Category Archives: apple

Delicious lives, will Yahoo

I thought I’d take a break from non-blogging – sorry been trying to focus on building a kick ass company – to comment quickly on the news about delicious having a second life with Avos, a company founded by the founders of YouTube. For delicious – phew, I’ll continue to use the service in the […]

Why is no one talking about iPod touch sales?

As the iPad 2 comes to the UK (the line up in Covent Garden today was insane) and talk of the Blackberry Playbook is still going on – side note to RIM, a year of build up before launch is way too much – I thought it was interesting that RIM was focusing so much […]

Mainstreaming technology

I’m not a huge apple fan boy, but I’m on my way. I’ve got an iPod Touch, a Macbook and I’ll probably get an iPad at some point in the future. I’ve stayed away from the iPhone as I think the iPod browsing and apps meets my needs. Then I saw the Apple keynote (if […]

How to make pay walls work

Interesting article from the Guardian last week talking about the Irish News online pay wall and how they’ve set up a paywall last year with the choice of £5 for one week’s editions, £15 for a month’s and £150 for a year’s subscription but only managed to get “just 1,215 paid subscriptions: 525 weekly, 370 […]

Do one thing great

I read this article from Dan Lyons about switching from an iPhone to an Android and the news about the Android outselling the iPhone in the US and looked down and my blackberry and laughed. Don’t get it twisted, I really like Google and respect the Android OS, I love Apple and love working on […]

Leaving Yahoo!

I’ve always believed in the idea that you should leave a place in better shape than you found it. From when I go to a fast food restaurant and make sure I give the table a good wipe before I take off to my professional career. So with tomorrow – my last day at Yahoo […]

Market share today doesn’t mean market share tomorrow

I’m really enjoying using the Amazon Kindle application on the iPod Touch. I’ve downloaded 3 books and read 1 full book and am halfway through the second. Reading books on an eReader is not something I thought I would really enjoy – at least not as much as I have so far. In the past […]

Having a villain

I came across this interesting interview on business week today (hat tip to Matt), with a guy talking about Steve Job’s presentation style. There were some tips, including one that I’ve been toying with for some time, having a villain. According to the article: “In every classic story, the hero fights the villain. In 1984, […]

Spending in a downturn

Okay, I get it, we’re in a downturn. A recession or whatever you want to call it. Fine. The question is what do you do to ensure long term success during a down turn? Our office had an interesting professor from IMD visit us and talk to us about macroeconomic trends and behaviour, basically addressing […]

Using exclusivity

Recently it was announced that both O2 in the UK and Rogers in Canada would lose their exclusivity around sales of the iPhone. So Orange, Vodafone in the UK and Telus and Bell in Canada will all have the right to sell the iPhone in their respective markets. My guess is that we’ll see the […]