Time to change all those .dev local environments

Web developers typically use the .dev extension as a TDL for local development environments. Thus when developing a web app, instead of needing to use “localhost” with a specific port, they’d set up the host files to recognize example.dev as the domain for easier testing. That has worked fine until now, since Google just released […]

Wearables

I’ve been using the Apple Watch for the past few weeks. Before that, I hadn’t worn anything on my wrists in over 15 years. Although I don’t quite understand the implications of wearables yet, I know there’s something there. The obvious use case is small, micro-interactions through notifications like a message from my wife saying […]

Don’t scratch too hard

As kids, we’re told not to scratch if it itches, since it will just make it worse. As entrepreneurs searching for problems to solve, we’re told the exact opposite. We could build better products by solving our own pains, since we’ll know the problem better than anyone. Paul Graham calls this organic ideas. Besides, how […]

Consumer Grade

Historically, enterprise software buying has occurred in silos ruled by IT overlords. IT commanded what computers, smartphones, and software you had to use. In most places, this is still the case, but, the fact that most employees use their personal devices,(tablets and smartphones) at work, means that they’ll have a say in what they are […]

Why Android will gain HUGE tablet marketshare later this year

Why Android will gain HUGE tablet marketshare later this year Robert Scobles’s vision of Android tablet future is of single app devices for business and institutions. Apart from the low margins the device manufacturer earns(if they’re lucky), who else gets to win here? Do developers get to sell dozens of apps? Does Google make any […]

Note to entrepreneurs: Your idea is not special

Note to entrepreneurs: Your idea is not special Brad Feld: Often these entrepreneurs think their idea is brand new – that no one has ever thought of it before. Other times they ask me to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect their idea. Occasionally the emails mysteriously allude to the idea without really saying what […]

IBM’s centenary: The test of time

IBM’s centenary: The test of time The Economist: But [Apple] has a powerful organising idea: take the latest technology, package it in a simple, elegant form and sell it at a premium price. I think Apple applies this principle very effectively, but completely disagree it charges a premium. iPhones, iPads and Macs compete on features […]