Climate change stories

There was an interesting juxtaposition of articles in the Observer this morning. The leader set the tone with a strong call for action in the face of the IPCC report.  Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its fifth assessment report on the physical science of global warming and made it clear that the continued […]

Has Apple lost its innovation mojo?

Has Apple has lost its innovation mojo? Yes, according to many pundits who weighed in immediately following last Tuesday’s announcements of the iPhone 5S and 5C. Comments from The Guardian were typical: “Once a company renowned for breaking new ground, Apple is turning into a typical American corporation” says the sub-head.  treading water is what Apple has […]

The car as a new frontier for what’s left of Nokia?

Microsoft’s headline-grabbing acquisition of (most of) Nokia’s handset division dominated the airwaves this morning but among all the coverage was a piece from Techcrunch on the bit that Nokia is left with. That is, somewhat clumsily, called HERE and it is a software business building on top of the maps division. This business is focused […]

ABC of metrics

I loved this passage in a talk given by Stijn Debrouwere who works at The Guardian: The metrics you’ll need will depend on your business, but as a starting point I like Dave McClure’s list of five startup metrics for pirates: acquisition: finding new users activation: getting users to give your product a try retention: making sure […]