The Most Interesting Fact About the Apple Watch

Regarding the pricing… did you notice it too? The low-end price is $349, but the high-end price starts at…? Not $9,000. Not $9,995. Not $9,999. $10,000. They rounded up the price! Even luxury brands like BMW round their prices down. What is the last mass-market product you can recall that was priced like that? This is a very interesting marketing move […]

The Destruction of the Head Hunting Industry

This is a random thought that just popped in my head. With information becoming increasingly available, I’ve been thinking that the headhunting business will go through a major destructive phase in the next few years. There are two things the Internet changed: Better distribution of information on job openings Better distribution of information on candidates Definition: For […]

Google’s Real Goal Behind All Their Free APIs

Ever wonder why Google gives away so many web-developer tools? Tools that otherwise seem like complete money-and-bandwidth-pissing schemes (notice how most of these don’t directly show ads): Maps Widgets Charts API Open Social YouTube embeds Unified AJAX libraries Android General Search APIs This is all about obtaining browsing behavior in a long term bid to […]

Maybe Google Wanted to be Sued: YouTube and Plan B

No matter how you spun it, a lawsuit was waiting to pounce on YouTube. And when the lawsuit came, it would be from multi-billion dollar media conglomerates. Worst of all, people feared it would trigger a landslide of more lawsuits. Even still, Google bought YouTube. And now the billion dollar war has begun. I wondered: […]