INNOVATION GURUS: CHRIS O’BRIEN

Files under General | Feb 2nd

From our man in Palo Alto:

 ”Everyone knows mobile is not just the future, it’s today”

Read here his excellent analysis about Facebook’s IPO: ” Facebook has become financial giant, but not an invincible one”


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NEW FIRST DAY SALES RECORD FOR APPLE: THE IPAD BEATS THE IPHONE NUMBERS

Files under General | Apr 4th

Getting ready for iPad

If you read the news dispatch from EFE, the Spanish news agency, the sales of the iPad were lower than the iPhone ones.

Well this reporter and his editors must live in an imaginary world.

The buzz of the new iPad has been bigger and louder than any other Apple product ever.

Ask Microsoft.

Ask Google.

Ask Nokia.

Ask Nintendo.

Ask Sony.

They know better than the lousy EFE report.

A better and more factual account comes here:

“Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster, originally projected first day iPad sales to between 250 to 300,000.

After spending some time at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Saturday morning, that number was increaded to between 600 to 700,000.

These numbers are based on 730 customers being counted at that particular store, and compares to 350 at the same location for the iPhone 3G S launch, and 540 for the iPhone 3G.”


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STEVE JOBS SHOWS UP AT THE PALO ALTO APPLE STORE AND FINDS A LOT OF HAPPY SHOPPERS

Files under General | Apr 3rd

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30-minute ago the San Jose Mercury News reported:

“In Palo Alto, shortly past noon, shoppers got more than a new shiny object – Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed up and hispresence gave everyone a giddy brush with Silicon Valley high tech fame.

Wearing a black hoodie and jeans, Jobs , who came with his wife and daughter, scanned the displays of tech goodies and watched Apple employees give ipad how-to demonstrations.

And of course he drew amazed gazes from shoppers already expressing excitement overload – the equivalent of a sugar high for Apple fans.

“I love the ipad,” one twenty something female shopper said to Jobs.

To which he happily replied, “good!”

Many in the crowed pulled out cameras and iphones to capture the most magic Silicon Valley moment.

Jobs also chatted with a handful of other shoppers, but in the end most did not allow the 30 minute appearance — even by Apple royalty — to get in the way of the serious business of buying new iPads.”

Soon we will see the first real pictures on Flickr.



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