Archive for January, 2012
Jan. 23, ‘12: New Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins — previously a co-COO at the BlackBerry maker, in charge of product and sales — is too little, too late. Unless Heins is secretly a rare, freakish visionary genius whose creativity has been stifled … Continue reading →
Jan. 20, ‘12: Y Combinator, asking for startups to drive the future of entertainment: Hollywood appears to have peaked. If it were an ordinary industry (film cameras, say, or typewriters), it could look forward to a couple decades of peaceful decline. But this … Continue reading →
Jan. 20, ‘12: That is, admittedly, a very big number. Since then — October, 2009 — Apple has likely sold about 35 million Macs, possibly 250 million iOS devices, and Google has seen almost 250 million Android activations. (We’ll find out how Apple … Continue reading →
Jan. 20, ‘12: Remember Qwikster?
Jan. 20, ‘12: Microsoft’s investor relations general manager Bill Koefoed, speaking on yesterday’s earnings call, via Seeking Alpha: Turning to the PC market, as I mentioned last week, it was a challenging quarter for the industry. Factors such as the flooding in Thailand, macroeconomic … Continue reading →