Monthly Archives: July 2014

Are We Building Mobile Ecosystems Or Economies?

Every industry produces its fair share of terminology. Tech companies are especially prodigious suppliers of new business vocabulary. Sometimes, our vernacular achieves escape velocity, going beyond the realm of its native space and spreading to other businesses and sectors. I can’t think of a more obvious example of this than the word “ecosystem.” What began […]

Downsizing’s Silver Linings

I joined Microsoft about three months ago as a result of its acquisition of Nokia’s devices business. Last week, Microsoft announced a restructuring that will result in the loss of thousands of jobs, including many previously held by friends of mine. When I include my years at Nokia, I have survived layoffs, including last week’s, […]

Taking The Long View In The Rivalry Between Mobile Web And Apps

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the domination of apps in the battle for┬áthe time we spend with digital media. Over a recent lunch with a friend of mine who runs a company specializing in mobile marketing, I asked if he thought that mobile apps had secured a permanent advantage over mobile web. […]

The Joy And Frustration Of Creation

My adventures in building my very first app, and the lessons I learned along the way.