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Curation, Algorithms, and Having a Point of View

by Ian Rosenwach 6.26.2015

With the emergence of Apple Beats 1 Radio, Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles, Twitter’s Lightning, and Instagram’s new Explore feature, content and curation are all the rage in big tech. Ben Thompson sums it up nicely on Stratechery in a post entitled Curations And Algorithms – It’s possible that algorithms will one day be superior to humans […]

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2014 Predictions Revisited

by Ian Rosenwach 12.24.2014

It’s prediction season! 2015 predictions coming soon, but first I’ll revisit my 2014 predictions and see how I did. Here are my 2014 predictions and my self-assigned grade for each. 1 – A Big Year for Female Leaders I predicted that a female would be named CEO of a large company and generally women would rise […]

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Only Apple

by Ian Rosenwach 9.11.2014

Now I know what “Only Apple” means. After reading more about the Apple Watch late last night 1, it became clear to me that only Apple could launch the products services they can at the scale they can. Below are some of the elements that, when combined, make Apple the only Company that can accomplish what they […]

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E-Commerce and the Internet of Things

by Ian Rosenwach 8.3.2014

On Friday ReadWriteWeb offered up the below quote from eBay’s VP of innovation – Steve Yankovich, eBay’s VP of innovation and new ventures, sees the future of mobile commerce as various shopping interfaces that will be woven effortlessly throughout daily life—shoppable screens at the airport, at a bar table, at a mall. He heads up the company’s Zero Effort Commerce initiative, […]

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Who will become the Operating System of Things?

by Ian Rosenwach 2.12.2014

The sprawling web of interconnected products that has resulted now thoroughly dominates our experience of consumer technology: if you own a Google Chromebook, your life will be much easier if you use Android and Chromecast and Google Drive, and much more painful if you try to use Windows Phone, Apple TV, and Dropbox. (Matt Buchanan, […]

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The “Welfare Queen” and the Battle for Digital Identity

by Ian Rosenwach 12.26.2013

This past weekend I read a great piece by Josh Levin in Slate about Linda Taylor, the “Welfare Queen” of  Chicago. She was made famous because Ronald Reagan used her in the mid-70’s as an example of the excess of the welfare state. The full piece is well worth the read. To use Linda Taylor as […]

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HealthCare.gov and product leadership

by Ian Rosenwach 11.19.2013

By contrast, McKinsey noted, the federal marketplace’s design was marked by “evolving requirements” that shifted throughout the design phase, leaving scant time to test the system before its launch. The Washington Post had an informative article today about a presentation delivered by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to federal officials. This post is not […]

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RSS revisited

by Ian Rosenwach 10.24.2013

Summary: Standard publishing formats are necessary on the web, but as consumer behavior and demands change, the keepers of those standard formats must change with it.  In 2009 I wrote two posts with feedback about RSS (Really Simple Syndication) as a publishing medium. What’s happened since then? Is RSS dead? For whatever reason I was always […]

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We are in the “portal days” of local discovery

by Ian Rosenwach 1.22.2013

On the web first there was Yahoo! – the portal to everything. It was a directory of websites. Users navigated from page to page to find what they were looking for. Once Google emerged and popularized search, the portal days were over. Google’s insight was that there was enough data captured in the form of […]

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Digital Pollution

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2012

“It is absolutely a race between our ability to create data and our ability to store and manage data,” Mr. Burton said. Our ability to create data is winning. The New York Times has a good article on data center energy consumption.  It turns out the “cloud” and the dozens of web services we all use […]

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