Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Tablet is the Computer

By | January 24, 2012

One thing discussed often and at great length in nerdy circles these days is this: Is the tablet—by which we really mean the Apple iPad, because it created the market, and presently accounts for nearly two thirds of it—a computer. A PC, if you will? Some say that the iPad is not really a computer. It has no… Read More »

Podcast: Google Dilemma

By | January 23, 2012

The BBC World Service Business Daily version of my piece on the Google Dilemma (The Business Daily podcast is here.) Loose Wireless 120117 To listen to Business Daily on the radio, tune into BBC World Service at the following times, or click here. Australasia: Mon-Fri 0141*, 0741 East Asia: Mon-Fri 0041, 1441 South Asia: Tue-Fri 0141*, Mon-Fri 0741 East… Read More »

Podcast: The Real Revolution

By | January 15, 2012

The BBC World Service Business Daily version of my piece on the rise of the smartphone (The Business Daily podcast is here.)  Loose Wireless 120111 To listen to Business Daily on the radio, tune into BBC World Service at the following times, or click here. Australasia: Mon-Fri 0141*, 0741 East Asia: Mon-Fri 0041, 1441 South Asia: Tue-Fri 0141*,… Read More »

The Google Dilemma

By | January 14, 2012

Once we lived in simpler times. Google was a search engine that made its money off ads that were based on what we searched for. Look for cocoa and you’d get an ad for hot chocolate alongside the search results. Google made lots of money from this and we got our hot chocolate. This worked because the web… Read More »

The Real Revolution

By | January 10, 2012

This is also a podcast, from my weekly BBC piece.  While folks at the annual tech show in Vegas are getting all excited about a glass-encased laptop, the world’s thinnest 55″ TV and a washing machine you can control from your phone, they may be forgiven for missing the quiet sound of a milestone being crossed: there are… Read More »