Posts made in July 2nd, 2010

Long-run implications of the Death of Kin: Why Blockbusters must be Blockbusters Quicker

Posted by on Jul 2, 2010 in Blog

Much has been written about the “death” of Microsoft’s Kin (see: here, here, and here). The focus of these analyses has centered on what might have gone wrong. I'd like to focus on something slightly different. In the death of the Kin phone I think we see something that has greater implications for technology innovation. Namely, the rate of innovation is accelerating and this puts increasing pressure on products at the intersection of success and time. Let's first step back in time a few years. The year is 2004. In the fourth quarter of that year, Motorola introduces the RAZR. By July...

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