Media Luminaries Bezos & Kamen

Media Luminaries Bezos & Kamen

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon In spite of its recent misstep regarding its flawed reporting on Benghazi, CBS News’s venerable “60 Minutes” continues to have the capacity to drive the national conversation. And, sure enough, last night my tech-centric Twitterstream suddenly was consumed by drones — and not the killing kind – following the prolific Charlie […]

Jeff Bezos Opens Up

Jeff Bezos Opens Up

Lots doing from the world(s) of Jeff Bezos this week. First, we learn that Amazon is making a big play to “lure” us away from our eternal dependency on iTunes in favor of the company’s integrated Cloud Player MP3 Store. As The Verge led in its coverage: “Amazon’s Cloud Player for PC is moving closer […]

Rock Star Founders

Rock Star Founders

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (photo: Reuters)  A much buzzed-about piece in wunderkind Justin Smith’s The Atlantic titled “Steve Jobs’s Law” explains “Why Founders Make the Best Leaders.” It was accompanied by an iconic and familiar image of Mr. Jobs wowing the cult of Mac at one of his soon-to-be legendary product launch events. Author James Kwak writes: “Still, […]

Apple Gift-Givers: Beware

Apple Gift-Givers: Beware

I love Apple products. Oh sure, the battery on the iPod has had its issues, and New York’s most ubiquitous cell phone carrier doesn’t appear even close to foregoing CDMA for GSM, and thus, iPhone compatibility — no matter how much soldering takes place. Maybe it was the love affair we had with our very […]