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The Incredible CardMunch for Android Mystery: Market Stolen by CamCard


Over a year ago now someone on the UBC campus, who was thinking of developing an app, told me about this cool application for capturing cards into your contacts by photographing them on your smart phone. It was Cardmunch. It turned out that the application was only available on the iPhone at that time, but as luck would have it, the company had just been acquired by LinkedIn. Voila! It would obviously only be a few months at most before I could obtain it for my Samsung Android smart phone, right? Wrong. That was over a year ago.

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Microsoft’s New End Game Strategy: Pray


In a further episode of my earlier posts on the Mega Mobile Market Share War, it would seem that International Data Corporation (IDC) and Gartner, the two leading high tech industry analysis firms, are haggling over whether the precipitous drop in quarterly PC sales is 11. 2% or 14%. It also adds evidence to the accelerating rate of change in the corporate life cycle. Corporate life cycle events that took a decade are now occurring in a few short years.

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Mobile Market Share: A Multidimensional War of Titans Worth Following


NOTE: This post, originally published in January 2013, continues to be one of the most viewed on the site.  As Google and Apple now are estimated to enjoy 98% market share between the two, many of my projections regarding this market appear to have been borne out. In one of the most interesting high tech […]

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App Development Boom’s Depressing Underbelly: What Ever Happened To Big Ideas?


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/business/as-boom-lures-app-creators-tough-part-is-making-a-living.html?ref=technology&_r=0 This morning’s New York Times published an article on the frothy boom in “app development”  for Apple IOS and Google Android devices.   The four page in-depth analysis of the “app industry,”  paints a very depressing picture.  For all of the hoopla about this area, the statistics suggest that it is little more than […]

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