The “Android Paradox” – Google’s bright future at both ends of the market

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Update 9 June 2011: What a mess. My original “Google’s bright future at both ends of the market” appeared in Business & Economy as “Android apps will be of low quality”. This is absolutely not what my line of reasoning was in the piece. I have asked B&E to change the title to something more reflective of the content, such …

Interview with Abe Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems, on the future of 3D printing

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Johnny Ryan: Where do you see the future of the industry (in terms of growth, application, and impact over the next 5, 10 and 15 years)? Abe Reichental: We are quite bullish on the marketplace potential for 3D printing, 3D content, 3D parts and the associated services. As the original founder, starting with Stereolithography 25 years ago as of 2011, …

Mobile OS Wars – the new rules of the mobile ecology

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I wrote a piece for India’s Business & Economy on the mobile OS war. Draft text below… (online version article available here) The eco system is key. The mobile OS giants have one guiding principle: the OS with the best selection of software applications available for its users will be most attractive to consumers, and will therefore attract yet more …

Good news for startups in Ireland (iGAP)

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Tidbit of news: I attended the final of the iGAP today. iGAP is the Internet Growth Acceleration Program, which was initiated by Colm Lyon of Realex and hosted by Enterprise Ireland. The 10 finalist startups pitching had participated in iGAP for the previous six months, learning from mentors and instructors drawn together by Brian Caufield. This was the first ever iGAP, …

Kool DJ Herc and the future of hacked media

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Celebrating the arrival of page proofs of the book, this snippet comes from a section that describes the future of ‘extruded media’… A digital media boom is underway in which assertive audiences are beginning to use and extrude media rather than watch it. To understand the nature of the coming global media boom, reflect on the birth of break beat …

The Big Idea: the death of the center and the new centrifugal trend

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Now that it is complete, a clear narrative has emerged from the forthcoming book. The  Internet, like many readers of the book itself, is a child of the industrial era. Long before digital communications, the steam engine, telegraph pole, and coalmine quickened the pace of the world. Industrialized commerce, communications and war spun the globe ever faster, and increasingly to …

The origins of “smart casual”?

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Short teaser from the forthcoming book… The tailored suit has a long history. The coat, waistcoat, and breeches gradually became the gentleman’s mainstay from the English Restoration in the 1660s onward, when the elaborate dress common at European courts fell out of favor. Embroidery and silk died out from the middle of the 18th century and wool became the norm, …