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Live broadcasting apps are features, not full fledged products. But they need to be built on complementary social platforms.
Over the past couple of months, the tech world has become fascinated with live video broadcasts. Meerkat was the new live broadcast sensation until Twitter acquired and re-launched a competing app, Periscope. Since then, some tech observers have devoted themselves to tracking every detail of the competition between them. In my opinion, there are other facets here that may be far more interesting.
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+Sameer Singh  joins me at +Analyse Asia  to discuss the three top topics: Apple Watch, Google's fight with OEMs and Cyanogen & Facebook cloning WeChat & LINE in Asia. #podcast.
Sameer Singh from Tech-Thoughts is back for an interesting discussion with Bernard Leong on the three major topics which dominate the Asian technology and business landscape.
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I have been a bit of a wearables skeptic ever since Android Wear was unveiled at Google I/O last year. Following that, Apple's original announcement of the Apple Watch just added to my list of questions about the category. Hoping to find some answers, I watched yesterday's Apple Watch keynote with great interest. Curiously, what I found were more questions.
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There is No Smartwatch Market
A few months ago, I wrote a post comparing the early sales of smartwatches  to those of tablets and modern smartphones (early iPhone and Android models). As I expected, the numbers didn't bode well for smartwatches. Now that we have another year's worth of ...
A few months ago, I wrote a post comparing the early sales of smartwatches to those of tablets and modern smartphones (early iPhone and Android models). As I expected, the numbers didn't bode well for smartwatches. Now that we have another year's worth of data to play with (from Canalys this ...
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Good point. These figures actually include everything. If you drill down to actual smart watches, the numbers are just insignificant in comparison.
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Last week, Google announced that it would integrate third party apps into Google Now. While this may seem like just another update to Google's contextual search offering, it has the potential to deeply influence interaction models and app discovery in the mobile age. But in order to understand its potential, we first need to understand how search evolved on the web.
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+Sameer Singh lol, all is forgiven! I think if you re-word that section, to the effect of: "In hindsight, search was not seen as important, but rather a draw for Yahoo, Aol, etc to pull eyeballs to their web portal"... then you could throw out most of the timeline stuff. Yahoo, et al. bet on the wrong thing. Google bet on search, simplicity, and speed -- all things that mattered to users, not advertisers ... and won.
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In this episode, we discuss the following topics: New Questions in Mobile by Ben Evans with different perspectives in Asia from Sameer Singh & Bernard Leong. Uber and Google and Uber's recent troubles in India and South Korea. Xiaomi's revenues, pricing vs. engagement and recent funding of $1 ...
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Analyse Asia Podcast: The Apple Watch Conundrum in Asia
In this episode, we discuss the following topics: Apple Watch in Asia Who's buying it?  Why is there no smartwatch market ? Understanding the luxury business from the perspective of Apple and LVMH.  The problem with Apple competing with Tag Heuer in a luxur...
In this episode, we discuss the following topics: Apple Watch in Asia. Who's buying it? Why is there no smartwatch market? Understanding the luxury business from the perspective of Apple and LVMH. The problem with Apple competing with Tag Heuer in a luxury watch market.
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Comparing Facebook's and Google's Vision for Mobile
On the first day of the F8 developer conference, Facebook finally pulled the trigger on something we had expected for months. Facebook messenger is now a platform along the lines of WeChat and other Asian messaging apps. While this isn't necessarily "novel"...
On the first day of the F8 developer conference, Facebook finally pulled the trigger on something we had expected for months. Facebook messenger is now a platform along the lines of WeChat and other Asian messaging apps. While this isn't necessarily "novel", it tells us something about Facebook's vision for mobile.
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Good piece - as always.
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Very interesting discussion between +Bernard Leong​ and +Ben Bajarin​
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The next 2 billion smartphone users probably won't have meaningful disposable income or access to credit. But that doesn't mean they can't be profitable for app developers.
The scale of mobile has become a hot topic among technology investors, and rightfully so, with the mobile industry dwarfing the size of other technology sub-verticals. The smartphone installed base is quickly approaching 2 billion and may have already overtaken PCs.
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Microsoft looks interesting again.
Microsoft made some long expected announcements today -- the return of the start menu, one version of Windows 10 across all devices and an attempt to make Windows apps work across those same devices. Unfortunately, the limited overlap between Windows PC developers and mobile developers makes the latter a weak proposition. On the other hand, Microsoft's HoloLens headset may have some potential.
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One of the biggest announcements of CES was Dish Network's OTT TV service, coined Sling TV. The announcement created palpable excitement about the potential of unbundling the TV industry. In my opinion, Sling TV has potential but it isn't quite the disruption to TV that some have been hoping for.
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    Head Analyst, 2013 - present
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  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute
    Finance & Marketing, 2006 - 2008
  • Muffakham Jam College of Engineering & Technology
    Electronics & Comuunications, 2002 - 2006
  • Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
    1990 - 2000
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