Never sign an NDA to get a briefing

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If you write about industry events as a journalist, analyst, or blogger, companies may want to share with you details on their upcoming products and projects. They may present you with an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). Don’t sign it. This is a situation I faced many times as an analyst at Forrester Research. And it just … Continued

The tragedy of orphan apps

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Apps have vastly improved the convenience of our lives. Now corporate machinations are making them disappear. Why are we going backwards? I first noticed this when Hipmunk stopped working. Hipmunk was a truly innovative flight search engine with an interface vastly better for comparing flights than Expedia, Travelocity, or anything else. Not only that, it … Continued