It's Time to Split Up Microsoft - stratechery by Ben Thompson

Time to split up Microsoft? Breaking the OS and Office divisions apart from Mobile & XBOX is a high-risk/high reward strategy. I’m not certain I’d vote for it if I was on the board, however.

"Nothing can compete with the shimmering immediacy of now, and not just when seismic events take place, but in our everyday lives. We are sponges and we live in a world where the fire hose is always on."

David Carr, Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind

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Enterprise Mobile App Examples

This list has been sitting in a text editor on my laptop for 6 months.

If you’re an enterprise looking to become a digital leader, or an agency/consulting firm looking for ideas on how to help your clients perhaps this list will help inspire.

Areas for enterprise mobile app development

Sales
- Data and pricing sheets
- Presentations
- Production planning/availability

External Mobility

- Partner channels
- Consumer/Customer channels

Manufacturing

- Production planning/ERP
- Quality assurance
- Asset tracking

Field Service/Field Technicians

- Technical bulletins
- “How To”
- Parts ordering & availability
- Scheduling

HR

- Health and fitness
- CSR
- Time tracking
- Expense management
- Benefits administration

Productivity

- Communication
- Collaboration & teamwork
- Scheduling
- Approvals & workflow

Retail
- Purchase advice/product selection
- POS
- RMA
- Distribution

Tell Your Stories Like a Cartographer With Odyssey.js

tripshurpa:

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Imagine taking your friends along your route as you tell them about your journey. Odyssey.js is a simple, free online tool that lets anyone with basic computer skills create an interactive map with your stories of each point along your jounrey.

Odyssey.js is still a work in progress….

Their startup failed, so they made art (and money)

Well, art & maps and money.

designersofthings:

Thread Sews Consistency Through the Fabric of the Internet of Things
Nest, Samsung, ARM, Freescale and three other companies have joined forces to form a group dedicated to solving some of the challenges around the Internet of Things. The non-profit is called Thread Group and they have designed and developed a protocol for the Internet of Things aimed at making the connected home much simpler and easier for users and developers alike.
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designersofthings:

Thread Sews Consistency Through the Fabric of the Internet of Things

Nest, Samsung, ARM, Freescale and three other companies have joined forces to form a group dedicated to solving some of the challenges around the Internet of Things. The non-profit is called Thread Group and they have designed and developed a protocol for the Internet of Things aimed at making the connected home much simpler and easier for users and developers alike.

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(Source: threadgroup.org)

The Cheapest (Legal) Way To Get HBO Go Without The Huge Cable TV Package

Wish we had a Cable option like this in Canada…

fastcompany:

Don’t want cable, but do want to binge-watch Game of Thrones on HBO Go? Here’s the “secret recipe” for doing it.

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OuterNet Cubesat

OuterNet Cubesat

The Economics of Abundance. This video is 5 years old yet remains exceptionally relevant.

"It was more about building a platform on top of music—because music, we realized, sells everything but music."

Troy Carter