Being first to market may not be an advantage

A short video from MinuteMBA shows how Apple won being getting there second. It’s a good reminder that being first doesn’t mean always winning. 3 Ways Apple Actually Innovates – OnlineMBA.com. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lADuaLeTk]

Skype open source. Not!

Skype open source? Reading the full announcement on Skype blog: […]Having an open source UI will help us […] So, it’s not Skype being open sourced, but it’s only the UI. The full sentence should be: Having an open source UI will help us further our [Skype’s] plans to monopolize the Voice Over IP market…

Mobile phone markets are designed to split our community

Apple’s iPhone biggest innovation is its mobile app store: for the first time it allowed installing software on the mobile device with the convenience of any modern GNU/Linux distribution. Like in Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, installing software is just a matter of browsing a repository and click on a button. It’s such a good idea that…

Buy, sell, regret. A lesson from a good professor

My professor of International Economics, Fabio Sdogati, is quite a character: he has a very effective teaching style and I really like to go to his lessons. Last night’s lesson was about exchange rates policies. He was showing a graph to demonstrate how exchange rates follow clear political decisions. His theory is that, at least…