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

12th Reason Why Windows Phone will overtake Android in 3 years


So, the news is Apple awarded $1bn in damages from Samsung in US court. Apple wins … Samsung loses … Google loses … all other Android phone maker loses … customer loses and … Microsoft wins. Why is it a win for Microsoft? The reason is obvious – any hit on Android will open a window for Windows … 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

What does SIRI say about post-Steve Jobs Apple?


When did you last hear Apple being sued for issuing ads that were “fundamentally and designedly false and misleading”? That is what happened to SIRI which is the first major innovation coming from “post-Steve Jobs” Apple. Suit filed by Frank Fazio alleges that Apple is in violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, California’s Unfair … Continue reading

Succeed or Fail – Windows 8 will be a Game Changer


You may be thinking how a failure can be a game changer. Yes, it is easy to understand that if Windows 8 succeeds then the tablet and smart phone computing would be changed forever, but how can it change the game by failing? Well – if Windows 8 fails then it would be an official … Continue reading

6 Game Changing Technology Events of 2011 – and 2 Non-Events


1. Steve Jobs resigns permanently Steve Jobs, the genius is no longer with Apple. Would you like to take a bet that within next three years, Apple will not be able to come up with another game changing innovation like iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac or Apple PC? 2. Google goes social Paul Allen says Google+ … 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

Kindle Fire, Google and Patent Dispute


Every analyst is discussing how Amazon’s Kindle Fire going to affect Apple. They are discussing, why it is going to be the first real competition for iPad – how at US$ 199, it is a killer pricing – Why Apple might launch a 7 inch rival – Why 7 inch is not a viable Tablet … 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