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Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

‘Incrementalism’ only sounds like the next horrible religion to captivate Tom Cruise. It’s actually a chronic condition that’s claimed countless corporate careers. Its devastation can be measured in thousands of yards – of yacht downgrades. Before donating to your local Adopt-a-Yacht chapter, let’s study incrementalism’s latest victim, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer … Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo …

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The Next Disruption of Music

[Steve Faktor’s original version appeared on LinkedIn Influencer & Forbes] If you thought digital music piracy was disruptive, just wait until humans are outdone by robots in creating original music. In 1958, John von Neumann imagined â€śthe singularity â€ť to be the moment artificial intelligence becomes self-improving and self-aware – almost instantly transforming people into pets. But long … The Next Disruption of …

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Will Apple Pay Reign Supreme?

There has never been a more exciting time in payments. Let me re-phrase that. There has never been an exciting time in payments. But if you read tech blogs lately, you’d think we were moments away from revolution. Unless the oppressed proletariat can pay with iPhones, they’ll start pummeling Nobu … Will Apple Pay Reign …

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Part II – Deep Dive: Apple Pay and The Strange Bedfellows Analysis [free login]

This is a deep-dive follow-up to my Will Apple Pay Reign Supreme? article in Forbes. Apple Pay launched last week with a million cards registered. How did you celebrate? CVS and several other retailers celebrated by disabling all NFC chip payments in anticipation of their own solution, CurrentC…based on my favorite punching … Part II – Deep …

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Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for Mobile

The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s … Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for …

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The Mobile Strategy War Gets Dirty

Samsung is gobbling up mobile startups. Microsoft annexed Finland Nokia. And Google’s mobile ad revenues no longer require tweezers and a microscope. Even Amazon is thisclose to selling smartphones. These are not isolated incidents. Underneath the mobile kimono is a body of intrigue, backstabbing, dirty secrets, and sabotage. Each player’s moves reveal strategies that range from brilliant … The Mobile Strategy War …

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Shut Up, You’re Not Apple

At first, it was funny to hear insurers, IT firms, and startups with no revenues compare themselves to Apple. Since the iPod launched in 2001, I’ve seen hundreds of presentations that liberally use “learnings” from Apple. 1) The word is LESSONS, not “learnings”, my Hillbilly friend. 2) The comparison feels as fresh as … Shut Up, You’re Not …

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