Google is winning the Ecosystem war


Which ecosystem am I talking about? IBM had ruled and still rules the mainframe ecosystem . But the game changed! Microsoft lorded over the desktop ecosystem. It still does but we all know that the game is changing again. [Here is one more game changing move by Google – Google intends to remove the most significant … Continue reading

What Makes Steve Jobs Special?


If James Watt had also invented the Deisel Engine … If Rudolf Diesel had also invented Electric Engine … If Guglielmo Marconi had also invented Telephony … If Alexander Graham Bell had also invented Mobile Phones … If Thomas Alva Edison had also invented the Fluorescent Lamp … If Edgar F. Codd had also invented … Continue reading

Why was everybody sooooo off the mark about iPad success?


When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone? I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?) Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being way off the mark Sarah Rotman said… …consumer product … Continue reading

Has Apple Done Samsung a Favor?


Has Apple, by filing so many patent / IPR violation suits against Samsung in so many countries, have marked Samsung as its equal? Update: 02-Jan-2013: Galen Gruman, in his post on “2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS” says… “…also reinforced to the public that Samsung was an innovator — why else would Apple be … Continue reading

Where is Mobile Technology Headed?


The interest in mobile applications started towards the end of last millennium! Since then, as the saying goes, lot of water has flown under the bridge. The technology scenario has changed beyond recognition. None of the platforms which are popular today was in existence when we started our mobile journey. In fact, if you look … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Second UI Innovation


Critics have always accused Microsoft of copying UI from Apple. As Chris Madden in this interesting post point out that Apple fans state that: “…every Mac OS feature and icon eventually shows up in Windows (and in fairness many do)…” First time Microsoft came up with a revolutionary UI design was when it created the … Continue reading

Mobile Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


Yes, mobile computing is moving like an elephant and mowing down whatever comes in its path and there are many statistical indicators to support that hypothesis – as a result mobile channel is becoming must have rather than nice to have option. Hidden among this growth story is also a fundamental shift that is in … Continue reading

Will Android beat iPhone


If you look at Gartner prediction then the question is not “if” but “when”. In October, 2009, they had predicted that Android as a mobile platform will be at the No. 2 slot after Symbian. There are several other indications this is indeed going to happen. This chart is from a presentation Mobile Devices -The … Continue reading

Is Apple forcing us to rethink on how to innovate


There is something very disturbing about the success of Apple. Many a management guru has talked about the importance of openness, listening to customer and building partnership in fostering innovation. Here are 3 strongly held beliefs which Apple had been ignoring with impunity. Openness and diversity fosters innovation Listening to customer is stepping stone to … Continue reading

Android – Can you afford to ignore it


Yes – I suppose you can ignore Android if you only work on the server side and have nothing to do with how user interacts with your application or you have taken a vow not to touch anything that has Java in it. Otherwise it may not be very wise to ignore Android. Did you … Continue reading

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