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APIs for Eyeballs

Over the last few years, a number of companies have either closed, restricted, or limited their publicly available API programs. On the other hand, we have other companies who have invested heavily in their public APIs, including Betfair and MailChimp … Continue reading

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The Xbox One: The Battle for your Remote

So I didn’t think I’d be writing about Microsoft, but the direction they’ve taken with the Xbox intrigues me for a number of reasons. First, it’s clearly an attempt to branch out from “game console” to set-top-box. In other words, … Continue reading

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Cut off the Pirate’s Electricity

So the Digital Economy Bill is looking like it’s going to sail through after some heavy duty lobbying. The government and the opposition seem to be in heated agreement that “something must be done!” But, I wonder if the Digital … Continue reading

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iPhone Password Prompt Fixed

It looks like Apple has fixed my only real usability complaint with the iPhone. The password prompt was difficult to use because it was hard to tell if you’d pressed the correct key. In this screenshot from the WWDC 2008 … Continue reading

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Greg Brown’s $1500 Shoes Would Fit Right In

When Greg Brown was CEO of Micromuse, the stock was tanking, layoffs were a quarterly occurrence, and he once famously said that $1500 would barely cover the cost of his shoes. Even the other fat cats in the room thought … Continue reading

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