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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Internet of Things: The “Basket of Remotes” Problem   —  We count on WiFi and Bluetooth in our homes, but we don't have appliances that provide self-description or reliable two-way communication.  As a result, the Internet of Things for consumers is, in practice, a Basket of Remotes.
Jan 13, 2014, 7:25 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Despite higher ARPU generated by smartphones, carriers still complain of subsidy burden   —  Shameless Carriers  —  By Jean-Louis Gassée in mobile internet 4 Comments Tags: att, iphone, verizon … Until about two weeks ago, it seemed that our major wireless carriers had given …
Dec 16, 2013, 4:25 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Microsoft CEO Search: Stalemate   —  The Microsoft CEO succession process appears to be stalled.  This is a company with immense human, technical, and financial resources; the tech industry is filled with intelligent, energetic, dedicated candidates.  What's wrong with the matchmaking process?
Dec 9, 2013, 10:05 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
New iWork: Another Missed Opportunity To Set Expectations   —  With the 5.0 iWork suite we revisit Apple's propensity to make lofty claims that fall short of reality.  The repetition of such easily avoidable mistakes is puzzling and leads us to question what causes Apple executives to squander the company's well-deserved goodwill.
Nov 10, 2013, 8:35 PMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Microsoft Mission Impossible   —  You're Microsoft's new CEO.  How do you like staring at the abyss between two mutually exclusive ways of making money?  The old business model, Windows and Office licensing, is going away.  The Devices and Services future puts you in direct competition …
Oct 14, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple's Wearables Future   —  Wearable technologies have a huge future.  For Apple, they'll create a new product category with an iPhone-like revenue stream!  No so fast.  Smartwatches and other wearable consumer products lack key attributes for breaking out of the novelty prison.
Sep 8, 2013, 10:35 PMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Surveillance: The Enemy of Innovation   —  When we think of government surveillance, we worry about our liberties, about losing a private space where no one knows what we do, say, think.  But there is more.  Total Surveillance is the enemy of innovation, of anything that threatens public or private incumbents.
Aug 6, 2013, 4:30 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The App Store: Good Deeds, Poor Communication   —  Apple does the right thing when striving to keep its App Store free from promotional trickery - but fails to shed light on the process and, as a result, damages its reputation.  —  Earlier this month, the Apple App Store removed the popular AppGratis application from its shelves.
Apr 21, 2013, 11:00 PMIn context
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
A lesson of Public e-Policy   —  The small Baltic republic of Estonia is run like a corporation.  But its president believes government must to play a crucial role in areas of digital policy such as secure ID.  —  Toomas Hendrik Ilves must feel one-of-a-kind when he attends international summits.
Apr 15, 2013, 5:35 AMIn context
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple is Losing The War - Of Words   —  Besides its ads, Apple says very little, confident numbers will do the talking.  This no longer works as others have seized the opportunity to drive the narrative.  —  The day before Samsung's big Galaxy S4 announcement, Apple's VP of Marketing …
Mar 17, 2013, 3:30 PMIn context

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