Books I have co-authored

What will happen to webOS after HP’s exit?

Update: According to The Next Web’s internal sources, HP is NOT going to sell or shut webOS down, just the underperforming hardware device division. HP communicated this in a clumsy way which gave the erroneous impression that webOS was dead or for sale. HP’s plan seems to be to license webOS to hardware partners. But if HP is going to sell their PC division, they can’t force the […]

WebOS’s new life as HP’s Trojan horse

webOS from HP/Palm on different screens

The Google/Motorola deal suddenly makes it relevant to take a closer look at the other OS platforms on the market. Most industry observers in the mobile space have already written off HP/Palm’s webOS as a dead platform. From a smartphone perspective, this is obvious at first sight. With two percent of smartphone users in their only market (US), negligible global sales, and a thin […]

Do customers really want super glossy PC screens?

Despite decades of talk about being “in tune with customers” and huge budgets for market research I wonder how well the major corporations in the tech sector really understand their customers.

During the last two years, the leading vendors of PC and Mac have decided that users only want glossy screens. They have obviously missed that users are highly divided about this product innovation. Many users love the glossy screens with […]