Update 9 June 2011: What a mess. My original “Google’s bright future at both ends of the market” appeared in Business & Economy as “Android apps will be of low quality”. This is absolutely not what my line of reasoning was in the piece. I have asked B&E to change the title to something more reflective of the content, such as “The Android Paradox” as soon as possible. Since the other articles in this cover story also have negative titles, maybe B&E are gunning for Google? Who knows. Anyway, my original text is blow…
Following on my piece on the new rules of the Mobile OS ecosystem for Business & Economy, Steven Philip Warner, a Senior Editor with Planman Media, interviewed me about the future of Android. Our discussion appears in the current issue of Business & Economy (link on the way…)
Steven Philip Warner: According to new data (released in February 2011) by research firm IHS, the Android Market saw revenue grow by 861.5% year-over-year from 2009 to 2010, but the actual dollar figures are tiny compared to all the other major app stores. For instance, revenue grew from $11 million in 2009 to $102 million in 2010 Continue reading
My piece for Wired UK on the start up scene in Ireland, and the Pub Summit last night, is copied below. See article on Wired.
Text of the article below:
Despite the rain, and economic collapse, Dublin seems to be the place to be at the moment. A long line of entrepreneurs and investors queued in the rain to get into last night’s heaving Pub Summit 2011. Inside, the focus was on B2B and social business, and the people spoke about the latest and greatest startups. Continue reading
Last night at the Pub Summit I spoke to Eoghan Jennings, ex-CFO of Xing, and the man behind the new Bootcamp accelerator that will be launching in 2012. I was struck by his optimism, and he gave me 12 reasons why Ireland is a good place for startups (credit to Colm Rafferty from Maples & Caulder who gave Eoghan input on the list). I was covering the event for Wired UK and didnt have space to put the list into the full Wired piece. I think his reasons are interesting and worth sharing here. Continue reading
My basic overview of 3D printing appears in the current (Fortune 500) issue of Fortune.
This piece lays out some rudimentary basics, but I am currently working on a more detailed piece – on what I call the “crowd manufacturing cycle” (short note on this idea in previous post titled “Objects 2.0″). Also, see a more recent post with my discussion with John Kawola, CEO of Z Corporation. Text on the Fortune / CNN Money website, or scanned printed version with images below. Continue reading