On market share | Benedict Evans
However, there’s a rather important problem with looking at the data like this: there is no such thing as a “smartphone market”. Or rather, talking about the “smartphone market” is like talking about the “3G” market or the “colour screen phone” market: you’re picking out a sub-segment that is going to grow to take over the whole market. And ignoring the growth. […]
The whole mobile phone market is converting to smart. Apple is taking the high end and Android is taking the rest. Both are growing very fast, and Android is growing faster. But what matters is phone share, not smartphone share.
Benedict Evans: ‘On Market Share’ | Daring Fireball
Can the Maker Movement Save RadioShack? | Fast Company
But there is a single, bright spark in the gloom. RadioShack now finds itself closely tied to one of the most disruptive and exciting new trends in the entire economy: the Maker movement, in which tens of thousands of hobbyists make supercool projects using robotics, microcontrollers, and 3-D printing.
“Can the Maker movement save Radio Shack?” | The Loop
Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke | Tech.pinions
Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a football team won because it gained more yards when the other team scored more points. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a hockey team won because it had more shots on goal when the other team had more goals.
Market share without context is not only useless, it is worse than useless because it is likely to be misinterpreted.
John Kirk: ‘Android’s Market Share Is Literally a Joke’ | Daring Fireball
Android is winning. Apple is winning. | Virtual Pants
People often forget that Google and Apple are playing the same game with different goals in mind. Apple strives to maximize profitability in hardware sales. Google, on the other hand, is striving for maximum market share, providing the most users for its services. This is a rare, if not unique, war where both Apple and Google can win, and that seems to be very confusing to people.
Android and iOS Are Both Winning | Daring Fireball
theatlantic: The Rise and Fall of Charm in… | ParisLemon
Here Comes the Sun | NYTimes.com
Joe Nocera does it again | Fortune Tech
But what will be remembered about Nocera’s latest Apple column is that he called Tim Cook a liar — accusing him of telling, under oath, a “whopper” and a “flat-out lie.” Nocera implies, but doesn’t actually say, that he makes those charges after watching Cook’s testimony.
I watched Cook’s testimony — twice. I find it hard to believe that Nocera saw any of it. And having read the documents and news articles he cites, I believe that on the points with which he has factual disagreements with Cook, he’s provably wrong.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Joe Nocera on Tim Cook | Daring Fireball
ティム・クックは嘘つきだ：NY タイムズ | maclalala2
Inside Google’s Secret Lab | Businessweek
As the polymath engineers and scientists who work there are fond of saying, Google X is the search giant’s factory for moonshots, those million-to-one scientific bets that require generous amounts of capital, massive leaps of faith, and a willingness to break things. Google X (the official spelling is Google [x]) is home to the self-driving car initiative and the Internet-connected eyeglasses, Google Glass, among other improbable projects.
Sergey is Bruce Wayne, and I’m Lucius Fox. | ParisLemon
“Sergey is Bruce Wayne, and I’m Lucius Fox.”
Glass Questions | ongoing by Tim Bray
But people, and there are a lot of them, who are saying “Glass is doomed because it’s dorky-looking/privacy-invasive/anti-social” are pretty well wrong; it’s more complex than that.
Tim Bray on Glass | Daring Fireball