Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Minecraft for $2.5 Billion – Yes, ‘the App’ is King

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original and main developer with 71% stake in Mojang became an instant billionaire and a member of the Forbes World’s Billionaire list overnight. That’s right, Markus Persson is now #1415 with an estimated worth of $1.3 Billion according to Forbes. (more…)


Market Cannibalization, Innovation, and Consumer Demand

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Apple iPads, iPhones, and MP3 player
At MacWorld 2007, for the iPhone Keynote, Steve Jobs famously stated, “It’s the best iPod we’ve ever made.” In Q4 2006, iPod units sold stood at 8.73 million. In Q4 2014, iPods units sold were 2.64 million while iPhone and iPad units sold stood at 39.27 million and 12.32 million units respectively. (Source: Apple) (more…)


Al Gore Delivers Great Discussion of Key Topics on Global Policy, Technology Innovation, and Key Drivers of Global Change

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US  and global topics

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US and global topics

I attended an event today in Santa Clara, California where former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, gave a great informal one hour discussion on key topics affecting not only the United States but the world. As this was the first time I had watched him talk live in public, I have to say I was very impressed. His ability to deliver on key points and back them up with facts as well as hold the audience’s attention were superior. It definitely is a whole other experience watching someone present live in person than on TV or radio. (more…)