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Twisting the news – 44th edition

In cappuccino on February 4, 2016 at 9:33 am

75d58c5fa (1)Good morning onliners. It was just yesterday I was reading that it has become cheaper to open a physical store than an online one as everybody is moving online and battling for a limited amount of attention they can get from customers. At the same time I was reading Amazon is opening hundreds of physical bookstores. The Atlantic makes a pretty nice summary of the theories revolving around this news. I would stick to far less than The Atlantic is presenting: with physical locations becoming cheaper, we have two problems left: delivery time and delivery cost, also side problems with deliveries, which makes the shipping cost one of the most important problems an online store has. And there is one perspective I couldn’t agree more with: books are just a test drive for Amazon.

I was saying that infrastructure will be online for the next billion users. So will probably the next industrial Revolution. Read the rest of this entry »


Twisting the news – 41st edition

In cappuccino on January 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

It’s Friday again so I’m just going to try and give less business and more leisure, maybe some inspiration for the weekend ahead.

The Smartphone market is booming: more than 1.4 billion smartphones were shipped last year, Xiaomi became 4th largest smartphone manufacturer. This is probably the source of all hysteria around Apple’s number. We should all remember that next billion people to go online will not afford Apple and unless Apple will not release a product targeting those markets, the numbers should not worry anyone.

It’s the season for yearly reports, and Amazon also released theirs. Amazon is not doing so well, as its shares dropped after the report was released, even though sales went up by 22%, just because the company missed the expectations. I’m sorry, but did anyone meet the expectations? Besides some online companies, exceeding the expectations-  yes I am making a point here about the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news – 20th edition

In cappuccino on December 8, 2015 at 8:33 am

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels. The troublemakers. The rounds pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.” Probably, my favorite commercial and most often labeled one of the best commercials to the date. It is printed on the wall in front of me, hidden enough not to be seen when one enters the room, visible enough for me to read it. Almost 20 years ago that commercial was summarizing what to advocate today: disruption. Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news 3rd edition

In cappuccino on October 13, 2015 at 7:13 am

Amazon Readies Kindle Fire Update to Keep Up With Apple, GoogleSteve Jobs wasn’t the only leader lacking empathy. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos may be even worse, or better. Amazon managed to be on the 828th position out of 907 in terms of environmental, social and governance factors, which is usually hard for a service company. Only that they might be doing something about it: Amazon is reported to survey corporate staffers everyday about their job satisfaction. Amazon needs its reputation, more as a service company than a manufacturer.

In the competition for the next Steve Jobs, we also have Elon Musk, the Iron Man. Probably closer in terms of vision and compulsive obsessive behavior to Jobs, than Bezos, Elon Musk has a vision. Read the rest of this entry »

The tech market from a marketer’s POV

In espresso on January 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

Its been 6 years since the launch of the Iphone.  The hype on the market these days is around: Google Television, Samsung foldable screen and Facebook. While Google, Samsung and Facebook seem to announcing innovations, Apple is basically announcing the re-issue of a product as a cheaper product: Iphone mini which is rumored to be a smaller Iphone2.

Apple has been all about the hype, the innovation. Samsung attacked Apple’s position: “the next big thing is here” Samsung claims and is clearly attacking the Apple. Apple does not usually confirm rumors about the next product, so nowadays everyone can write an article saying whether Apple should launch a cheaper Iphone or not, including myself.  Apple was  one of the great absents at CES 2013, along with Microsoft. Other companies made it for their absence: Google announced the tv that watches back and chooses shows based on your behavior. That’s innovative. Samsung presented the foldable screen: the screen that could solve all our issues with dropping our smartphones, innovation again. Read the rest of this entry »