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Watching the Tide Turn – The Evolution of Android

April 23, 2013 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Google Glass, Mobile
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A year ago plus, when my tech-savvy friends and colleagues (that didn’t work at Google or Motorola) discovered that I used Android, they gave me strange looks.  Those looks were equal parts bafflement and disgust, and were almost always accompanied by asking, “Why Android?” – as if to say, “As someone who knows mobile, shouldn’t […]

Comparing the Amazon Fire vs. iPad2 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. Nook Color, And the Winner is…

October 4, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Uncategorized
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I was excited to hear about the launch of the new Amazon Kindle Fire last week… Who wouldn’t love a $199 tablet, except for the executives at Apple, Samsung, and Barnes & Noble?!  In launching the Kindle Fire, Amazon proves their validation that content is king… By offering this device at lower price point than […]

11 Lessons For the Mobile Industry from GigaOm

September 26, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Mobile, Review
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Today GigaOM launched a report entitled, “The future of mobile: a segment analysis.”  Among many other things, the report summarizes 11 critical lessons learned by the mobile industry, many of which I discussed in my recent post: “Waging the Mobile Patent War and the Future of Mobile Innovation…” “Avoid channel conflict” There have been several […]

Waging the Mobile Patent War & the Future of Mobile Innovation: Google, Palm, Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Mozilla – What’s next?

September 1, 2011 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile
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Its been a huge couple of weeks in mobile… It started with Google‘s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on August 15th (its largest to date).  That was followed by HP‘s announcement on August 18th that it is canceling its Palm line of WebOS-based hardware.  The big news continued into week with Steve Jobs’s resignation as CEO […]

Motorola teaser for CES… The tablet race is heating up!

December 21, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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As I mentioned in my last post, the tablet market is heating up.  Motorola wants to talk about it at CES 2011!  Stay tuned…

Is it the right time to buy a tablet? iPad vs. PlayBook.

November 16, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review
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Looking at the emerging tablet market, it’s difficult to decide which product to buy… For starters, there’s already the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the RIM PlayBook coming soon.  Then, there are the e-reader devices (i.e. Kindle, NOOK, etc.), which I suspect will evolve quickly to become more like tablet computers rather than […]

Plotting Today’s Web Landscape with Points of Control, The Map

October 15, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Consulting, Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Review, Social Media
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I recently stumbled across a visual map of the web 2.0 landscape, created by John Battelle and team, called Points of Control.  (Note: If you’re interested in social media and you’re not familiar with John Battelle, check him out… He’s the Program Chair of the Web 2.0 Summit, and his nearly 40,000 followers on Twitter […]

Are Internet TV and apps “the next big things” for developers? Signs point to yes.

September 9, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Events, Mobile, Monetization
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Last week, I attended Samsung’s Free the TV Developer Day in San Jose, California.  It was a well-organized, day-long event focusing on Samsung Apps technology and app development.  All the talk of “smart TVs” got me to thinking about the future… Is Internet TV and apps the next big thing for developers?  If the attendees […]

Mobile analytics company, Distimo enables developers to track cross-store mobile app performance

March 30, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Review
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Today, European-based mobile analytics company, Distimo, launched a new, free analytics tool called Distimo Monitor, which allows developers to track the performance of their application across several app stores and compare that performance to their competition.  Prior to this new product release, Distimo already provided both free and customized reports on the mobile application ecosystem […]

AT&T Wows the Crowd with Device & OS Announcements at the AT&T Developer Summit

January 7, 2010 by Lisa Oshima | Uncategorized
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Yesterday, I attended the AT&T Developer Summit at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.  It was one of the best mobile developer events I’ve attended in recent memory, not the least because AT&T shared some of it’s best announcements with mobile developers first…



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