What’s Next

From Ben Thompson’s post – “The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014” While the introduction of the iPhone seems like it was just yesterday (at least it does to me!), we are quickly approaching seven years – about the midway point of this epoch, if the PC and Internet are any indication.4 […]

Going Digital and Back Again

From analog to digital to somewhere in between… Companies are testing how to exploit their digital assets and insights to create real-world, tangible new products. Think about how Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talks about the Netflix transformation into a live-action studio: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” So […]

Aggregating Value

Peter Kim has a short post describing the guiding principle of : Aggregate or Be Aggregated Peter writes: “Functional integration of ecosystems is emerging as the path towards maximizing value creation within our increasingly digital world. To own an industry leadership position, you need to own the experience. Aggregate or be aggregated. Keep this in […]

Platform Strategies Evolve

While most platforms evolve from “killer apps” to powerful platforms, Bijan Sabet highlights how new platforms are emerging without developing an application first. From Bijan, examples include: Yodlee for banking apps Twilio for voice and sms apps Cardspring for payment card apps Clever for education apps Onswipe for touch web apps These “platform first” companies […]

Twitter Federation

Dan Wineman lights up the federation crew by asking for a federated Twitter.  Dan outlines the benefits as well as the problems when it comes to a decentralized, federated, real-time, social communications app. “I’d like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service […]

The Story of Nike+

Stefan Olander is VP of Digital Sport at Nike and co-author of The Laws of Velocity.  Under his leadership, Nike is transitioning to a digital product + services company and is innovating in a number of ways to change their relationship with users. “It used to be that when you bought a product, that was […]

Federated Content Delivery Networks

EdgeCast Networks has announced their vision for a federation platform that enables the exchange of content between independent Content Delivery Network operators. As we've seen with the introduction of federated communications and enterprise applications, the introduction of federated content may well change the content delivery landscape. It is worth looking at 3 patents related to […]