Laggards

Every industry has its laggards. The kind of people who provide cringe-worthy quotes that you just know they’ll come to regret. Here’s a smattering of coverage and commentary of the cloud accounting industry. See if you can spot the odd one out – CCH Magazine – “It’s the next big thing. Online, cloud-based accounting is coming and it’s […]

Apple issues most insincere apology ever

When a UK judge threw out Apple’s patent suit again Samsung this July, they ordered that Apple must ‘apologise’ on their website and in some UK media – hilariously specifying that the apology must run in ‘a font size of at least Arial 14’. Today that apology went live on Apple’s website (in Arial 14, […]

Community Managers – Tray.io is your new best friend

Today I solved an issue that’s been a thorn in my side for over a year now, using a wonderful new service called Tray. Tray is (and I’m sure they’re tired of this comparison already) like IFTTT but specifically for email. Due to the focus on email (GMail, specifically) they offer more controls than IFTTT, […]

The Tech Blog arms race heats up

The tech blogs of the world are tasked with covering the latest gadgets and, increasingly, technology startups. They write at length about the personnel pilfering, technological one-upmanship and marketshare squabbling occurring between all the thrusting young tech firms in San Francisco, Shoreditch and elsewhere. This is why I find it entertaining that some of the best technological […]

K-Pop and Chaebols

This piece from The Verge today is an excellent introduction to the rather odd world of K-Pop, which is as close to a music factory as you’re likely to find on the planet. Disappointingly for a tech site the didn’t cover what is, for me, the most interesting aspect of K-Pop, which is that many […]

Five years of the iPhone

This is a great summation of Apple’s success – Five years in the life of an industry.twitpic.com/b4xx5a — Horace Dediu (@asymco) October 17, 2012 Quite aside from Apple crushing all opposition, this speaks volumes about the speed of change in the mobile industry. It’s an exciting time to be in tech.

Samsung and the continuing futility of TouchWiz

Those of us who remember the bad old days of Android (must be, gosh, two years ago now?) will recall the problems Google had with the core UI. It was, frankly, a little ugly. The underlying functionality was still good, but it couldn’t touch iOS in terms of looks. For this reason the larger Android […]

Mixed feelings

This piece in AllThingsD caught my eye today. Emirates, who have long been the tech-lover’s airline of choice, are now allowing passengers to use their mobile phones in-flight on all routes that don’t pass within 250 miles of America. I actually know the reasons for this following some research I did for another piece. The […]

More online accounting software ‘inside baseball’

The fracas that I mentioned yesterday continues apace today. The most prominent (and essentially only) blogger in the SaaS Accounting industry, Dennis Howlett, has been accused of a range of bad behaviour by The Kernel. His shareholdings and general bullishness have been contentious in the industry for many years, however this is the first time […]