The crowdfunded product problem with PopSlate as an unfortunate case study

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve go in involved in a few crowdfunded products and some of them have worked out but the majority haven’t. The latest example was the high profile e-ink phone cover PopSlate. PopSlate got over $1 million dollars of funding and was widely covered by the media. “popSLATE 2 is E-Ink for your iPhone done right.” … Read moreThe crowdfunded product problem with PopSlate as an unfortunate case study

Living with the Casio G-Shock GWF -D1000 Frogman watch

Reading Time: 7 minutes A focus on the design tweaks in the new Casio GWF-D1000 Frogman watch in comparison to previous Frogman models and some gripes that become obvious once you live with the watch for a bit. Looking to buy a GWF-D1000? Have a read of this first.

I like: L2’s seven predictions for 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute 7 predictions for 2016 – L2 have some interesting ideas for how online business will develop in 2016, more in this video

Mobile OS versus Shop OS

Reading Time: 4 minutes I decided to write this post to reflect on the very different visions of digital retailing that consumers are currently experiencing. I’ve labelled these two visions Mobile OS and Shop OS respectively. The Mobile OS I went to Wagamama with some colleagues from Racepoint where we were encouraged to all download Qkr!. Qkr! is an application … Read moreMobile OS versus Shop OS

The Amazon Dash button post

Reading Time: 4 minutes At the beginning of this month Amazon launched an addition to their Dash ordering hardware with the Amazon Dash button. There was a lot of incredulity amongst the media heightened by the unfortunate timing which overlapped with April’s Fool Day. Why the incredulity? I would break the cynicism down into two broad buckets: The Amazon … Read moreThe Amazon Dash button post