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Robert Scoble gets hands-on demo of SmartWood’s App-Controlled, Plywood Model Vehicles

May 21, 2014 | Robert Scoble

Tweet Scoble meets with Israeli startup SmartWood at Blond20 HQ Tel Aviv. Co-founder Elad Shifman describes wanting to make hackable toys to teach kids…


Sidecar: Making Smartphone Voice Calling Smarter

June 2, 2012 | Robert Scoble

Tweet There has been tremendous innovation in smartphones in every area except the basic phone call. Voice calling is the most ubiquitous means of…


Mobli: leveraging the power of smart phones in social media

July 7, 2011 | Robert Scoble

Tweet Many of the most popular social media applications predate the widespread adoption of smart phones. Consequently, the initial designs of these apps did…


Is the tech press needed anymore? (how Apple iPhone apps take off now)

November 29, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet Datapoint one: John Gruber is noting that Android doesn’t have very many of the industry’s best apps. Datapoint two. Starbucks CIO says that…


The state of cloud from Citrix’ cloud CTO

November 16, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet Simon Crosby is the CTO for Citrix’ cloud business. Don’t know what he runs? Citrix’ Xenserver is underneath Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack, as well…


“Fact engine” Wolfram Alpha ships Android version and new APIs/widgets

October 25, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet Recently Wolfram Alpha’s CEO, Barak Berkowitz, visited me and gave me an update on the latest behind this really great “fact engine.” What…


Getting restaurants wired with OpenTable

August 5, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet I find I’m often using a mobile app called Siri—a smart app that acts as a personal assistant, answering queries like “Where can…


Real estate mobile report from Zillow

August 3, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet While some location-based apps are still finding a way to be useful, Zillow is already there. The online real estate mavens have created…


Open operating systems help
cell industry ramp services

January 14, 2010 | Robert Scoble

Tweet The communications industry is shifting to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for consumer mobile products, says a marketing expert whose company plays a big…