Starting last year, I’ve moved what little on-line writing I’m doing over to Medium. See you there!
When Dion and I joined Palm several years ago during the webOS era, I was very disappointed to learn that we had embraced a second-class public API strategy. While both Palm and third-party apps shared WebKit and a UI library, the Palm-specific hardware stuff was segregated into two APIs: one for trusted Palm developers and […]
Over at the Walmart Labs blog, we just announced that we acquired Tasty Labs. I’m very excited to be working closely with Nick, Paul, and Joshua. Great things ahead!
We talk a lot at Walmart Labs about the large-scale stage we get to play on as the world’s largest retailer. But it’s good to humbled and there’s nothing like Facebook scale to do that to anyone who thinks they have a big on-line userbase. Early this month, it was my pleasure to attend a […]
It goes without saying that mobile’s been a fascinating space to play in over the past few years. It’s also an understatement to say that my views have shifted as the ecosystem has developed. I started the journey fiercely advocating to the industry and to developers that web technologies should be the lingua franca of […]
On Friday, we announced that @WalmartLabs sponsored the Pixate project on KickStarter at the $10,000 level. Today I thought it would be fun to spend a few minutes writing about why I’m personally so excited about this project. What is Pixate? Disclaimer: I’m not a member of the Pixate team, but I have spoken with them […]
When it was announced at this year’s Google I/O, the Nexus Q team took pride in the fact that people upon first observation generally had no idea what to make of the device. After playing with it myself for a couple of days, I’m not sure what to make of it either. It all started […]
ZDNet recently quoted security expert Eugene Kaspersky commenting on a recent rare piece of OS X malware in the wild: “I think [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” Kaspersky told CBR. “For many years I’ve been saying that from a security point of view there is no big difference between Mac […]
I admire Steve Jobs. I’ve been aware of him for most of my life, having grown up near “The Valley” and played with computers from my youngest years. However, I wasn’t particularly interested in Jobs until about when most of society became interested in him. In recent years, I harbored a secret desire to work […]
About one month ago, Walmart’s Global Electronic Commerce division (i.e., Walmart.com) acquired our entire Set Direction team–the start-up that Dion and I created in late 2010. We’re now anxiously engaged in a multi-year effort to energize Walmart’s efforts in mobile e-commerce. If you had told me six months ago this would be Set Direction’s outcome, […]