Tag Archives: mobile ecosystems

Apple Pay Won’t Change Everything, But Smartphone Payments Are The Start Of Something Bigger

As large as e-commerce has become, it still represents only a small portion – about 6 percent – of total US retail spending. That makes brick and mortar a much more attractive target for companies looking to revolutionize the way we shop. Of all its announcements last week, Apple Pay was the company’s most significant headline because […]

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 […]

Hello, Microsoft

After the outpouring of well wishes that so many readers shared following my “Farewell, Nokia” post, let me preface this week’s update by offering my appreciation to all of you who contacted me. I like to think that I enjoyed an even happier first week at Microsoft than my colleagues because you gave me an excuse to […]