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3 Provocative Reasons Why Airpods Are A Huge Deal

3 Provocative Reasons Why Airpods Are A Huge Deal | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
You Think Apple Airpods Look Stupid? Join the Club.  I have to say, the first time I saw someone wearing these I thought to myself, boy, that looks dumb. Of course, I
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I like Chris' thinking on why Airpods are a huge deal.

As much as Apple would want you to be always connected to Siri and other evolving AI applications, I see things differently.(not different)

Firstly, I don't believe in closed systems or 80's proprietary development. I don't trust Apple to allow me access without paying ransom like fees in the downstream.

CX is heading towards customer owned data, not Apple owned data. Value to Apple stock is not value to me.

Carriers still want their piece of the profit growth. The "always on" mode sounds special to those in perpetual quandrum but not all can afford to be using data 24/7 yet.

The design of Airpods needs to be more like orthotics, where a customized option exists if one is to wear these all day (and night)  I tried the Apple ear buds that came with my iPod Nano which took 3 minutes to force into my ear and 2 seconds to fall out.

More importantly, any AI personal device needs to be completely tuned to me ( as per my data) and the interface programmable and secure. No single Big Brand will offer this, it will be a hybrid development.

I think the Bio interface will leap ahead with companies like Thalmic driving this trend.


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Why being ahead of the boat in innovation can suck

Why being ahead of the boat in innovation can suck | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The worst place to be in any business or startup is realizing you missed the boat. All of your ideas and subsequent efforts are aligned with a market dynamic that leaves you behind the curve.

There
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Missing the boat is the usual problem, but what about being ahead of the boat?

Being way too early to market can leave you with very little tangible returns on your efforts.

Strategic partnerships, alliances and IP sharing options can help "way too early stage solutions" become viable business services or products.
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