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Back in 2006 when Apple was developing the iPhone, Steve Jobs decided that while the original plan was for the iPhone to have a plastic screen, like the iPod, it would feel much more elegant and substantive if the screen was glass. He set about finding a glass that would be strong and resistant to scratches. This led to a meeting with Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning Glass.[…] Continue Reading »

After Apple’s most recent highly publicized product unveiling, where two new models of the iPhone were announced, CEO Tim Cook was widely criticized in the press.

Fortune described it this way:

“Rather than unveiling a game-changing new iPhone or revolutionary new TV or space age iWatch or even a long-rumored deal with China Mobile – instead, Apple introduced two phone iterations, one cheaper, plastic and colorful; the other with a faster processing chip and better camera.[…] Continue Reading »

Innovation has for years come from designers and marketers, from the creators of new products. The top innovation consulting firms all spring from the roots of building new products. “Most innovative” lists are populated by … well, Apple is always first … then comes a predictable list of companies that make cool products: Nike, Samsung, etc.

But today’s new generation of innovators knows that innovation is no longer limited to the domain of companies who makes things you can see and touch.[…] Continue Reading »

More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. More than 3,100 vendors will showcase their new and updated consumer electronic devices including high-end television sets, smartphones, smart cars and printers. The goal of the show is for manufacturers to demonstrate the newest technology to stimulate consumer demand over the next few months and years.[…] Continue Reading »

Fortune recently reported just how bad the Apple iPhone 5 mapping really is. Specifically, the article cited a reader’s analysis of the Apple map of Canada’s province of Ontario, focusing on locating and identifying its cities and towns. Of the 2,028 places that should have been named, 400 were correct, 389 were fairly close, 551 were clearly incorrect, and 688 were not on the map at all.[…] Continue Reading »