Category Archives: Technology

MLB App on the iPhone Rocks

In the spirit of the playoff stretch, I thought I would briefly mention how awesome the MLB app on the iPhone is.  The MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) group has done a great job over the past several years.  Since I’ve … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need an Email Address AND a Phone Number?

There’s been a large movement online towards consolidating identity.  Single sign-on (SSO) online has been a goal for a long time, starting with Microsoft’s Passport and then the OpenID and Open Stack movement.  Facebook Connect, in its short life, has … Continue reading

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Amazon and Zappos Sitting In A Tree…But Is That Good For Us Consumers?

When Amazon announced its acquisition of Zappos yesterday, I was pretty excited.  Here were two of my favorite companies joining forces. I have become a huge advocate of Amazon (especially their Prime service) over the past couple years, as they … Continue reading

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Why I gave up my Blackberry Bold (and Palm Pre) for the iPhone 3GS

I am probably not the typical phone user.  I rely on my device for a ton of things throughout the day and night, anywhere from email, maps, news, shopping, entertainment, and, of course calling people.  My Blackberry 8800 and then … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Contract Termination

I don’t like cell phone contracts.  But maybe I should.  I recently bought a Blackberry Bold on AT&T and signed a two year contract.  Turns out that AT&T’s 3G network (as most AT&T subscribers can tell you) is beyond atrocious. … Continue reading

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[Product] is [not] an [incumbent market leader] killer

I think I summarized a significant number of headlines.  I find these extremely unuseful.  I agree it’s a good idea to compare a new product to an old, incumbent.  However, what is not useful (to me at least) is to … Continue reading

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Hybrid Car Sales Trends

I was listening to the Forum on KQED (our local NPR affiliate) yesterday, and they started talking about gas prices and vehicle demand.  One of the guests on the show discussed consumer behavior, and how it changed as gas prices … Continue reading

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