retail therapy

Casper cuts its CMO, CTO and COO amid further layoffs.

Retail is a tough business as competition is always just around the corner. There’s not a ton of strategic or market detail in this article. Instead, there’s entertaining and unfounded speculation from a “founder in the direct-to-consumer space” that Apple’s […]

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Can Apple change ads?

By Benedict Evans: “Once upon a time, Apple was the iPod company. iPods were a much bigger business than the Mac, and they also made Apple a dominant force in the music industry. Then, as we all know, Apple jumped […]

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How Tim Cook made Apple his own

I’ll take this opportunity to publicly admit I was dead wrong about Apple’s business prospects when Steve Jobs died. Oops! “The industrial engineer has turned Steve Jobs’s creation into a corporate colossus, delivering one of the most lucrative business successions […]

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App stores, trust, and anti-trust

“The app store model has been a central part of the smartphone revolution, bringing safe, trusted software to billions of people for the first time. Breaking it would be insane. The trouble is, it also means Apple (and Google) aren’t […]

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Apple is pulling away from the competition

Independent Apple analyst Neil Cybart makes a compelling case for the company’s new product strategy. “With wearables, my thinking has been that Apple has a lead that is closer to 10 years. This estimate reflects not just software or hardware […]

fun facts

Apple won’t let bad guys use iPhones in movies

I get why they’d have a strong preference here, but I’m surprised they have control at all. I mean – iPhones are everywhere! If any readers know the nuances here and care to educate me, I’m ready to listen. | learn more