Category Mobile commerce

MIT Sloan Review on procedural understanding vs. strategic vision

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/procedural-versus-strategic-approaches-to-social-media/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mitsmr+%28MIT+Sloan+Management+Review%29 In my recent post on the importance of recognizing the distinction between functional and strategic expertise, I cautioned against falling into the trap of assuming the youngest among your colleagues were inherently more qualified to run your mobile operations. The column from MIT’s Sloan Review that I link to here, while focused on social […]

More Good News For The Mobile Economy

A few months ago, I noted the attempts various companies, Google and Yahoo in particular, were taking to accelerate the growth of the mobile economy and mobile advertising in particular. You can read about it here. This week brought news of the latest development in this effort: the release of new guidelines by the Interactive […]

Introducing JobLens, An App For Windows Phone That Changes The Way We Look For And Find Work

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of listening to Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at IDC, talk about the challenges facing developers of mobile apps. What stuck with me was Crawford’s reminder that great products of all types, including apps, help people tackle specific, meaningful jobs and do […]

Why iOS 7 – The Latest iPhone Software – Is Both Safe And Risky At The Same Time

A business school professor of mine once did an entire class on companies that plan their product lines’ obsolescence. These firms proactively anticipate when their products will no longer remain competitive and therefore include a road map for phasing them out. Having an obsolescence plan can help a firm navigate the really tough decisions involving […]

Five Tips On How Traditional Media Can Survive In A Mobile Age

This past Friday, I learned that authorities had apprehended the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing via Boston.com’s Live Blog, which aggregated tweets and short updates from reporters, police, and citizens into a single, curated stream. Watching and waiting for the Live Blog to update every three to five minutes made me feel more […]

The App Developer’s “Home” Opportunity Is Android’s “Home” Dilemma

Count me among those who felt that Facebook could have gone the way of MySpace. Looks like that was as solid as most of my NCAA “March Madness” predictions. One of the company’s few mobile missteps was the introduction of Facebook Home. It’s an app that came preloaded on the HTC First handset.┬áIt delivers a […]

Wal-Mart Takes on Amazon

In my very first blog post, I recommended things brick-and-mortar stores could do to take on the rise of e-commerce companies like Amazon. I suggested that they press their advantages, including immediacy and the ablity to provide store visitors with digital experiences that enhance their shopping. You can find that post here. Well, it looks […]