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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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Technology + Fashion = Social Utility

by Ian Rosenwach 10.9.2014

We’re only in the beginning of the convergence of fashion and technology. What will the future look like? (My) Definitions Fashion is how we express ourselves to the outside world. Technology is using tools to improve the quality of life. Technology becomes a utility when paired with fashion. Since many of the utilities in our […]

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An Icons Tale, a.k.a demystifying the tiny images on the lower right hand corner of Gmail theme preview icons

by Ian Rosenwach 11.5.2013

Most of you probably know that some Gmail theme designs can change based on certain things, like time of day. Something you might not know (I didn’t) is that the theme options screen actually tells you this. In those tiny theme preview icons. The fact that someone had to explain this to me, then we […]

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What I like about iTunes Radio

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2013

It’s no secret that artists don’t make the living they used to in the music business. The shift to digital content consumption changed everything; the chances for artists to earn a viable living as musicians are slimmer than ever. Streaming services like Spotify and Rdio provide a revenue-generating, legal framework for listeners to get unlimited access […]

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Exposed file systems in the Post-PC OS. Is it worth it?

by Ian Rosenwach 2.25.2013

Jean-Louis Gassee has an interesting article in his Monday Note about the tradeoffs in exposing file systems in an operations system.  This essentially means giving users access to view, edit, and delete individual files.  We’ve all dealt with the notion of file extensions, file names, folders, having the ability to modify any of these from Windows.  As we […]

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Comparing Rdio and Spotify iOS apps

by Ian Rosenwach 2.3.2013

As an avid music listener and product manager, I like understanding the different music products on the market. I started using subscription streaming services with Rdio about 3 years ago, switched to Spotify about a year ago, then decided to switch back to Rdio a few weeks back. Not as much because Spotify was not […]

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With mobile, everything’s different.

by Ian Rosenwach 6.10.2012

“On-the-go” is the new “sitting still”. As stated by Mary Meeker at AllThingsD – Mobile traffic now accounts for 10 percent of overall traffic and overall mobile revenue is surging, but companies built around desktop-web economics are scared by the fact that mobile ads are seen as far less valuable: five times less valuable than […]

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Lessons from Steve Jobs

by Ian Rosenwach 8.24.2011

Steve Jobs means a lot of things to a lot of people.  I thought I’d write down a few themes which I think he personifies. There’s a lot to say and plenty of people saying it! Here’s my .02 – Inspiring Leadership Scales – Steve gives Apple a soul.  I’ve visited the Apple campus and […]

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