Standalone apps were all the rage at the beginning of the year. Now they’re suddenly dying. Virtual reality seems poised to be all the rage next year. Will they also experience a quick death (like the hoverboard), or will they be around for the long-haul?
Google does the unthinkable and plans to shut down Reader. This is a time period that will go down as a massive inflection point for the Internet. At the very least, it’s something we’re going to complain about for REALLY long time.
We also talk about SimCity’s online requirement, Samsung’s new Galaxy S4, Mailbox’s acquisition by Dropbox, Facebook’s maturity, the miracle compound called Graphene and Netflix’s new social integration.
Sudden breakthroughs are the results on small regular actions over time which slowly compound into something amazing. Save $10 per day and you’ll be able to retire a millionaire 40 years later. Start with a phone, improve upon it slowly every day and you’ll have breakthrough smart phones. That’s what we talk about today – the result of those simple actions compounded over time.
Today’s focus is on Google glass and bone vibration, Zillow’s home improvement app, Dell going private, Mailbox for iPhone, iWatch for Apple, Vine for adults, House of Cards on Netflix, EA’s Origin coming to Mac, and Apple’s iPhone India sales.