Instagram dictates modern tourism, learn how to use it It was our last day in Reykjavik and we headed past the scenic old port. To a simulator. That’s right. After two weeks in Iceland and a whole lot of very impressive experiences, we went to a helicopter fly-over machine. We had been on glaciers, inside… Continue reading The best thing on my holiday you can do at home
Greece using Covid19 to leapfrog ahead!
This is no conspiracy theory. The Greek government has convinced everybody that they are doing an admirable job handling the pandemic. Or to be honest, it was much easier than others. We have no economy. Sending everyone home when half the population isn’t working anyway (as civil servants) is no big decision. Taking an aggressive… Continue reading Greece using Covid19 to leapfrog ahead!
The end of Apple has begun (Forbes deleted this article)
Just take whatever the article says and add “oh, and somebody thought it would be a good idea to delete this article”. I wrote about how Google got revenge on Apple for their privacy initiative through the Pixel 3a some time ago. Here is what the original article said: “ The End of Apple Has… Continue reading The end of Apple has begun (Forbes deleted this article)
Huawei ban is a joke and so is the cheap Pixel
You just don’t get it, do you? The tech world also has cliches. And if you have been around long enough they stand out. Apple as an opponent is a big one. When Microsoft ruled the world, they made it look as if a company with less than 7% market share was the opponent. That… Continue reading Huawei ban is a joke and so is the cheap Pixel
Google and the Golden State Warriors: similar approach
As I watched the champions get annihilated by the Raptors this morning over breakfast I had yesterday’s Senate hearings in mind. Steph Curry only got 3 out of 12 but didn’t look worried. Much like Sundar Pichai yesterday. Here’s what happened NBA-side in summary: The Warriors gathered not one, not two but five All Stars. … Continue reading Google and the Golden State Warriors: similar approach
Apple is not about tech so stop judging it as if it was
“So, seriously Alex, do you think Apple has a problem?” Financial analysts call me up some times for “insights”. It is usually when their job is on the line and/or they have to handle a really really big investor. The guy was worried and wanted me to give him something new to say in the… Continue reading Apple is not about tech so stop judging it as if it was
Advanced marketing:A tobacco company sponsoring a smoke free future
It appeared in my Facebook timeline and took me by surprise. A Greek island is aiming to be smoke free. Nice initiative. Nice touchy feely video and all. Oh, wait a minute. It is sponsored by Philip Morris. How does that work? I mean seriously. How do we allow that to work? The first set… Continue reading Advanced marketing:A tobacco company sponsoring a smoke free future
Apple is gay. But not as gay as the world needs it to be.
When Tim Cook came out to the media as gay I was not surprised. We all knew that Apple products were disproportionately favored by gays. The statistics occasionally cropped up and then disappeared in a very…Apple sort of way. A very “gay” sort of way in fact if you wanted to use a crude and… Continue reading Apple is gay. But not as gay as the world needs it to be.
Television is dead. And nobody goes to trade shows. So why is everyone at IBC again?
It was almost two decades ago. After a dozen times at the International Broadcasting Convention I felt ready to summarize the trends and predict the future. “TV and the internet are linked forever now” I pronounced as if I had discovered a new continent. Checking out the trailer for my then TV show summary, other… Continue reading Television is dead. And nobody goes to trade shows. So why is everyone at IBC again?
Don’t buy a house on the beach in Greece after the 20th of August
If you think Greece has made progress in the past three years, you really should tell me how you get informed. I need that sort of optimism and selective perception. I live in Greece and I breathe with Greek businesses of all sizes, shapes and forms. Things are much much worse than they were when… Continue reading Don’t buy a house on the beach in Greece after the 20th of August