Om Malik Quotes

  • From analog film cameras to digital cameras to iPhone cameras, it has become progressively easier to take and store photographs. Today, we don't even think twice about snapping a shot.
  • Pokemon Go, which involves trying to 'catch' Pikachu or Squirtle or other creatures with your smartphone, is an inherently social experience. You need to be walking around - on the streets, in public places - to catch the Pokemon.
  • Porsche's and Apple's design philosophies are similar. Much like the 356, the original iPhone was about defining a foundation for the future.
  • Augmented reality is the 'boy who cried wolf' of the post-Internet world - it's long been promised but has rarely been delivered in a satisfying way.
  • A platform is essentially a business model that thrives because of the participation and value added from third parties with only incremental effort from the owner of the platform.
  • Fog is my weakness, and every time there is low fog, I am out and about with my camera.
  • Facebook has gone from a nice-and-boring social network to becoming an identity layer of the web. It is where nearly a billion people are depositing the artifacts of civilization in the 21st century - photos, videos, and birthday wishes.
  • A lot of what people are calling 'artificial intelligence' is really data analytics - in other words, business as usual. If the hype leaves you asking 'What is A.I., really?,' don't worry, you're not alone.
  • Just as two people can have similar personalities, two companies can have a remarkably similar approach to business.
  • Cameras can look down from on high and predict crop yields, traffic in Walmart parking lots, and travel patterns on Labor Day weekend. On the ground, they form the foundation of autonomous-driving systems.
  • Social sharing of photos - landscapes, selfies, latte-foam art - can spark conversations and deeper engagements.
  • I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.
  • Uber, like Google, is taking a highly disorganized business - in its case, private transportation such as taxicabs and private limousines - and ordering it neatly.
  • QR codes have always been a kind of half-measure, a useful but inelegant transitional technology; the ultimate goal is augmented reality.
  • Twitter is short-form, real-time, and text-based. It's built for instant alerts and rapid consumption. It is an ideal system for delivering sips of information from an abundant stream.
  • Our economy, for a long while, has been transitioning from one reliant on industrial strength to one based on digital information. The next step in this transition is a digital economy shaped by connectivity.
  • Apps have become a preferred way of accessing information on mobile devices.
  • Unlike Facebook or Instagram, Twitter's core experience isn't about photos. It's a world of text, with occasional embedded photos, animated gifs, and short video clips.
  • Avoid the spectacle of technology and instead focus on technology and science solving real problems.
  • Our ubiquitous mobile access has made time and location important data points in how businesses can now be built and managed.