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  • The Critical Path #185: Lithium Iron Phosphate

    Tue 9:11am By Horace Dediu
    Horace gives an update on his EVW electric car project, listener-contributed battery technology information and listener questions in this extended episode. Source: The Critical Path #185
  • Sponsor: ​Mac Hosting in Europe and US West

    Aug 18, 2016, 9:15 am By Horace Dediu
    MacStadium has expanded to multiple locations for Mac hosting. From one Mac mini to hundreds of Mac minis and Pros, we can supply your company with Mac infrastructure. Popular uses include iOS testing and continuous integration. We have thousands of customers…
  • Counting Apple’s Customers

    Aug 18, 2016, 9:10 am By Horace Dediu
    Berkshire Hathaway, led by Warren Buffett, now owns about $1.4 billion of Apple. Occasionally we hear about various “celebrity investors” taking positions in the company or exiting those positions. The last one I remember was Carl Icahn. He seems to have…
  • Asymcar #35: We Are Germans

    Aug 16, 2016, 12:56 pm By Horace Dediu
    Can utility companies be recruited to help sell Electric Vehicles when they reward their customers for using less electricity? This plus the paradoxes of innovations in distribution, sales, regulation and the 1959/1960 Henney Kilowatt. Source: Asymcar #35
  • The Critical Path #183

    Aug 10, 2016, 1:46 pm By Horace Dediu
    Horace and Farshad discuss Apple’s recent milestone of one billion iPhones shipped. They also answer a slew of #CriticalQuestions. Source: The Critical Path #183
  • The most popular product of all time

    Jul 27, 2016, 7:06 pm By Horace Dediu
    The following is a list of the best-selling products across several categories: Car model: VW Beetle 21.5 million Car brand: Toyota Corolla 43 million Music Album: Thriller 70 million Vehicle: Honda Super Cub 87 million Book Title: Lord of the Rings 150…
  • My favorite questions

    Jul 19, 2016, 10:51 am By Horace Dediu
    What is an innovation? What is the difference between ideas, inventions, novelties, discoveries and creations? What is a disruption, formally-speaking? Also, what is it informally speaking? Why the distinction? What is Performance (or P-space)? How does…
  • The Critical Path #180: Asking the right questions

    Jun 27, 2016, 9:42 am By Horace Dediu
    Horace and Anders discuss the numbers from WWDC, what didn’t come from WWDC.  And cars! Source: The Critical Path #180
  • Tesla and SolarCity: Straddling the modular/integrated divide

    Jun 23, 2016, 2:29 pm By Horace Dediu
    A merger is the result of two entities in the same business joining forces. It is usually justified through “synergy”, a euphemism for removing redundancies from their unity. Arithmetically, the desired outcome is that the resulting organization should…
  • Missing the boat in music

    Jun 20, 2016, 4:05 pm By Horace Dediu
    When Spotify and Pandora were starting their streaming services many were quick to point out that Apple was about to be disrupted. The future, they said, was streaming because (young) people could not be bothered with ownership of music and the limitations of…