Dec 162012
 

 

The screenshot below contains emails, with subject lines and dates, from Apple.

Starting at the bottom we have the iPad introduction, then we have launch dates for iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPhone 4 and at the top iTunes Ping. 

 

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Mar 112012
 

Thought it might be worth documenting how a Lanyrd email from a few days ago became my path to awareness about the Kalamazoo X Conference (Saturday, April 21, 2012). Lanyrd is a way to see which of your online (and possibly real) friends are attending or speaking at an event.

More information about the Kalamazoo X Conference can be found here and here.

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Oct 012011
 

The four consumer technology and Internet firms to watch over the next five years and possibly beyond are, in no particular order.

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Google

These firms are starting to have overlapping products and services.

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Social Services
  • Content Consumption … (New types may be created in the not to distant future)
  • Communications (Phone, IM, Email …)
  • Images / Photography
  • Community (similar to Social Services) [sort of like Meetup.com]
  • Cloud storage – Apple – iCloud, Google – Gdrive (?), Amazon – Cloud Drive

 

Notes:

These firms have been competing in similar spaces for a while now. Apple has been selling music in the iTunes Music Store since April 2003 and Amazon has been selling MP3’s since September 2007. Google recently introduce Music Beta by Google.

Will Facebook get into streaming movies? They recently added Spotify integration to make their music offering more robust.

Amazon has a streaming movie service, Amazon Instant Video, and Google has YouTube. What will happen to Hulu? Will one of these four players make a move to buy it or create a strategic partnership?