Why too many startups suck

While statistics are weak on startup success rates, the worst one I’ve seen suggests that 2 in 1,000 venture backed startups will ever achieve $100-million or more in valuation.

Hardware is dead

Pretty much every piece of electronics we use today is sourced and manufactured within 100 miles of Shenzhen, and Hua Qiang is the city’s electronics shopping district.

The WebRTC faceoff: Skype vs. Facebook

Spare a thought for the telcos – they’ve had a hard couple of years fighting off VoIP vendors like Skype. Now a new player has arrived, and it’s going to challenge both the telcos and the VoIP vendors. It’s called WebRTC.

Tablets won’t be revolutionary until they’re $100 or less

The high definition screens, faster processors, and enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets are making big news. But these tablets won’t catalyze the revolution that is waiting to happen. The magic will happen when the price-per-unit drops below $100 on its way towards $50.

Why Apple needs to lose the Samsung appeal

I’m a huge Apple fan. I’ve bought practically every Apple device ever made. I am usually one of those in line the first day Apple releases a new product, and I own Apple stock. That said, I hope that Apple loses if Samsung appeals.