Posts Tagged ‘iphone’
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Nokia End-Game

The end-game of Nokia’s extraordinary decline and fall has completed. Microsoft has bought Nokia’s handset business for $7.2 billion including a licence fee for Nokia’s patents…

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iPhone 4 Banned In USA

Now here’s a turn-up for the books – the US International Trade Commission has banned the imports of iPhone 4 into the USA…

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That Old Apple Magic

Apple has got to find a bit of its old magic. Producing incremental improvements to products won’t work…

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Now Samsung Goes Potty

First Nokia went potty, appointing its lawyer as CEO, then RIM went potty appointing a COO and a ‘COO for products’ then replacing the former with the latter and sacking 2,000 RIM-ers after missed profit forecasts and a 50% fall in the share price this year…

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Is RIM Potty?

Those whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad, said Euripides, though the authorship is disputed, and it could have been said by a wireless industry analyst observing that RIM is following Nokia into doolally-land…

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Another Fine Mess

When anyone with a laptop, an iPhone or a Android phone can use Skype, what on earth is the point of owning it…

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Poor Old Olli-Pekka

Poor old Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. Can you imagine climbing all the way to the top of Nokia, achieving a lifetime’s ambition, your hands on the levers of the most magnificent mobile phone manufacturing operation known to man, what can go wrong…

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That’s A Sweet Deal For You, Mr Jobs

It’s amazing, on the face of it, that even though Nokia out-sells Apple 15 to 1 on the number of phones they each ship, Apple makes 10X more  profit than Nokia. In Q2 Nokia’s profit was $291 million; Apple’s was $3.25 billion…

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Private Equity Warps Management Values

One of the insidious effects of the private equity industry has been to warp the values of good managers. Suddenly, these guys scent an opportunity to get rich beyond their dreams…

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