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Twisting the news – 45th edition

In cappuccino on February 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Here’s the season to be jolly. Or not. Depends on what you did last year, depends on the numbers. Let’s take a look at what Daimler did last year: it achieved new records, the sales went up by 12%, the revenue climbed up by 15% while the operating profit was up 36%. ¬†As I mentioned a few days ago when analyzing Renault’s decision to invest in a Chinese manufacturing unit, China is a good market to Daimler and its competitors. Which is only to demonstrate that China, even stagnant, is a better market for luxury goods than for mass consumption. Sales in China were increased by 41%, which is where Daimler’s records are probably based. Daimler was not affected by the emissions scandal at Volkswagen.

Uber became a statement with many startups positioning themselves as “uber for x”. Besides the power of example and an analogy needed when pitching a new idea, Uber is an example of contemporary, a bit avant-garde success. With Uber being valued more than traditional automakers, it makes sense to offer the leader as example. Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news – 17th edition

In cappuccino on November 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

For an age that’s quite nostalgic about the past we are pretty obsessed with the future be it the near future or a farther perspective. So what’s in for the future when it comes to tech? Some C-level execs agreed on the future being shaped by the cloud. The cloud, they claim, is the tech that will most influence our lives, followed by mobile and the Internet of things.

However, some other reports trying to predict the future are suggesting something else: mobility and virtual reality are rising. Of course, mobility is part of the future, don’t believe any of us will go back to using the desktop or being wired, and obviously virtual reality will be the hype of 2016 with the launch of Oculus. The question is: will they stay? We haven’t yet figured a way to make wearables relevant for everyday experience, will we make one for VR?

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