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Apple users are nothing if not dedicated. The landmark form factor and user
interface innovations the company has ushered in over the last 25 years have
created a fiercely dedicated customer base.
There are Mac clubs, iPhone fan sites, and even online photo collections of
Apple logo tattoos!
All eyes will be on San Fran January 27 for Apple’s virtually-confirmed and
much-anticipated launch of their new tablet computer.
A tablet is a touch screen minicomputer with a digital keyboard integrated
into the touch interface (no mechanical keys). Imagine a larger, thinner
The Apple tablet will likely rely on rich media and apps delivered over the
web from some sort of Apple hub. Ever notice how half the yuppie homes you
visit these days have a web-connected “kitchen laptop” set up? Now you
see the market for the tablet.
Google has nailed the ... (more)
Brightcove, an online video platform, on Monday announced the Brightcove
Experience for HTML5, a framework for publishing and delivering high quality,
interactive and advertising-supported Web video experiences for
HTML5-compatible devices. The new platform solution, available free of charge
to more than 1,000 Brightcove customers in 42 countries, will enable media
companies and marketers around the world to easily expand the reach of their
online video initiatives to popular consumer devices including the Apple
iPad, iPhone® and iPod® touch.
"Our customers want to be able to de... (more)
The rate of change in a mathematical equation can vary immensely based upon
the equation and the inputs to the equation. Certainly the rate of change for
f(x) = x^2 is a far different picture than the rate of change for f(x)=2x,
for example. The old adage “the only constant is change” is absolutely
true in high tech. The definition of “high” in tech changes every time
something becomes mainstream.
You’re working with tools and systems that even ten years ago were hardly
imaginable. You’re carrying a phone that Alexander Graham Bell would not
recognize – or know how to use. You h... (more)
Remember Hamlet and the quoteThe lady doth protest too much, methinks"? While
in this case it isn't a lady, the question still applies to Apple's CEO.
Steven P. Jobs posted a 1,700-word letter on Apple’s Web site on Thursday,
explaining the company’s decision not to allow the multimedia software
Adobe Flash on Apple’s mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad. The
letter titled "Thoughts on Flash" ran the gamut from philosophical issues
about the nature of closed platforms to complaints about performance and
crashes.Why would Steve go to the trouble of sharing his "diatribe"? ... (more)
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 c... (more)
Nearly every web application that interacts with a user is faced with the
dilemma of how to best support tablets and mobile devices. As entrepreneurs
we can no longer put off supporting these platforms as a nice to have. The
demand that is created by iPad users and the influx of Android tablets in the
marketplace is significant especially for early stage companies. Zoomstra
is no different and we are currently facing our biggest technology decision
yet. What is our best option for supporting tablets?
As a bootstrapped startup we have to make smart decisions on where we spend ... (more)