I’m not sure I like the ‘Ubiquity first, revenue later strategy. It can definitely work but I fear most of the time it does not. There are really only 3 ways to make money on the web: by selling stuff (like Amazon or Netflix), by taking ‘a cut’ on stuff (like Uber or Airbnb), and […]Read more "Get Revenue or Die Tryin"
“Social networking is not about farming followers, it’s a way of cultivating relationships.” – Hubspot “Starbucks is now banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It will get even worse for smokers once they realize every Starbucks is about 25 feet from another Starbucks.” – Jimmy Fallon Starbucks is a very socially engaged company. […]Read more "Starbucks’ Killer Social Media Strategy"
I’ve never really liked the term ‘e-commerce’. But now more than ever it does not make much sense to think of e-commerce as a separate category. Everything is just commerce. If you want a new term I would suggest something like ‘ubiquitous commerce’, ‘omnichannel commerce’, or ‘pervasive commerce’. The frontiers between the different channels are […]Read more "E-commerce is dead. Long live omnichannel commerce!"
I had this idea today while overhearing a colleague cursing (again) against Microsoft… I never really was a huge Microsoft fan. But I never hated them or their products either. For me, whether I copy a file in Windows, iOS, or Debian, does not make that much of a difference. In fact, I always felt […]Read more "Suggestion for Microsoft: Xbox Phone!"