08. November 2018 · Comments Off on Confidentiality & Privacy are Human Rights · Categories: Society + Politics, Technology + Computing

There comes a time in every human’s life when he/she thinks: “It is time to concentrate on giving back to the society”. At least this is what I believe.

A few years ago that time came for me as well and I started thinking what I can give back.

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11. September 2013 · Comments Off on Has Apple Lost its Mojo? · Categories: Technology + Computing

Wow, what a disappointing presentation: Apple’s Media Event on Sept 10th was the biggest disappointment I had with regards to Apple.

I don’t mean to say that I expect Apple to innovate ahead of everybody else every year and introduce ground-breaking technologies year after year. That was not what I was expecting.

What disappointed me were two items:

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10. September 2013 · Comments Off on End of the Operating System License as a Business Model? · Categories: Technology + Computing

Today, I was reading an article about the history of Unix. When I came across this paragraph, I had an intense instinctive and natural reaction:

Sun was already a success (with imitators!) when, in 1983, the U.S. Department of Justice won its second antitrust case against AT&T and broke up the Bell System. This relieved AT&T from the 1958 consent decree that had prevented them from turning Unix into a product. AT&T promptly rushed to commercialize Unix System V—a move that nearly killed Unix.

My reaction was: “Whoa! How can they think anyone would want want to pay for an operating system (OS)?

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07. September 2013 · Comments Off on Amazon to Offer Free Smartphone? · Categories: Economy, Technology + Computing

The last couple of days, I was reading many articles about Amazon planning to offer a free smartphone (e.g. This article).

I am quite sure Amazon is working on something like that, but will it work? Below I’m outlining an idea that could, in fact, work out for Amazon, and would be a boon for consumers.

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04. September 2013 · Comments Off on Plea for a New Nokia (April 2nd, 2010) · Categories: Management, Media, Technology + Computing

(This was an article I wrote in April 2nd, 2010 and sent to the Nokia Executive Board – Times have changed and, as the saying goes, “The Rest is History”)

Today, we face what might be seen one day as the biggest and sharpest crisis in Nokia’s history: we’re being attacked on all fronts – being a big market leader, as a friend put it, sucks: you are usually attacked at high-end, middle-range and low-end at the same time – you have to fight battles on many fronts and nobody in human history ever won many battles at the same time. If Nokia cannot find a niche, however big it might be, it is condemned to either shrink significantly, become a supplier for other mobile phone companies or … something even worse.

But how could this have happened? What are the reasons and what might be the remedy?

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