Friday, July 6, 2012

Post and share about all the things you have and want on

Check out for a site to post and share about all the things you have and want. Go to and get notified when the beta launches.

Track all your possessions and purchases
Share notes and photos with friends or anyone online
Discover interesting and unique items
Keep a wishlist of everything you want and like
Ask questions about products
Pick better gifts for friends

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple's iPad - Winners and Losers

Apple's introduction of their new tablet PC instantly makes an impact on the rest of the tech industry.  Here's who I think winners and losers are.

  • Third-party apps/games developers: This offers another platform for developers to build their apps and benefits apps that need more screen space.
  • Hulu: I've totally been waiting for a tablet like this to watch Hulu on!
  • Sling Media, maker of SlingBox and SlingPlayer: Watch your home TV/DVR from the tablet, another one I've been looking forward to.
  • New York Times and other book/magazine/newspaper publishers: This offers a new way for readers to access their content.
  • NetFlix: They are well-positioned with video streaming.
  • Cloud Computing industry and its players: The tablet is small enough and light enough to carry around everywhere, but the screen is large enough to easily access and view data in the cloud; while the on-screen keyboard lets you do some real work.
  • Belkin and other accessory makers: Another device that needs cases, docks, extra power adapters and cables for.
  • Fusion Garage, maker of the JooJoo tablet:  The falling out with TechCrunch sounded bad, but Apple coming out with their tablet could really crunch them.
  • Amazon: The Kindle seemed to fare well against competing e-readers.  However, the iPad is an entirely different device, which could compete for consumers' money, time, and attention.
  • Nintendo and Sony: The iPad is another gaming platform, and will draw a lot of casual gaming.
  • PC makers who manufacture NetBooks: It may not be the exact same device, but a tablet will compete as a secondary device after a person's first primary PC.
  • Microsoft: Takes away from usage of Windows and Internet Explorer.
  • Digital photo frame makers: It obviously costs more, but the iPad offers a complete superset of digital photo frame functionality - it makes digital photo frames obsolete, doesn't it?
  • Google: Wins on more usage of their sites/apps, especially YouTube.  The tablet will compete against Android and Chrome OS devices though.
  • AT&T?: With 3G capability, people can buy an unlimited data plan for $29.99.  However, will people use fewer text messages and voice minutes?
Update: No Flash support means no Hulu.  Bummer!

    Tech Titans go Head to Head to Head: Google vs. Apple vs. Amazon

    Apple's introduction of the iPad creates instant competition between them and Amazon in the e-reader market.  This now solidifies a 3-way battle between 3 titans in the technology industry: Google, Apple, and Amazon.

    Google vs. Amazon: in Cloud Computing; Google Apps, App Engine, etc. vs. Amazon Web Services (EC2 computing cloud, S3 storage) and more
    Google vs. Apple: in mobile, Android OS vs. the iPhone
    Apple vs. Amazon: in the Kindle/e-reader market vs. the tablet device, as well as digital media with digital books, on-line music and video streaming/downloads