Why did Meerkat cross the street?

So I can run it over with my car. Over, and over again. 

Now that we've gotten out of the way how much I adore Meerkat, lets take a look at this latest fad on Twitter.  Twitter, oh twitter. Poor victim of API rape. First they encourage all developers to make their own Twitter app, then they limit the API calls and force developers to pay for users. 
Now they're being used by Meerkat to spread this plague of Dutch underground rodent.

There are several reasons why I painted my car red with the kat.  Here's a few off the top of my list.

iOS only.
Lets play Lazy Developers and create this "official" "unofficial" app for Android. It's totally getting raped in the Play Store. So they got what they deserved. 

The iPhone Effect.
Just like Steve Jobs and the iPhone, Meerkat was the company that invented moving pictures and mobile video.  Before Meerkat, people were unable to share portrait video from their mobile telephones.  Now with the help of Meerkat, they can. How did people live with themselves before Meerkat? I have no answer for that. 

Unable to figure out a creative way to distribute spam, they turn to Twitter. 
Good thing Twitter is the dirty diaper of the Internet so I don't have to worry about getting spammed by posts about how my favorite person is streaming themselves breathing.

The Snapchat Model.
Lets create free platform where people can use the service for free. Get as many users on it as possible and we can get a really ballooned evaluation from the Silicon Valley. Pat themselves on the back of their furry head and "try" to figure out a way to monetize their furry little paws. 
Lets tell the users that the moving photographs they stream are "Live" only and is not kept anywhere on the internet.  After a few months, news will break about how the servers were hacked and all the video streamed were found stored archived on the server.  Of course the videos are anonymous so it was okay that the footage were taken.  
Here's my prediction of the Meerkat evaluation: 5 billion dollars. Refuse to sell to Twitter after evaluation. 

Hi Jimmy Fallon.

I can't wait for Beaver, the audio broadcasting app that lets you send voice live a cross the internet. 


just driving down the street

just driving down the street

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Dead On Arrival

Sooooo I was listening to Tech News Today last week and BlackBerry was mentioned and it got me thinking about the future of RIM's newest "upcoming" OS. 

I'm gonna make it short and quick for RIM on why it's gonna fail... purely based on the calendar. 

-Samsung announcements at IFA 2012
-Nokia and Microsoft announcement on new devices
-Apple announcement on new iOS devices

-New iOS devices released
-New Windows Phone 8 devices released

We have all 3 major mobile players announcing and releasing devices the last quarter of 2012. 
RIM is saving it's BBX for the beginning of next year.  A couple months doesn't sound that far behind the competition right? Wrong. The majority of these devices are phones and all the customers will be tied up in a 1-2 year contract before they even think about upgrading or buying into another operating and eco system. 
So an iPhone 5 user will be thinking about doing an upgrade sometime in 2013 or 2014.

So if I pass on the new "iPhone 5", and pass on the new Galaxy Note II, AND pass on the new Nokia Windows Phone 8s, I might just be stupid enough to buy a BlackBerry 10 phone. 
So there you have it folks, BlackBerry 10 is stillborn.