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Zigurd Mednieks

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Zigurd Mednieks is a consultant to leading OEMs, enterprises, and entrepreneurial ventures creating mobile and IoT systems and apps.

Previously he was Chief Architect at D2 Technologies, a voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology provider. There he lead engineering and product definition work for products that blend communication and social media in purpose-built embedded systems.

He is lead author of the top-selling O'Reilly title Programming Android. Zigurd is also the lead author of Enterprise Android, published by Wiley WROX in 2013. This the first Android programming book to focus on cloud API-based applications.

Zigurd is Series Editor of the Addison Wesley Android Deep Dive series.

Zigurd is a veteran of user interface, telecommunications,, and s
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The Direct-to-consumer (DTC) Lemmings

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Currently, there is a shake out in direct-to-consumer, also known as "DTC," startups. You may wonder what distinguishes the direct to consumer category from, simply, e-commerce, which is a venerable and already consolidated category. Why has a lot of supposedly smart money spawned a large number of doomed startups?

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“Better that right counsels be known to enemies than that the evil secrets of tyrants should be concealed from the citizens. They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a nation have it absolutely under their authority; and as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace.”
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