BlackBerry CEO: Forget Sales, Focus On Services

July 4, 2013

BlackBerry CEO: Forget Sales, Focus On Services


Larry Dignan on BlackBerry’s Q1 miss:

Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, tried to recast the company narrative around enterprise mobility management instead of devices.

And there was a good reason for that pitch from Heins. BlackBerry’s first quarter missed on multiple metrics as the company’s revenue and smartphone shipments failed to live up to expectations. What’s most worrisome for BlackBerry is that analysts were expecting a solid quarter based on channel fill.

They’re starting to concede the fate I laid out a year ago

Sun Times Front Pages — suntimesdarktimes

June 27, 2013


Front pages, June 26, 2013. 

Here’s what happens when you fire all your photojournalist staff.


June 26, 2013

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Look, and Feel — venomousporridge

June 26, 2013

venomous porridge: Look, and Feel


This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly over the past week or so, most recently in a quote from Justin Rhoades:

It’s like a pendulum swinging from obvious visual affordances to engaging kinetic ones. The parallax effect, the physics of the messages bubbles and I’m sure many other ‘kinetic’…

“Affordances are the baby to skeuomorphism’s bathwater.”

How to Piss Off your Designer Friends

June 18, 2013