Making the case for Apple acquiring Nokia.
Looking at recent events, it appears that we are at the tipping point of a substantial demographic shift in power. In this entry, I highlight my thinking as to why I believe we’re there and some of the potential impacts.
Apple has it. Google has it. Microsoft fails at it. Yahoo! sometimes does and sometimes doesn’t. What I am talking about is buzz and coolness. It seems every time Apple or Google introduces a new product, the buzz is high. For example, Apple recently introduced a $350 speaker and, while the reaction was more tepid […]
So it’s that time of the year. As is the case every year, I’m reviewing the predictions I made last year and looking at the score. Voice Over IP The big surprise here was the acquisition game. When I made the predictions last year, i thought that the acquirers would be larger telcos. However, companies […]
I contacted NPR about some of their shows and adding podcasts to them (the job of an evangelist never stops.) However, when I did, I did not expect I would end up getting something that few others are aware of and maybe even a scoop: NPR is not renewing its contract with Audible and is […]
Much of the discussion over Digital Rights Management has focused on the extremes, offering only and all or nothing approach. However, my own recent experience is that there is much more granularity to DRM than most people in the space want you to think. Freshness vs. Convenience vs. Value When watching movies, I have several […]
So it took me some time to figure out what the Mac mini is about. Not so much what it is but what it’s impact in the long run may be and why and how it matters. Size matters My first thought, when I read the specs, was about the size of the device. My […]
Another year, another round of predictions. As is now becoming customary on TNL.net, it’s time to project out the future year. As always, I’ll revisit those predictions at the end of the year. Voice Over IP VoIP experienced tremendous growth in 2004 but it was just the beginning. This year, much more will happen in […]
I’ve been getting a lot of feedback regarding LightScribe, the new technology for writing labels on CDs and DVDs. First of all, a correction to the previous entry: In that entry, I said that LightScribe was a silk screening technology. Steve Loughran, who worked on the technology, points out that It has been likened silk […]
A new survey just highlighted that three quarters of teens feel that file sharing should be legal. This pretty much caps any chance for the music industry to survive under their current model. The issue here is that if kids are perceiving file sharing as something that should be legal, they will probably not grow […]