Prediction: Smartphones Will Be Our Unnatural Predators Status: Occurring In New York, we’re surrounded by people who listen to music, operate iPhones, read Kindles, or craft winkey faces to their mistresses – as they CROSS THE STREET! This addiction to portable toys is so powerful, it’s turned pedestrians into wild hogs and taxis into hillbillies with grills. “Unwittingly, […]
Status: Occurring Prediction: Phone-linked remote medicine will take off “Even without an elegant solution to the data problem, remote monitoring technology will be the next wave of health care innovation. It is the scalable killer app that will cut down on office visits and allow doctors to monitor hundreds of patients’ vitals from the comfort
The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. After all, how
(This piece originally appeared on Forbes) The demise of Google+ is a cautionary tale of rivalry, missed opportunity, and of course, drunk geeks waltzing. (…I’ll explain.) As an active user of Google+ and casual clairvoyant of Google’s strategy, it’s no surprise that you’re almost as likely to be bodyboarding with Gisele Bündchen as reading this sentence on Google+. While Google+ loyalists hunt
With rabid coverage on every major tech site, only Turkish prisoners and my parents could have missed the most important product launch in startup history. No, it wasn’t a cure for cancer or even irritable bowels . It was Coin. What is coin? As if you didn’t know… It’s an electronic payment card that stores
This is a subscriber-only update to Steve Faktor’s Deconstructing Google Strategy article in Forbes. It’s a deep-dive into what Google & its competitors might do next.
After Google’s I/O announcements, I flashed back to a dozen or so conversations I’ve had with executives and entrepreneurs about what Google is doing. Reading between the lines, some imagined buying yachts after a Google acquisition. Others feared downgrading to an inner tube if Google entered their space. The best way to think about what Google might
I’ll be first to admit that I’m a reforming “innovation” trollop. I’ve thrown the word around too lightly, at any old sailor. I need a hot shower and a Brillo pad… What’s so bad about “innovation”? It doesn’t mean much…and maybe never did. Today, we use it to describe an iPhone newsreader app and the reinvention of space