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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Reading Time: 1 minute How Adform discovered HyphBot – one of the largest botnets to ever hit digital advertising (PDF) Apple wins one of their First Augmented Reality Patents related to Compositing an AR Scene – reminded of the locative art from William Gibson’s Spook Country Sweating bullets: notes about the creation of PowerPoint by Robert Gaskins – (PDF) […]

Ten years of the Kindle

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ten years of the Kindle, just let that settle in for a moment. That has blown by. Amazon is celebrating 10 years of the Kindle so it makes sense to reflect on the device and the service. Ten years ago today, we launched the first-ever Kindle. Happy 10th birthday @AmazonKindle and thank you to all […]