Google to launch Retail Stores

February 19, 2013 0 Comments

The latest rumor from rumor mill is about Google Retail stores. As reported by Amir Efrati on WSJ, Google Inc. is working on plans to launch retails stores to compete with Apple Inc. and Microsoft. After the Motorola acquisition its a very likely possibility but it may not be a good business decision. Lets look […]

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Office 365 Home Premium and Tablet adoption

January 29, 2013 0 Comments

Today Microsoft announced Office 365 Home Premium, a cloud based office suite, which includes office applications for up to 5 devices including  PCs, tablets, and Macs; and also includes extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling. This is a frontal attack at the Google docs, drive and voice package that Google is trying to push into schools, small […]

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Should Apple license RIM enterprise services ?

January 28, 2013 0 Comments

Of course Sir Isaac Newton was right. Gravitational pull is so strong that Apple always falls down. Similarly, the gravitational pull of the competition is so strong that Apple stock is in free fall. But on a serious note, is Apple going to be the next RIM ? And Samsung going to next Apple. ? […]

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Should Apple manufacture a mini iPhone ?

January 9, 2013 0 Comments

Apple is working on a less expensive iPhone for non-US markets, reports the Wall Street Journal.  In my opinion this is a very difficult decision for Tim Cook and Apple. If one were to review this decision from Game Theory point of view, the decision is actually an easy one. Lets consider the scenario in […]

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Is Android really winning ?

December 31, 2012 0 Comments

Over the last year Android  extended its lead over iOS and Samsung became the world’s largest smartphone maker supported by Google’s Android. And these trends boosted the confidence of both Samsung and Google executives as reflected in their recent public comments and frontal marketing attacks by Samsung. As Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said, “This is […]

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Research in Motion sells off NewBay services

December 29, 2012 0 Comments

Research in Motion (RIMM)  management just took another big step to get the company back on track. As reported by Yahoo news sources , RIMM sold it’s NewBay services subsidiary to Synchronoss Technologies for $55.5M claiming that it is not part of their core business. RIMM’s management strategy goes back to what I suggested in one […]

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Retail wars and Dynamic Pricing

December 20, 2012 0 Comments

The busiest shopping season of the year is here and the retail giants are finding new ways to pull the customers to their website. Online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and others already enjoy significant advantage over the brick-and-mortar stores due to lack of state tax, easy search, easy comparison tools and “showrooming” effects.  Now […]

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RIM rising from ashes?

November 18, 2012 0 Comments

The technology space has gone through multiple “disruptive” technologies but the pattern was always the same. An established technology leader advantage gets wiped out by a new technology and the leader struggles to keep its original business. We seen this pattern play out in the mobile world ( Apple vs  Nokia, RIM), Search world ( […]

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Apple and HTC reached a patent deal

November 11, 2012 0 Comments

Apple announced that it has reached a global settlement with the phone maker HTC that includes a dismissal of current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement that covers both current and future patents. Sounds very refreshing after the Samsung episode. There could be multiple  reasons for settlement. It is very likely that both Apple and […]

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Is the end near for Apple?

November 8, 2012 0 Comments

In the last few days Apple, the most valuable company in the world, is going through turbulent times. From the time of maps debacle both technology journalists and financial analysts started predicting the end of Apple as we have seen in the last few years. And the recent management shakeup didn’t help much to revive […]

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