Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Windows Phone: What Might Have Been

A week ago, my two-year old Lumia Icon fell out of my pocket. Though gravity had only about seven inches with which to wreak havoc, the phone landed screen-side down on a bump on my slate patio, sending a spider web of cracks through the glass. Cracked screen on my Lumia Icon My phone’s demise […]

Microsoft Does Not Need A Smartphone To Be A Mobile Force

Radio-Free Mobile, one of my favorite blogs, posited recently that Microsoft may be making plans to walk away from its smartphone business. After all, Microsoft is not known for competing in segments in which it cannot dominate, much less, as in the case of smartphone operating systems, achieve just 3 percent market share globally. Cutting […]

App-ified Visions Of The Mobile Future

If you’re like me and you work in the technology world, last week gave us a lot to digest. Microsoft (full disclosure: this is my employer) gave a meaty and well-received update on Windows 10.  News spread that revenues generated by mobile entertainment almost matches what we spend at the new movie box office, a […]

How DreamWorks And Microsoft Used Big Data To Create A New Category Of Mobile Gaming

The question, “Where does innovation come from?” took center stage in this weekend’s edition of The Wall Street Journal in a thoughtful column by Steve Jobs biographer, Walter Isaacson. In contrast to those who have predicted that artificial intelligence would have taken off by now, resulting in machine-driven invention, Isaacson persuasively argues that it’s the combination of […]

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 […]

The Affordable Care Act’s Mobile Mess

With over three years to implement the health care exchanges that went live on October 1, the federal government had plenty of time to prepare its signature tool – http://www.healthcare.gov – for the mobile era. Though much has been written about the site’s woes, I haven’t read much about its mobile experience. I decided to […]

Three Tips For Achieving High Quality Consumer Engagement For Your App

Video: How The Internships Lens App helped one internship seeker land an offer Last week, Nokia and Internships.com launched an extension of the JobLens app for Lumia phones called Internships Lens. Like its forefather, Internships Lens combines a user’s social network, maps data, job postings from first-rate brands in career services, neighborhood demographics and tools […]

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 […]

The Mobile-Enhanced Vacation

Several years ago, while on vacation, I wondered whether it was possible to reduce the number of work emails I received while I was away. I was feeling pressure to stay on the clock, a feeling that is utterly incompatible with really taking time off. As I pondered that, I came to recognize that the […]

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 […]