Archive for August, 2011



Does anybody use Google+ any more? That seems to be the question floating around these days.

The Goog, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Google+ project made its debut two months ago and by the end of its first month had …

by Peter Lewis   |   August 31st, 2011

The Two Most Dangerous Words in Technology

via MobileOpportunity, Michael Mace on the dangers of pre-announcement

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 31st, 2011

AT&T Without T-Mobile: Whither Wireless?

We now know what the U.S. wireless landscape will not look like in a couple of years. The filing of U.S. v. AT&T effectively ends AT&T’s dream, tacitly shared by Verizon Wireless, of a wireless duopoly with a troubled Sprint …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 31st, 2011

So when does academic publishing get disrupted?

via GigaOm, by Matthew Ingram

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 30th, 2011

HP Executive Drama Drags On

After Wall Street Journal columnist Al Lewis’s scathing and all-too-true assessment of Hewlett-Packard’s year-long campaign of self-destruction gained wide attention, you’d think the company’s executives might just go to ground for a while. That doesn’t seem to be happening.

Todd …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 30th, 2011

Steve Jobs and the Eureka Myth

VIA Harvard Business Review – By Adrian Slywotzky

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 30th, 2011

Why Content is the Biggest Roadblock for Apple TV

It appears as though the “Apple is making a TV” discussion is coming back around. Probably because of rumor reports that “sources in the know” are talking about a brand new product category.

Apple has a hobby business …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 30th, 2011

Geek Culture: Screenshot of Steve Jobs’s Calendar on Day 1 as Ex-CEO

Nitrozac & Snaggy’s “The Joy of Tech” is such a geeky pleasure. Here’s today’s, a screenshot of Steve Jobs’s calendar on his first day as former CEO of Apple:

Copyright 2011, Geek Culture

by Peter Lewis   |   August 29th, 2011

Can Amazon Make a Cheap iPad Challenger?

Developments in the tablet market in the past couple of weeks, especially Hewlett-Packard first killing the TouchPad then successfully disposing of tens of thousands of them in a $99 fire sale, has led to some very strange commentary on how …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 29th, 2011

Jobs Made Apple Great By Ignoring Profits

VIA Reuters – By Clayton Christensen

by The Tech.pinions Team   |   August 29th, 2011
by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 29th, 2011

Here’s a Ridiculous Idea-Split Apple in Two

I saw a story earlier today that said that some on Wall Street have suggested that Apple should split their business in two- A Mac business and the more profitable iOS business.

I normally don’t criticize my brethren on …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 29th, 2011

Real Intelligence

The age of intelligent machines is upon us. How did we get here? Who led the way?

You probably know that machines beat humans at chess, and that IBM’s Watson beat humans in the television game show Jeopardy. If you live …

by Peter Lewis   |   August 28th, 2011

Why Apple Still Shouldn’t Make Televisions

Ryan Block at gdgt has dusted off a six-month-old post to respond to the latest rumors about Apple getting into the business of making TV sets. His arguments about why this won’t happen as as good and succinct as ever.

Apple …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 28th, 2011

A personal note to readers


A personal note to Tech.pinions readers:

I’m honored by the invitation from Ben and Tim Bajarin and Steve Wildstrom to write for Tech.pinions. I’m also delighted to have this opportunity to reconnect with many old friends from my New York Times …

by Peter Lewis   |   August 26th, 2011

Richard Kerris on the Future of webOS

In a post yesterday, I mistakenly attributed to Richard Kerris, vice president-worldwide developer relations for Hewlett-Packard’s webOS business unit, thoughs actually written by Derek Kessler of PreCentral. Today, Kerris graciously spent a few minutes on the phone  with me to …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 26th, 2011

Why Microsoft Should Buy HTC Not Nokia

I don’t want to be in the predictions business. I like being in the industry analysis business. However to be an effective analyst and in particular focus on industry trends like my firm does we need to not …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 26th, 2011

Correction: The future of webOS

In a post yesterday, I mistakenly attributed views on the future of webOS to HP’s Richard Kerris. The article referred to was actually written by  Derek Kessler of PreCentral. I apologize for the error.

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 26th, 2011

H-P’s Apotheker: We Want to Split H-P Into Two Companies

H-P CEO Leo Apotheker has a very different set of talking points this week than he did last week in a hastily called teleconference after a trading halt which announced the halt to WebOS investments and the spinoff of the …

by Peter Kastner   |   August 26th, 2011
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Steve Jobs Patents

VIA The NY Times

by The Tech.pinions Team   |   August 25th, 2011

Think Different

My favorite Apple marketing campaign by far was their “think different” campaign. I felt like that campaign profoundly spoke to me and I am a sucker for great marketing.

That slogan, I always believed, summed up Apple eloquently. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 24th, 2011

Apple After Steve

Everybody has heard the news by now: Steve Jobs resigned because he “could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO.”

In his letter of resignation to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community, Jobs wrote: “I …

by Peter Lewis   |   August 24th, 2011
Apple-Think Different

Contemplating the Future of Apple Without Steve Jobs as CEO

Today’s news that Steve Jobs would step down as CEO came as a surprise to many. But I believe Jobs had been preparing for this day for at least 5 years. Apple watchers over that time began to see signs …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 24th, 2011

Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO: The Press Release

via BusinessWire and Yahoo finance

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 24th, 2011

The NSA Wants Your Home Network To Be Safer

The National Security Agency is best known for its global communications snooping, but it is also responsible for helping to keep the nation’s computers safe from attack. Most of that effort is focused on government systems and large corporate networks, …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 24th, 2011