Maybe There Really Will Only Be Five Computers…

Maybe There Really Will Only Be Five Computers… Thomas J. Watson in 1943: I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. John Battelle 2011: Right now, I’d wager that the handful of brands leading the charge to win in this market might be Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and….IBM. About five or so. […]

Amazon may sell 3-5 million tablets in Q4: Forrester

Amazon may sell 3-5 million tablets in Q4: Forrester Amazon is not going to create a Kindle/iPad hybrid. Jeff Bezos knows that LCD technology can’t match e-ink for real reading. That is why I wouldn’t expect the current Kindle form factor to go out the door like most analyst are predicting. If anything Amazon could […]

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 […]