App constellations 2018 research

Reading Time: 4 minutes I initially looked at app constellations back in 2014, when Fred Wilson put a name to the the phenomena. And every two years or so I have gone back and looked at a number of major internet companies to see how many different types of apps that they had in play. I originally selected the … Read moreApp constellations 2018 research

Discussion on voice interfaces and services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Interesting discussion on the use of voice interfaces and services. There is a certain amount of cheerleading involved in the talk; but that is to be expected with vendors in the room. If found it interesting that one of the panelists; Sam Liang of AISense moved out of where2.0 services and into voice. because location … Read moreDiscussion on voice interfaces and services

Chinese smartphone eco-system for beginners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ok this isn’t the most technical video in terms of its review of the Chinese  smartphone eco-system and it doesn’t touch on the WeChat eco-system, but its a good introductory video for westerners by Winston Sterzel, a YouTuber living in Shenzhen. It focuses on only the top domestic Chinese smartphone brands. If I was looking … Read moreChinese smartphone eco-system for beginners

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 3 minutes The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service? – Music Business Worldwide – this also shows how topsy turvy the economics of Spotify are China is quickly becoming the dominant force in startups | Quartz – makes you wonder about Silicon Valley Opinion | The … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Things I’d like to see in 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes There are a number of people who have done great trends / predictions for 2018. I thought that I would focus on what I would like to see. Smartphones are stuck in a period of innovation stuckness. It is becoming increasingly difficult to justify upgrades to your handset. This has had knock-on effects to mobile … Read moreThings I’d like to see in 2018