Books I have co-authored

Facebook: Microsoft deja vu?

There are increasing parallels between Microsoft’s strategy in the 1990s and Facebook’s today. Microsoft didn’t rise to the top of the industry by being nice. Whenever they could, they expanded aggressively, seized opportunities, and eliminated any potential competitors. In particular, Microsoft pushed their solutions, applications and APIs on to the market. When the network effects started to play in their favor during the tornado phase, they ignored normal market rules […]

The Mag+ from Bonnier: an eReader to replicate the magazine experience

The Swedish media house Bonnier has developed an eReader concept for magazines that has received considerable media attention (shown in the video demo below):

It seems that they actually got it right, but I can already hear the criticism from the Net camp: don’t try to replicate a dying format, single purpose gadgets will limit the infinite choice for the users and be rejected, old media is dead, an RSS feed is […]

Facebook: the black hole that will engulf the Internet?

It is hard to overestimate the effect of Facebook, the social media giant that has been jokingly called the Death Star. Every player in the Internet sector – from mobile operators to Amazon, Google and eBay – needs a strategy for how to relate to and handle the competition from Facebook.

With 300 million unique visitors per month and counting, Facebook is now the fourth largest website in the world. The growth […]

Open House with Mobile Life in Stockholm

The research center Mobile Life at Stockholm University had an open house in March 2009 (this is a translation of my Swedish blog post from March 7th) with keynotes, mingles and demos of their prototypes for new mobile services. The center has been operational for two years and is one of 15 centers of excellence that won ten year funding by the government agency Vinnova.

The projects conducted by Mobile Life […]

Welcome to the English version of my blog

The WordPress plug-in for multi-language blogs I have been waiting for (WPML) is now reasonably stable and I can launch the blog in English. Sidebars, tagline and widgets are not yet adaptable for dual language versions but that will hopefully be fixed soon. To begin with, I will translate most of my Swedish posts and that will take some time. For future blog posts, my plan is to simultaneously publish […]