Apple Special Event – September 12, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Random notes as I watched the iPhone Xr/s and Apple Watch Series 4 launch. Watching the introductory clip, this felt like an event designed mostly for an internal audience. The events have become a parody of themselves with very well worn tropes. Company and eco-system update Apple stores: 500,000,000 visitors per year. The stores have […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Director Tony Kaye happy to be working and out of ‘Hollywood jail’ | The Drum  – He says that a story arc doesn’t really matter in six seconds. “I think you can throw anything at it, as long as it’s quite clear what it’s for. If you’re working under 20 minutes, in my opinion, you don’t […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week: A cheap facsimile of the classic Nokia 8110 managed to upstage the launch of of a range of premium Android phones at MWC.  Nostalgia is powerful, but I don’t think what’s going on here. I could see this as a weekend phone allowing consumers to wind down at […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Wow. Facebook eroding much faster than anyone expected. Pivotal’s analysis of Nielsen data shows core app dropped 11% in time spent per person in November. Without Instagram/WhatsApp, a complete cliff dive in share of time. pic.twitter.com/tEd5UclZ3p — Jason Kint (@jason_kint) February 20, 2018 After Anbang Takeover, China’s Deal Money, Already Ebbing, Could Slow Further – […]

Oprah time: Operaatio Elop (Operation Elop) by Pekka Nykänen & Merina Salminen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Operaatio Elop covers one of the most dramatic events in Finland since the Winter War. At the time of Nokia’s high point it accounted for over 25% of the Finnish economy. There has seldom been a fall so drastic as Nokia’s fall in the mobile phone market from leading player to disaster. With that fall […]