Is Apple betting against big data?

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Pushing privacy Apple has been pushing it’s privacy policy of late, in much of it’s marketing around the new iOS 8 and iPhone 6. In particular Tim Cook takes direct aim at Google’s collection of user data: “A few years ago, users of Internet …

Why Fred Wilson is wrong about Apple

UPDATE: When this article was written in May 2014, Apple’s stock price was $84.65. Today (Dec 2017) it sits at a comfortable $176.67. If you’ve followed the tech news recently, you may have heard Fred Wilson’s comments about Apple. In essence he believes Apple is too reliant and rooted in hardware, and that hardware isn’t …

iHeavy Insights 69 – Fewer Moving Parts

In a lot of different kinds of systems there are moving parts.  Electronics, automobiles, bridges and even living systems.  As it turns out in many if not most of these systems, the simpler designs tend to have various advantages over the more complex designs.  These benefits ring true in the business world as well. Rock …