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Innovate or Die: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve

When some companies stop innovating, it can literally kill them.<p>Remember Blockbuster?<p>Just 10 years ago, with 8,000 stores and $3 billion in annual …

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5 potentially disruptive, but “out there,” energy innovations

Calling for a revival of the moon shot in America has become something of a trend. The Google (s goog) guys are big fans, particularly with their …

Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo (s yhoo) for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that …

Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …

Here is an IPO you didn’t expect: Moleskine

If you work in technology and still like to take notes, write, draw and imagine, then you are quite familiar with the Moleskine brand. What was once …

The PC market is a horror show right now

Going into the first quarter of 2013, IDC was projecting a dismal 7.7 percent decline in worldwide PC shipments from the same quarter a year ago. …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? …

You don’t need to be “social” to profit from networks

A couple of days ago an email from Jayshree Ullal, chief executive officer of Arista Networkspopped up in my inbox. It was mostly to check on my …

It’s not Google vs. Apple. It is Apple & Google vs. the old way

It has been a while since I mailed out my last Om Says. I have been busy playing around with a lot of new gadgets, doing some thinking. Nevertheless, …

The joy of iPad

Apple(s AAPL) is about to introduce a new iPad. Good — for I need to buy a new one. I left my old one with my mother. When visiting my folks in …

Amplification & the changing role of media

For the past few days, I have been thinking about the evolution of what media is and its expanded role in the information ecosystem. What got me …

Disruption: It moves in mysterious ways

A friend and a long time reader emailed earlier this morning, offering his observation regarding Google (s GOOG) Glass. His prognosis – it was a …

The Rapidly Diminishing Authenticity of Social Media Marketing

Join me in a journey back to a simpler time; a time of innocence, hope and more than a little naivety. I'm talking, of course, about 2008. Facebook …

What's the Future of Content for Marketers? #whatthefoc

Future of Content – Retro image from Shutterstock<p>It’s a pretty compelling question: What is the Future of Content? What’s in store for content …