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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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