The Apple Watch is Lost in Time

Are your developers frantically coding for the Apple Watch? Are you super exited for the latest Apple product that will fundamentally change our lifes? Do you think the Apple watch will succeed where Google Glass failed? Are reviews about the Apple Watch positive, bombastic, auspicious of a grand future? Will your whole family buy one? No, no, no, no and no. But then, what’s the matter with this piece of technology? In a nutshell, everything.…

Internet Trends 2015

Annually, Kleiner Perkins publishes the though-leading “Internet Trends” report.  In this year’s report, Mary Meeker presents a fascinating set of new trends. Among the most salient is the fact that Internet growth pace is slowing both in the classic as well as mobile webs.     Another salient slide talks about the new ad formats available on mobile platform, including cinematic pins, local inventory ads and carousel ads. The report also devotes significant attention to…

Why I’m not Buying an Apple Watch

I love Apple products. Actually I’ve been a long-time fan since the 80s. I stood in line for the first iPhone, the first iPad, you name it. My Performa and G4 machines actually had names! But I’m not feeling it this time. Actually I think the Apple watch is the worst designed product in Apple’s history. To me, this smart watch is a Newton kind of thing. Let me explain. Where the Apple Watch Lost…

Smart Watches: To Wear or not to Wear?

The new Android operating system for wearables looks great. And, apparently, is a clear signal of new things to come in the industry. Android Wear might become the next new and shiny toy for your teenagers but it won’t move the needle for businesses in the next couple of years. Why, you might ask? Well, in this new device class the monetization king will be micro content (a.k.a notifications). And no social network (except perhaps…