As many of us gather with family on Dies Natalis Solis Invicti and the year draws to a close, now seems as good a time as any to touch on just a few of the highlights and trends of the past year. There will be plenty that I don’t cover here, but feel free to add in your thoughts:

Unicorns heading for the cull

There’s no end of people elaborating on the end of the ride for Unicorns (or for some, the bursting of a bubble entirely), but one thing seems clear; Unicorns are having challenges going to IPO with their enormous valuations, which when…


On the surface it seems pretty straightforward. Microsoft is a software company with asiprations to make world class devices. Nokia is a hardware company that doesn’t control its own OS. Together, they make a winning combination that will stride triumphant into the connected devices market and grab 15% by 2018. Oh, and Microsoft gets a replacement CEO while they’re at it.

The trouble with this, however, is that while it sounds good on paper, everything rests on the execution — something both companies have struggled with over the last decade. To successfully pull this off requires a tide change in…

Kevin Rochowski

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