My daily readings 09/11/2009
Steve Jobs does customer development – Venture Hacks
Steve Jobs is the ultimate visionary. He has a vision, he implements it, and the world pays him tens of billions of dollars for it. He doesn’t ask customers what they want because they would ask for a faster horse
, not a car. He knows what customers want before the customers do. He is the quintessent entrepreneur — the ideal that every founder strives to become.
Steve Jobs: “Originally, we weren’t exactly sure how to market the Touch. Was it an iPhone without the phone? Was it a pocket computer? What happened was, what customers told us was, they started to see it as a game machine. Because a lot of the games were free on the store. Customers started to tell us, “You don’t know what you’ve got here — it’s a great game machine, with the multitouch screen, the accelerometer, and so on.”
“We started to market it that way, and it just took off. And now what we really see is it’s the lowest-cost way to the App Store, and that’s the big draw. So what we were focused on is just reducing the price to $199. We don’t need to add new stuff — we need to get the price down where everyone can afford it.”
Apple has changed the positioning
of the iPod Touch twice
. First, it was a multitouch iPod. Then it was a “game machine”. Now it’s the “lowest-cost way to the App Store.”
In this step, you use a combination of surveys and interviews to talk to your customers and ask questions like “In your opinion, what is the best reason for using our product?” If they say the best reason is playing games, start testing that positioning with new customers and see if it performs better than your current positioning.
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Push technology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Long polling is a variation of the traditional polling technique and allows to emulate information push from a server to a client. With long polling, the client requests information from the server in a similar way to a normal poll. However, if the server does not have any information available for the client, instead of sending an empty response, the server holds the request and waits for some information to be available. Once the information becomes available (or after a suitable timeout), a complete response is sent to the client. The client will normally then immediately re-request information from the server, so that the server will almost always have an available waiting request that it can use to deliver data in response to an event.
Long polling is itself not a push technology, but can be used under circumstances where a real push is not possible.
The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed’s web server – Bret Taylor’s blog
– Tornado supports large numbers of concurrent connections. It is easy to write real-time services via long polling
or HTTP streaming with Tornado. Every active user of FriendFeed maintains an open connection to FriendFeed’s servers.
Android Battle: CLIQ edition
It is disappointing that Engadget can’t take 5 minutes and dig into this better.
The MSM7201 is the chipset on the Android reference platform, so it makes sense that everyone’s first Android phone would use that chipset. To use a different chipset than the reference platform for the first phone would be foolish. After they get comfortable with the OS you will see chipset variation.
In addition most chipsets weren’t Android capable yet. Google made the decision (correctly) to support one chipset originally and focus on maturing Android.
You will see more variation on the chipsets under the hood very soon, as manufacturers get to their second and third Android handsets.
Android Battle: CLIQ edition
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