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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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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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Understanding the Potential of Watch Apps
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 wa...
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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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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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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Analyse Asia Podcast: New Questions in Mobile, The Asia Edition
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...
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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Meerkat vs. Periscope: Features, Not Products
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 the...
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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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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Google, Mobile and the Next Billion
The change in Google's narrative over the past few months has been very interesting to watch. The recent " Peak Google " proclamations remind me of Facebook's post-IPO narrative in 2012. Conventional wisdom back then was that Facebook's decline was imminent...
The change in Google's narrative over the past few months has been very interesting to watch. The recent "Peak Google" proclamations remind me of Facebook's post-IPO narrative in 2012. Conventional wisdom back then was that Facebook's decline was imminent as mobile was not a meaningful part of their revenue. Of course, Facebook's app install ads and other mobile initiatives disproved that narrative in short order.
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The Next Phase of Search
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 m...
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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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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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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Tech-Thoughts is an analysis of the continuing evolution of mobile platforms, with emphasis on Apple, Android & Microsoft.