The Amazon Echo: what happens if this is all there is to a device? CC-licensed photo by Cryptik Merlin on Flickr For years, Apple has made a name for itself through the design of its...
Nokia has fallen. Not even the name will remain. America’s victory in the smartphone wars is complete — for now. Last week’s news from the front lines of the smartphone wars illuminates the scope of America’s … Continue reading
Well, that was a heckuva week. Google sells Motorola for billions less than they paid for it. Apple sells millions fewer iPhones than nearly everyone expected, then directs guidance lower. Facebook becomes a mobile first … Continue reading
We track, analyze and oftentimes promote technology because of its overarching, mostly positive impact on our own lives and throughout the world. It’s many disparate parts, incorporating intellectual property and global manufacturing, hardware and software, … Continue reading
Over the past several weeks, rumors of an “Amazon Phone” have become more persistent, if no more credible. The rumors stick, of course, because Amazon has years of experience designing, developing, selling (and I assume servicing) … Continue reading
Given that they key for Amazon’s growth is expansion of offering while maintaining a competitive price, the question must be addressed as to Amazon’s reach and what cap ex will be required to realize their...
Introduction Today’s five Titans of personal computing are Google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Amazon. Horace Dediu of ASYMCO has created a side-by-side comparison of their respective revenues and profits. Google Google is a money making … Continue reading
On Tuesday, Amazon issued a press release entitled: “Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year’s Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend.” Here’s the thing, Amazon. You never told us last year’s sales numbers. In … Continue reading
Gillette, Amazon, Google and Apple — The Gillette business model is to give away the razor in anticipation of making profits from the sale of the blades. — The Amazon business model is to give … Continue reading
TROY WOLVERTON at the San Jose Mercury News, talks 7 inch tablets: Just two years ago, Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs mocked small-screened tablets as “tweeners” that were too little to compete with … Continue reading
Some reports have came out that Amazon is interested in TI’s mobile processor division. I find this extremely difficult to believe. I personally, think TI’s move to shift focus from mobile APs (application processors) and … Continue reading
RECAP We’ve been looking at the tablet business models of Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Today we wrap up the series by seeing what lessons we have learned and by asking ourselves what the … Continue reading
RECAP We’re looking at the tablet business models of Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Today we focus on the Amazon Kindle Fire. 2.0 Amazon Kindle Fire 2.1 WHERE DOES THE AMAZON KINDLE MAKE ITS … Continue reading
Tablets are one of the more uniquely positioned personal computer products I have ever seen. Largely because they have aspects of personal computing traits the same way a notebook does. However, they also have a … Continue reading
During the last year, Amazon ventured into the world of tablets with the Kindle Fire. It clearly represented their first salvo in this market and according to their extrapolation of current tablet data, this aggressively … Continue reading