At its root, the Internet of Things is about being about to uniquely identify devices.  Over the last year I’ve been talking more about the Intelligence of Things.  The Intelligence of Things is spawned by devices and objects being uniquely identifiable and addressable, but more it is able machine-to-machine communication performing tasks on my behalf based upon pre-established […]

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The role of social in reading is becoming more pronounced. I’m not talking neighborhood book clubs here (no offense). The social aspects of today’s reading leverages the digital environment where both reading and the sharing of content (and consequently content discovery) is taking place. In Kindle for example, Amazon shows sections of texts highlighted by […]

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What happens when eReaders grow up to be tablets? This morphing is already well underway. Barnes & Noble has always referred to the Color Nook as a tablet eReader – with tablet being the operative word. At their event this week. B&N claimed the Color Nook is the top selling android tablet in the market. […]

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Sally Kohn’s recent prose in USA Today was right in spirit, but nowhere else.  Yes, we should worry about innovation.  Yes, the future of the US economy is innovation.  And yes, we should be making strategic investments into innovation.   But it is ludicrous to suggest the national debt discussion is some “ideological attack.” Kohn inaccurately […]

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Had an interesting conversation with a reporter earlier this week on the topic of “green tech.”  Green tech has always been one of those loosely defined segments of consumer tech.  Many want to box it concretely – but increasingly green is a story of relativism instead of absoluteness. Many (dare I say most) consumer electronics […]

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In a few weeks I’m speaking briefly on a call with executives at Korn/Ferry – the world’s largest executive recruiting firm. My remarks will cover major trends in the consumer tech space and how the global search for talent will be impacted.  For several years now, I’ve talked about companies reaching to create a 360 […]

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The following was published in January 2008: Throughout the history of the consumer technology industry, the home has remained the hub for content. Today, households consume 75 percent of their total video content while at home. Even portable devices aren’t straying far. With 66 percent of consumers using their portable MP3 players and digital media […]

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