Perhaps the ultimate adage in show business is, “Leave ‘em wanting
As a professional speaker for the better part of three decades, the constant
reminder is it is “better to stop too early than too late.”
And, this afternoon, Steve Jobs showed he knows that all business is show
business as well as any executive who ever lived.
Certainly, we hope and pray there is no subsequent annoucement about his
health. However, why would he desire the role of Chairman of Apple’s Board
of Directors if he didn’t plan on being around?
Instead, look at what he has done. He returned to the company he had founded
years earlier during a time it was on life support — with many investors
calling for the corporate equivilent of “pulling the plug” — and simply
turned it into the most valuable organization on the planet.
Anyone involved with manufacturing knows that product development... (more)
Let’s get started, I’m not in love w/ the new naming system for the iPad.
“New” should never be in any products name, let alone a real piece of
technology (will the next one be New New? or New and Improved iPad?).
Ridiculous. That said, Apple has certainly upped their internal standards (as
the iPad 2 was showing its age and limitations in a few aspects).
The first huge upgrade is the screen. While I still disagree with the 4:3
aspect ratio, Apple has quadrupled the pixels to a ridiculous 2048×1536. At
1536p it certainly is beyond 720p or 1080p (hd resolutions) b... (more)
Apple claims six more Samsung products, including the Galaxy Note II,
infringe eight of its patents and wants to add them to its other California
suit against the Korean giant, the one that doesn't go to trial until March
Its first California suit against Samsung resulted in a jury verdict awarding
it $1.05 billion in damages.
The decision will be reviewed by presiding District Court Judge Lucy Koh on
December 6. She could ban the Samsung products that were found to infringe or
throw the verdict out. Since they are older products, Samsung's biggest risk
is to its pride... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
Today was a historic day in computing history. While the techno-geeks will
argue for the next several months what this really means and what the Apple
iPad is missing or why it’s only a large screen iPod Touch, I’m going to
be focused on what I think this really means to some key industries and how
Appcelerator can help. From my perspective, web developers are talking up and
overwhelmingly are planning new application experiences for the new iPad. We
surveyed just a small sample of our community of developers and found that
over 90% of them plan on building an iP... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
On Monday I wrote an article that put my initial thoughts and findings
together on the newly announced iPad's. It included my belief that the
current mass of iPhone Developers are excited & poised to adopt iPad, not
only with their current applications on the App Store, but creating new
applications to take advantage of the iPad... A New app 'gold rush' gathering
Today I have just read a great article from Jason Schwarz on Seeking Alpha,
which continues my thread and suggests that currently the iPad is being
underestimated for business.
To quote Jason... (more)
Google Session at Cloud Expo
Apple is beginning to know how Xerox PARC felt.
Like Apple did to PARC, Google has lifted from Apple again this time on
behalf of Google Apps and set up a Google Apps Marketplace where third
parties can sell business programs that integrate with Google Apps to the two
million companies and 25 million users that have reportedly adopted Google
Apps in the last three years.
The marketplace, which will irritate Microsoft, launched Tuesday with some 50
programs from companies like Intuit and Atlassian and more reportedly coming
from companies like NetSuite... (more)