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Ian Rosenwach

iOS, Safari, and the Mobile Browser War

by Ian Rosenwach 1.2.2018

In the U.S., Chrome has 39% market share, behind Apple Inc.’s Safari browser, which has 52%. UC Browser has less than 1% market share in the U.S. – WSJ (subscription required) The article from the WSJ is about how Google Chrome lags UC Browser (owned by Alibaba) in Asian markets but wow — that stat […]

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Blockchain in Three Words

by Ian Rosenwach 12.22.2017

If you’ve been hearing about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and want to understand what all the excitement is about, start with blockchain technology. Bitcoin couldn’t exist without blockchain technology, but explaining the technology (blockchain) isn’t as as easy as explaining the currency (Bitcoin). We’re all familiar with the idea of money. I’m going to expand on […]

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Apple, Shazam, and the Song Recognizing Speaker

by Ian Rosenwach 12.12.2017

The benefits to Apple Music from the Shazam acquisition are clear. The Music Industry Blog did a great job outlining the prospects of Apple using Shazam’s underlying data and customer knowledge to boost Apple Music. I want to look at it from another angle – HomePod and the voice-controlled speaker market. This is an area with […]

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Apple and the Natural Tension Between Design and Engineering

by Ian Rosenwach 4.26.2017

Summary: If Apple decides it’s a design company, it risks not being about to launch game-changing products. Apple should be a product company, and navigating the balance between engineering and design is the company’s secret sauce. Neil Cybart from Above Avalon’s post on defining Apple as a design company got me thinking about the natural (and healthy!) […]

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Apple 2017

by Ian Rosenwach 1.6.2017

When was the last time someone cared about Apple? It seems like Jony Ive is on his way out. The Apple Watch is doing ok. AirPods sound promising, but where’s the Apple hype machine? And do headphones have game-changer potential, representing a step forward for humanity? Perhaps in the promise of a better ecosystem…but in […]

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Five Predictions for 2017

by Ian Rosenwach 1.2.2017

Here’s my shot at predicting what 2017 will bring – 1. Privatization – Federal government programs from healthcare to social security will be under constant threat of privatization. It’s already been floated for the VA healthcare system. It’s not a fun year to be a federal government employee – our institutions will be scrutinized like […]

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What is “Fake News”?

by Ian Rosenwach 11.15.2016

Yesterday Google and Facebook both announced they were cracking down on “fake news” sites that are using their ad networks to make money. First some background: Google and Facebook have publisher networks that display ads sold by Google on their site.  The revenue from those ads is split between the Publisher and Google. For publishers […]

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AT&T, Time Warner, and Digital Convergence

by Ian Rosenwach 10.25.2016

“The question is, are people really going to watch what we make on a computer screen or not,” said Bewkes. “I think an awful lot rides on whether that happens or not.” – Jeff Bewkes in 2000 at the time of the AOL/Time Warner merger (to Kara Swisher) AT&T is in the process of acquiring Time […]

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Like Tweeting? You’ll Love Nuzzel Newsletters

by Ian Rosenwach 9.8.2016

I recently started a newsletter using Nuzzel and have found it to be one of the most well thought-out curation platforms out there. As a news junkie now I can curate my own daily newsletter instead of sharing links throughout the day using different mediums. For Curators – Nuzzel Newsletters Nuzzel Newsletters are a new […]

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The Impact of Apple TV Universal Search on Content Apps

by Ian Rosenwach 9.16.2015

Summary: If universal search for Apple TV is widely adopted there are implications for viewer behavior as well as media companies and their Apple TV content apps. They may no longer play the role of gatekeeper, and instead need to focus on the user experience and structuring data to appear high in Apple TV search results. There […]

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