Radio Shack: What could have been

I had some crazy ideas for Radio Shack a cou­ple of years ago. At the time I was think­ing of putting together a pro­posal and pitch­ing it to the com­pany (through the com­pany I worked for because we could have built the tech­nol­ogy infra­struc­ture to deliver my idea). I never wrote it up, but wish I had. Here’s a con­densed version.

What I found interesting this week (#8)

6 Blockchain appli­ca­tions other than bit­coin. It’s a great list! Top 50 emerg­ing Euro­pean Fin­Tech com­pa­nies. Another huge health­care hack exposes patient infor­ma­tion while Reuters reveals Apple HealthKit progress. $560M for 2 apps: bril­liant or desperate?

What I found interesting this week (#7)

Mobile in the enter­prise: Can iOS become stan­dard? Best arti­cle ever if you care about deploy­ing SaaS. Slack teaches us how. A US Pay­ment Sys­tem update will bring US pay­ments into the dig­i­tal age. Trans­parency dri­ves the need for authen­tic­ity or bad things hap­pen. A few examples.

The future of mobile leaves many companies bewildered

Ana­lyst Ben Bajarin dis­cusses a “PC bias” that west­ern coun­tries have. The future of mobile is dif­fer­ent in many impor­tant ways from PC based sys­tems. In my expe­ri­ence, most com­pa­nies don’t under­stand the dif­fer­ences and are using PC-templates to mea­sure and plan their mobile strate­gies. It’s not going to end well.

What I found interesting this week (#5)

For Apple, Prime­Sense is the next key dif­fer­en­tia­tor after Authen­Tec (TouchID). Good stats on mobile apps in the enter­prise (did you know that only 37% of tablet apps are deployed to all employ­ees). More great links to help under­stand Blockchains. More from me on DevOps, and design­ing for experience.