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Apple’s quiet mobile revolution

October 20, 2014 - 03:43 -- Admin

Apple’s iPad launch event last week was fairly uneventful. The iPad Air 2 looks impressive and the Retina display iMac even more so. But there will be no queues in front of Apple stores this time around. Indeed, most of the event was filler, perhaps to cover the fact that Apple’s product strategy does not have the Jobsian balance it once had. (I mean an iPad Mini 3, “give me a break, it is barely an iPad Mini 2.1!)

Tirole and Pasteur

October 13, 2014 - 23:20 -- Admin

citationsThere are lots of criteria that we use to think about why someone should win a Nobel prize. There is creative genius, there are pioneering findings but, in reality, the dominant criteria is impact.

A little podcasting

October 6, 2014 - 05:15 -- Admin

One of the newest ventures in the Creative Destruction Lab is ‘Instaradio.’ They have put out an app called RAUR and I have been playing around with it. What RAUR does is offer a dead simple way of broadcasting audio straight from a mobile phone. Basically, you set up an account and then, when you have something to say, you click a microphone, say it, and it posts it to the web. That’s it.

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