Sustainably Managed Working Forests

Never thought I’d be writ­ing about forestry. If Apple’s doing it, I’m pay­ing atten­tion. Seri­ously though, it’s the 2nd forestry thing I’ve come across in the past while. The 1st is related to the activ­ity I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing in around the blockchain. Fas­ci­nat­ing stuff AND good for the envi­ron­ment. Amazing.

FinTech innovation

A col­lec­tion of idea-inspiring Fin­Tech arti­cles along with some brief insights from my point of view.

Apple Watch ASP is really high

A cou­ple of sites have some rea­son­able pop­u­lar polls on which Apple Watch peo­ple bought. I thought it would be inter­est­ing to see what the aver­age sales price turned out to be using the polls. It required a few assump­tions. I tried to make them con­ser­v­a­tively: I assumed all Sport and Black Steel watches were 42mm I assumed aver­age Stain­less price was $649 […]

An enterprise viewpoint on notifications

Com­pa­nies have to stop fool­ing them­selves about their mobile prowess or the Apple Watch is going to kill them. I take a look at a real world noti­fi­ca­tion exam­ple to show how far away today’s web based noti­fi­ca­tion model is from that needed in a mobile/watch world. I pro­pose a way to define mod­ern noti­fi­ca­tions, so com­pa­nies can find their way forward.

What I found interesting this week (#13)

IBM & Twit­ter scale data min­ing. Three pretty and inter­est­ing charts on mobile, col­lab­o­ra­tion, & fin­tech. A (hypo­thet­i­cal) blockchain use case explain­ing how Bank of Amer­ica might have avoided bil­lions in fines. A bit on dig­i­tal pay­ments, includ­ing the new Face­book Mes­sen­ger pay­ments solution.

What I found interesting this week (#12)

The Apple Watch is top of my mind, but two new tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies (Sig­nalFX and Layer) have made news this week too. Slack is in the news again. RBC wants to go head to head with Apple in mobile pay­ments. Inter­est­ing sto­ries about Banks and their use of APIs.