When the latest series of iPhones are released, we love to see how they measure up to the competition. The comparative evaluations are typically based on specs – number of cores, processor clock speed, RAM, removable storage – and increasingly on performance benchmark scores. But what about the value that customers receive over the life of the device. iOS 12 is enabling Apple to do something no other mobile device manufacturer is remotely able to do – keep your six-year old iPhone up to date and relevant.
Yesterday, Apple hit a major valuation milestone becoming the first $1 trillion public company. Many Wall Street analysts and market pundits are calling it an important milestone. Well, apparently Tim Cook doesn’t think so. But it is a time to reflect on how the investor community and Wall Street have gotten Apple wrong consistently for quite some time. And they continue to get Apple wrong as they continue to characterize Apple as an iPhone company or a consumer product company, or a hardware company.
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are tremendously misunderstood and misrepresented in the media and within the industry today. The challenge in properly understanding Blockchain and its applications such as Bitcoin is rooted in the fact that Bitcoin is neither a technology, a currency or digital gold. It is what people think and imagine it to be at… Continue reading Bitcoin & Blockchain: The Semantic & Conceptual Disconnects That Get in The Way of Value