Tag Archives: Apple

Microsoft’s Purchase Of Nokia In Perspective

Let me caveat this post with a critical admission: I work for Nokia. Readers rightly should interpret everything that follows with the understanding that even if I wanted to, I would be unable to offer objective commentary on the decision by Microsoft to purchase my employer’s Devices and Services business. Still, my mission is to […]

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 […]

The Real Reason Google Acquired Waze

Markets are filled with competitors within a single industry segment that do a great job for their customers in very different ways. Target and Wal-Mart illustrate this well. Each retailing giant prides itself on its unique way of servicing its customers: Target for its collection of exclusive brands, Wal-Mart for claiming to have the lowest […]

What I Wish Walt Mossberg Would Write

The headline gracing Walt Mossberg’s column in the Wednesday, March 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal sent me first to the back of the paper and the Personal Journal section. It reads, “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” and you can read it here. I enjoy Mossberg’s columns and believe he does his […]

Do I really need to build an app?

Intelligent people with lots of mobile industry experience still debate this topic aggressively, which is understandable given the stakes. All of us in the industry can see users surging toward mobile. The question is how best to serve those users: app or web (or both)? In this post, I’m not going to answer the question. […]