Posts Tagged ‘market share’

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Samsung Schadenfreude And The Fall Of The Church Of Market Share

*+-Schadenfreude |ˈSHädənˌfroidə | noun | pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. ORIGIN German Schadenfreude, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy.’ Samsung has reported a 60% fall in quarterly profits. Just three years ago, … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 12th, 2014
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Market Share Metaphysics

*+-Twice before I have used Aristotle’s concept of “Essentialism” to explain why tablets are “real” computers and why OS X will not be merging with iOS. Today, I go to the well one last time1...

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John Kirk / April 1st, 2014
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Market Share Is Like A Bikini…

*+-Market Share is like a bikini. What it reveals is suggestive, but what it conceals is vital.1 Market Share by itself means nothing. If it’s not taking you where you want to go, it’s worse...

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John Kirk / March 18th, 2014
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It’s Tough Competing With the iPhone

*+-Understanding what is happening in smartphones is all a matter of perspective. It is easy to get caught up in the OS market share statistics and lose sight of the big picture. comScore has recently … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 8th, 2013
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Who’s The Gorilla And 8 More Questions About the iPhone 5C

*+-Question #1: Is The iPhone 5C coming? Sure looks that way. The rumors have grown so loud that they’ve become deafening. Let me put it this way: If the iPhone 5C is NOT announced on … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 22nd, 2013
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“Android Dominance” Is An Oxymoron

*+-Alarm Bells Should Be Ringing At Apple: It’s Getting Absolutely Creamed By Android, Which Now Controls ~80% Of The Smartphone Market ~ Jay Yarrow, Business Insider No, it’s not. Definition of an oxymoron: A figure … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 8th, 2013
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Do The Math: iOS 6 Is The World’s Most Popular Mobile Operating System

*+-In fact if you do the math, you would find that iOS 6 is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and in second place is a version of Android which was released in 2010. … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 24th, 2013
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Comparing The Market Share of Android Phones To The iPhone Is A D@mned Lie

*+-Disraeli is reputed to have said that there were three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics. “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 20th, 2013
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How the Tablet is Killing the PC

*+-IDC recently released its forecast of PC sales for the last quarter and said PC shipments were down 13.9%. It laid much of the blame on Windows 8, but I am not sure this analysis...

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Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2013
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Google’s Android Activations Are A Lot Less Cash Cow And A Lot More Bull. And That’s OK.

*+-Author’s note: Many of the commentators aren’t even reading the article but, instead, are basing their comments on the article’s title alone. Let me throw one final analogy into the mix in the hopes of … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 6th, 2013
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4 Mobile Business Models, 4 Ways To Keep Score

*+-The hundred meter dash, archery, weightlifting and the long jump are four very different Olympic sports with four very different methods of keeping score. The hundred meter dash is scored on speed. Archery is scored … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 30th, 2013
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Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke

*+-This is the first of three articles looking at how we measure – and mis-measure – who is “winning” in the mobile sector. Article one focuses on market share and was inspired by an article … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 23rd, 2013
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Apple Is Playing Chicken With The Mobile Carriers

*+-“The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove game or snow-drift game, is an influential model of conflict for two players in game theory. The principle of the game is that while each player … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 9th, 2013

Android’s Penetration Vs. Apple’s Skimming Marketing Strategies

*+-Technology pundits and press, alike, seem obsessed with market share. But obtaining large market share is just one of many successful business strategies. Android follows a penetration pricing strategy. Apple uses a skimming strategy. Neither … Continue reading

John Kirk / March 21st, 2013
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Does The Rise Of Android’s Market Share Mean The End of Apple’s Profits?

*+-It’s an article of faith in the Church of Market Share that Android is nearing a tipping point where its market share lead will inevitably turn into a developer share lead, too. ~ John Gruber … Continue reading

John Kirk / February 21st, 2013
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Why Android’s Market Share Is No Threat To Apple’s iOS Platform

*+-iOS Is Winning The Profit Battles Everyone concedes that Apple’s iOS is currently winning the mobile profit battles. However, many pundits still contend that Apple is losing the mobile wars because Apple does not have … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 29th, 2012
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Upside Down Analysis

*+-These thoughts via Business Insider: According to estimates from Canaccord Genuity, Samsung has shot further ahead of the pack as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, shipping 56.3 million units in the third quarter. Apple’s consolation … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 4th, 2012
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2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War

*+-The end of 2011 brought about some interesting market developments. Both Nielsen and NPD shared data that the once so dominant Android actually declined in market share over the holiday quarter of 2011. Both Nielsen … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 31st, 2012