Top 10 Trends for 2007 High-Tech Markets: 1. The OS matters. With open source, mashups and mobile players all creating different and incompatible platforms, we believe the software platforms of the future may be layers that run across all those competing operating systems, with Adobe’s Apollo and Microsoft WPF/E both key players, coming to market [...]
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Check out a good piece of early sleuthing by Malik on Flash as a fundamental platform for software 2.0. Apparently, Adobe’s purchase of amicma suggests some new aspirations for the Flash technology giant. Let’s not forget the Adobe has the opportunity to blend Flash, PDF as two fundamental platform plays into a new UI.
George Gilder of Wired has a article worth slowing down and reading. What it supposes is that the desktop is dead and that the Internet cloud is our future. He calls it the dawning of the petabyte age.
One of the fundamental truths about the high technology market today, is that consumers have tremendous power. Market power used to be much like a big castle surrounded by high walls and a moat to control access — Dell, Intel, and the former AT&T are all examples of companies that fared well under that model. [...]
One idea discussed at the web 2.0 conference was “what is collective intelligence”. Is it what some have said about things like Yahoo’s Flicker — that community tagging allows all to more easily find content they couldn’t have found before? In other words groups doing things that collectively add something to the whole? OReilly describes [...]
My top 10 ideas or reflections from Web 2.0 conference this week in San Francisco. #1 There’s a real Heirarchy in Value Creation Apps beat features. Online applications beat packaged applications. “Open” applications beat online applications (meaning those you can build on or get your data out of). Platforms beat any application. Customer experience beats [...]
Recently, Yahoo announced they were letting “outsiders” build their email solution. Why would they do that, some might ask? Why would they not, is what I’m thinking. Get the best ideas to come help you and not only will it be potentially incredible, but they will have a sense of “ownership” of your offer. Can [...]
Marketing Profs kindly published part 5 of a 6 part series about 2 weeks back. Just catching up from last week’s break, and wanted to share it with you. It’s on the new licensing/pricing models coming up. —— Do you remember a time when most meals were the sit down, full-service, dessert-included kind? Even if [...]
When buzz starts to happen in Silicon Valley, the same terms are used over and over again, with a completely different definition for the same words. Yesterday, a client of ours came in for a quick-stop ‘consultation’ to review a business strategy linked to a VC pitch. [We're experimenting with a new business model for [...]
In grade school, one of the key determinants of popularity on the playground was how quickly you were selected when the time came to choose up sides for basketball, baseball or soccer. In the same way, the developing business model for the next ten years depends hugely on which set of developer and ecosystem partners [...]