13 06, 2013

5 Over-hyped Retailer Trends Miss the Mark with Shoppers | Retail Trends | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives

By | 2017-05-18T13:00:12-07:00 June 13th, 2013|Communications, Gadgets & Technology, Mobile, Social Media, The Market|0 Comments

What's in your Shopping Basket? Some people call me curmudgeonly, but the truth is I'm old enough and have been in this business long enough to know when the latest "it" thing is either an old idea wrapped in a new package or ridiculous speculation. Personally, I go with my gut and a [...]

18 08, 2011

Goodbye WebOS

By | 2011-08-18T14:11:48-07:00 August 18th, 2011|Gadgets & Technology, The Market|0 Comments

The higher ups at HP must've read my post from yesterday, because today they killed not just the TouchPad, but WebOS as well. On a related note, the Wall Street Journal is reporting HP is also returning to their IT geek roots by dumping their PC business (about time) and making a bid for analytics [...]

17 08, 2011

HP’s TouchPad – A lesson in why niche & proprietary doesn’t work for the masses

By | 2017-05-18T13:00:13-07:00 August 17th, 2011|Gadgets & Technology|0 Comments

Q: What happens when you combine a mediocre proprietary OS that no one uses with a mediocre tablet device that no one wants? A: You get the HP TouchPad. Business Insider is reporting today Best Buy, who bought 270,000 of these things is still sitting on over 200,000 of them (even after a hefty price [...]

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