In Memoriam

My dad died over the weekend. He gave me many things in life, but I remember him most for his constant, enveloping and unqualified love. He was a giant to me and I miss him terribly. Goodbye, Dad – I love you. Update: here are links to his obituaries in various papers / news outlets continue…

Does Android Even Need Mobile Carriers to Succeed?

As I follow the early press on the HTC / T-Mobile G1 (a.k.a., “the Google Phone”), I’m struck by how little attention the phone features are getting, as compared to the IP-based tasks made possible by the open developer marketplace. One application that got me thinking about where this is all headed is iSkoot, a continue…

Distribution, Distribution & Cooler Planet

One of the first things we look for in an investment opportunity is a unique insight about how to secure low-cost distribution for the idea. Absent that insight, even the most compelling software execution can languish in obscurity; if it’s present, the resulting momentum can turn a good idea into a category killer by giving continue…

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Placing Bets On The Mobile Web

Om Malik has a great post up today titled “Why Windows Mobile is in Trouble.” In it, he cites a recent Gartner study on smartphone market share that helps put the iPhone phenomenon in perspective, and also shines a light on prospects for Blackberry’s much anticipated Storm model. As the table below indicates, worldwide iPhone continue…

Paul Kedrosky’s Global Economic Forecast

I’ve long been an avid reader of Paul Kedrosky’s Infectious Greed, a “finance” blog covering everything from micro- (e.g., early stage VC and individual stock analysis) to global-scale macro-economics. His recent posts on the global credit meltdown have been some of the best and most lucid writing I’ve come across on the subject, but today’s continue…

More on PRM: BatchBlue

I was a little late on this one (they launched at DEMO 2007), but Mashable just wrote up another interesting entrant in the Personal Relationship Management (PRM) category: BatchBlue. The article was timely – Andy and I were just talking about the need to manage our professional contacts more effectively last Friday – and the continue…

Apple Netbook Coming Soon? I Hope He’s Right

Mobile tech blogger JKOnTheRun has a fresh post up today offering three reasons why Apple is likely to add a “netbook” to their laptop line in the near future. I have no idea if his arguments hold water, but I sure hope so. It’s coming up on two months since I replaced my stolen laptop continue…