Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in … Read moreIs it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Mac software recommendations

Reading Time: 7 minutes Why a list of Mac software recommendations and why me? I have been using Macs since my early cough, cough – ok let’s just say a long time. I bought my first Macs secondhand. The first one was a sit-up-and beg style Macintosh SE. This is in what nerds now call the Mac Classic style … Read moreMac software recommendations

Designing the Internet

Reading Time: 1 minute David D Clark was involved in the designing the internet as it moved into the commercial sphere. He rose to prominence in the 1980s through to the mid-1990s. In the talk at Google’s Mountain View campus he goes over much of the process. The things he says about network economics and security is particularly interesting. … Read moreDesigning the Internet

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Notes From Tencent’s Annual Staff Meeting – China Channel – some interesting insights on how they are looking at the online world 2018 Year in Review – Pornhub Insights – I wish that I’d this quality of data when I was cranking out press releases for Yahoo! The Last Independent Mobile OS – Motherboard – … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

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 … Read moreOprah time: Operaatio Elop (Operation Elop) by Pekka Nykänen & Merina Salminen