Innovation, Disruption, and the Google Car

Chunka Mui wrote a series of articles about the Google Car in his column at Forbes. It’s a very good analysis of how disruption happens. His analysis can be applied to nearly any industry. Fasten Your Seatbelts: Google’s Driverless Car Is Worth Trillions The...

Twitter, SMS, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Chinese Tweets

SMS and tweeting are different for Chinese. Tweets allow 140 characters, which only allows 12-20 English words (with lots of cryptic shortenings). But  a Chinese character is a word, and they use fewer spaces, so a Chinese tweet can have 120-130 words. They can send...

Post-computer? Post-Google?

I went to a conference in NYC a few weeks ago and someone said “Didn’t you bring a laptop?” I replied that I’ve gone post-computer and I held up my smartphone. I do as much as possible on my phone now (a Samsung Galaxy 2). Did you know that...

Another Google Product Shuts Down

Google is shutting down their affiliate network. Their what? A few years ago, I was talking with a senior Google AdWords person. I asked if one of our clients could be on the Google Affiliate network. She said “there’s no such thing.” I asked why...