portability The really interesting thing is that a lot of […]
By Dennis Moore on May 11, 2010
Wondering why Steve Jobs and Apple are blocking Adobe Flash from your iPhone, iPod, and iPad (despite the fact that you own the device and should be allowed to make up your own mind)? Here’s a “Top Ten” list examining possible answers.
By Bob Warfield on May 4, 2010
In the Flash Wars between Apple and Adobe, many commentators have said that there is no anti-trust case because iPhone only has a 25% share. Larry Dignan has written along those lines, for example. Yet, I have to ask, a 25% share of what? What is this market definition that they only have 25% of? […]