Category: future

Google adsense decline a blip or trend?

For the first three quarters of 2013 growth of revenue from partner sites through the Google AdSense program completely stagnated and revenues actually shrunk. Things looked a little better for the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, but industry pundits and…

Microsoft Office for iPad, will they or won’t they?

Microsoft was hoping the exclusive availability of “real Office” would be enough to give their Surface tablet an advantage. It turned out that wasn’t enough and, after a year of sluggish (non-existent) sales,  Microsoft had to write off almost a…

Landlines revisited

Way back in 2007, telecom consultant Tom Evslin said: “There Won’t Be Any Landlines in 2013” and I said “I’ll take that bet.” As I said then, I like bold predictions like this. Tom said: “By 2012 no more reason to…

Google == AOL 2001?

Brian S. Hall and I share some views about Google’s situation. Earlier this year, I said: Google has to be worried even more about the decline in the desktop pie, given that according to their own SEC filings, 96% of…

Surface Analysis

You may have heard me already poking fun at Microsoft Surface as the “Zune 2.” I’m not the only one of course to make that comparison. ZDNet goes so far as to suggest “Microsoft’s greatest hardware fiasco ever?” I still feel…

Forbes: Android is shipping more phones but Apple is still the logical choice for mobile development

The title to this May 9 story, suggests another Apple bashing: “Is Apple’s dominance of Mobile Development on the Wane?” It appears to be an old editorial trick, the classic alarmist headline, because the article itself goes on to answer in…