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The End Of Android

Mar. 20, ‘13: Irresponsible speculation about Google’s management change. Why is Andy Rubin no longer running the mobile platform he created? Who knows. Probably only a few people know the real reason. Maybe Andy doesn’t even know. This sort of stuff is complicated. … Continue reading →

Peak Mac?

Jan. 29, ‘13: Was 2012 a one-off year of treading water for Apple’s Mac business? Or has the Mac peaked for good? After years of impressive growth, Mac shipments declined in 2012. During the December quarter, Mac shipments dropped a conspicuous 22% from … Continue reading →

It’s A Great Time For Magazines

Aug. 16, ‘12: It is, for the most part, a challenging time to be a “magazine company”. Circulation at newsstands is down 10% this year, for instance. Time Inc.’s operating income decreased 43% year-over-year during the June quarter, on 9% lower sales. But … Continue reading →

What Apple Propaganda Looked Like 15 Years Ago: The 1997 MacAdvocate CD-ROM

Jul. 19, ‘12: Apple has long been fortunate to have an excited fan base promoting its products and helping lure first-time buyers. But did you know that Apple used to distribute free collateral to help its biggest fans spread the message? That’s what … Continue reading →

Understanding Twitter

Jul. 2, ‘12: Hooray! The semi-annual Twitter Openness Shitstorm(tm) is upon us again. This time apparently sparked by Twitter’s move to stop syndicating tweets to LinkedIn, this developer blog post by Twitter’s newish product lead Michael Sippey, and the incredible amplifying effect Twitter (the … Continue reading →

Exploring The New Foursquare

Jun. 8, ‘12: The big-picture thing to remember for a company like Foursquare, which has raised a lot of venture capital, is that growth is what keeps the lights on. If your growth isn’t accelerating — or, worse, you’re not growing at all … Continue reading →

If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

Jun. 4, ‘12: The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy. Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called … Continue reading →

How Infographics Are Ruining The Web

Feb. 10, ‘12: Get Smarter: SplatF Featured Charts

10 Things We Learned About Apple In 2011

Dec. 29, ‘11: Apple did have a succession plan — an obvious one. There were a lot of big Apple stories this year, but Steve Jobs’ retirement and death was the biggest. For years, especially around Jobs’ previous medical leave in 2009, there … Continue reading →

The new, new Twitter: 10 big takeaways

Dec. 8, ‘11: Twitter launched a major new version of its service today with many components: A significant redesign; a more common user experience between Twitter-the-website and its various apps; more features for brands; and new versions of TweetDeck for the web, Mac, … Continue reading →