Keith Rabois, a startup veteran who’s now president and chief operating officer at Square, didn’t mince words today when he talked about the potential of mobile startups. He said “the website as you know it” is “dead, dying, will be dying,” and that the future lies in reinventing Web experiences on the mobile phone.
Methinks: This definitely coincides with our mobile first and distributed content (and management) philosophies.
There’s a line of thinking in Silicon Valley that you should build product businesses rather than services businesses. This thinking is largely driven by the venture capital industry (and subsequently Wall Street) who are in search of high margin, highly scalable businesses.
“1-to-1 is no longer a term that requires an explanation, at least to nearly anyone in a school. You might even say it’s “tipped” in the Malcolm Gladwell sense of become ubiquitous in society if you call “society” education. Nearly any educator can point to their own school or another as an example of providing laptops or tablets to students and teachers and describe at least some of what has happened because of this.”
Resistance is futile, as fact-based decision-making trumps gut feel.
Methinks: Intuition or Evidence, how do you decide? While I am a huge evidence based person… show the facts… intuition and experience is still very important. After reading SuperCrunchers I understand how large scale analysis and data will be superior in many cases. But as Jack Welsh says in his books, gut instinct is important because businesses rarely have all or even enough data.
Just four weeks after the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft unveiled the first platform preview of IE10 at the MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. In his April 12 keynote opening, Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, outlined how the next version of Microsoft’s Web browser builds on the performance breakthroughs and deep native HTML5 support delivered in IE9.
Methinks: But is it enough? Okay, but the Kenect SDK is cool
Methinks: This article provides a good overview of using Flash and the new Playbook SDK for creating apps for RIM’s new tablet. We like the way AIR for Android works and I expect similar satisfaction with this.
Should developers care whether the infrastructure supporting their apps is in the cloud or in a grid? Absolutely. Each has its pros and cons — and until recently, the cloud and grid computing models did not combine the best of both worlds in a single solution.
Methinks: The future I see is an abstraction layer that hinds the difference between local, grid and cloud environments, or what they are calling a single solution. The evolution of large scale parallel computing predicts this. Successful framework hid these type of details from app development. Thoughts?