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It feels like just yesterday when we were discussing how trying to trash Apple is not a very good strategy. Oh wait (ok, it was last week. Close enough!) Now, to be fair, Nokia’s attempt was slightly more pathetic than this one by Amazon but still, I mean, how many people do you know that have a Kindle Fire? A little humility isn’t a bad idea, Amazon.
Wait, don’t close the tab, I am not going to be talking about the impressive growth in Lumia sales or the fact that Windows Phone has begun to surpass competing platforms in various locations. Enough has been said about those things and putting it frankly, ridiculing Windows Phone as a mobile competitor in today’s market is just plain silly. Wait, I am getting ahead of myself again…
So let me just get this out of the way. Google/Motorola sent me the Moto X a few weeks back and I truly love the device. All else aside, one of the things that drove me nuts about Android is that when I am sitting in a meeting and I get an email or a message, I have to pick up the phone, unlock it, and slide down the notifications just to see if that message is important enough for me to interrupt what I was doing. The Moto X fixes that with the Active Display. The touchless controls on the Moto X are also all sorts of awesome, and I haven’t even mentioned the amazing battery life.
Smartphones are great. No, really. to be connected all the time and have the world at your fingertips is a great advancement to our world. You know what else is it? Extremely addictive. More and more people are becoming quite literally addicted to their phones and some might say, it is ruining the social element of our society.
Do you remember a few years back when the original Motorola RAZR was released? I do. It was my first “cool” mobile phone. In fact, it was more than cool. It astounded me the first time I picked it up, how anyone could get a phone to be this thin. Of course, the RAZR was a terrible phone in today’s standards, in fact, it was a terrible phone in any standards.
Never say never. If I had told you just a few years ago that we would be wearing mobile computers on our wrists and our faces, you might have been inclined to lock me up. And yet, smartwatches are the new black and Google Glass is all over the place.
It is not often that you have a day on which so many announcements are made in the world of technology. Putting aside the launch of the Surface 2, Nokia unveiled some new devices and apps yesterday, BlackBerry completed its launch of BBM for iOS and Android, and and Apple held an iPad event… Was a busy day.
Facebook’s stock price is looking pretty healthy lately ($54 as I write these words) and the reason for this, I believe, is that it seems Zuck has finally doubled down on effective monetization.
It feels like just yesterday when I was talking about brilliant advertising and how to bring mobile ads to the 21st century. Oh wait, it was yesterday! The point is, while display banners will always be there, given all the advanced sensors and capabilities of the mobile device, there has to be a better way. And there is. No, I don’t mean Inneractive, that goes without saying…
If you are not familiar with Flipboard, first of all, you should be. Flipboard is a mobile app that provides what can only be described as a magazine-like reading experience on both mobile devices and tablets.