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Tai

I'm a product person by trade. Doing VP-ish stuff around Toronto.

User Experience

@Kobo: It’s been a slice

Today was my last day at Kobo. Over the past seven years, I have forgotten more war-stories than I remember. What is left are positive memories of Kobo, née ShortCovers, bringing digital reading to the masses through our mobile apps; anytime & anyplace. It’s followed by us dreaming big and making our mark on the […]

Ad-Blocking: users are revolting

There has been a lot of great writing across the Web regarding advertising and the ethical nature of ad-blocking software with the recent release of iOS9 and its new Safari Content Blocking features.  Unsurprisingly, ad-blocking software quickly rose to the top of paid apps on iOS. Content providers quickly responded: I’ve been running ad-blocking software for years. […]

Thoughts on 2014 and 2015

So I’m starting to see end-of-year wrap-ups and predictions for 2015.  It’s always good to take a look a back on what is happening in the industry, epecially at Kobo. Largely, a lot of the stuff I am citing is predicated on Mary Meeker’s “State of the Internet, 2014 ed” that she puts together for […]

Pixels & Widgets

A blog by Tai Toh