Apple

How Steve Jobs Turned Apple around in 1997

This speech probably took a lot of guts to deliver to the Apple faithful, and not surprisingly much of it was followed with of boos and jeers.

However the thing to note is this key statement below. One that I firmly believe really sets the foundation for the Apple we know today:

Continue Reading

Horror of All Horrors – Apple Might Be Appealing to an Older Demographic

I just love this snippet, from Power Lunch, where finance commentators meet a tech commentator, from CNET. Not much mutual understanding. What is a hoot is the worry that Apple might be trouble because it is appealing to an older demographic. Well done Apple I say.

 

Continue Reading

Brands, like Apple, Are the Masters of the Universe!

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz on the Internet about two similar events. What happened was basically this; The Masters of the Universe had proclaimed their decrees like dictators and the only thing the rest of the world could do was, for a lack of a better phrase, gnash their teeth in frustration.

Continue Reading

Apple Executives Have Balls of STEEL!

The world is all in a frenzy with the launch of the iPad. Even I could not help but get caught up in the madness. I have been reading a whole host of articles covering the iPad launch, ranging from New York Times tech columnist David Pogue’s schizophrenic review, marketing linchpin Seth Godin’s marketing angle, and blogging actor Stephen Fry’s heart felt “why buy” (loved him in V for Vendetta) and Fastcompany’s “don’t buy” reality check. And these are just a small snap shot of all the articles I’ve been tracking!

Continue Reading

Green with Ennui

Judging from its branding and the griping of its competitors, Apple customers are hip, aware, and enlightened, yet its shareholders recently defeated resolutions to make the company more environmentally responsible and affirmed instead their uncool unconcern about anything other than profits.

Continue Reading

iPad a Stroke of Genius or Just a Stroke?

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, I’m sure you would have heard of the Apple iPad. Pretty much everyone has. So much so that there has been a lot said about this product, both good and bad. Do a search on Google and you get 23 Million plus hits. Crazily enough, some people even claimed that it was hotter than the tablets Moses brought down from Mount Sinai.

Continue Reading

How Much Money Are Apple and Amazon Making from Selling the iPad and the Kindle?

Getting ready for the iPod coming to an Apple store near you, iTunes TV show downloads is about to happen. Apple will be offering US TV shows for $1 each, as reported by the Financial Times. This coincides with the scheduled release of the iPad sometime in April in an attempt to pull adoption. TV episodes are normally $1.99 for standard-definition and $2.99 for high-definition through iTunes.

Continue Reading

Microsoft, Middle Management and Why Some Companies Can't Innovate

This week's op-ed piece (Microsoft's Creative Destruction) in the New York Times from Dick Brass, a former Microsoft VP, was a wake up call for the tech world. In a thoughtful but ultimately scathing piece, Brass describes how and why Microsoft gradually evolved from an innovative company with first-mover advantage to a technological also-ran scrambling behind just about everyone in bringing new products to market:

Continue Reading

User Centered Innovation Is Dead

With a cheeky little link to Tom Kelly’s The Art of Innovation, Roberto Verganti (author of Design Driven Innovation) suggests in not so many words that User Centered Innovation, IDEO’s claim to fame, is dead.

Continue Reading

Will Apple's Home Energy Management System Become the Next iTunes? What about Microsoft?

Home energy management is hot and I’ve seen more than a dozen companies having a very similar approach. It is almost hopeless for small start-ups to play the same, as many deep pockets have been working on this for a long time. Whirlpool and energy retailer Direct Energy have joined forces to showcase what the energy efficient home of the future will look like at the CES. I’ve seen some cool stuff from them.

Continue Reading
Subscribe to RSS - Apple