Tag Archives: Apple

What Matters Most Is the Consumer

Apple‘s map application failure on the new iPhone, combined with the company dropping the Google map app, has led Apple lovers for the first time to consider moving to another platform, says Prof. Sandra Sieber. People react negatively if they feel they are being locked in. In online services, meeting customer need is paramount, even …
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The MWC has Begun. Highlights of the First Day

Prof. Javier Zamora discusses the key points from the first day at the MWC, in particular the agreement between Telefónica and Mozilla. CEOs from big operators such as Telecom Italia, Vodafone and ATT all spoke about the role of Apple and Android. It also became clear that shopping and making payments via mobile phones is …
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Mobile World Congress :: Redefining Mobile in Barcelona?

In 2006, Barcelona held for the first time the Mobile Congress. At that edition the CEOs from VODAFONE, TELEFÓNICA, MOTOROLA, NOKIA and MICROSOFT were the keynote speakers. Those companies reflected to some extent the mobile industry value chain in 2006, accounting for an aggregated market value capitalization of more than $600B. Only six years later, …
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Additional Power for the Gatekeeper

Since ancestral times, wherever there is a narrow passage that many people have to cross, someone will try to establish itself as the gatekeeper and exercise control on the passersby. In fact controlling passageways, from maritime straits to oil pipes, has been one of the reasons humanity has endured many wars. The digital space is …
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Attending CES 2011 in the comfort of your own Tablet

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” is already a trademark slogan used in the official Las Vegas tourism web site. However, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the exception that proves the rule. Anyone serious about being a techie should pilgrim at least once to CES, which is held at the beginning of January …
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Apple and Google: Returning to calmer waters

There is an Indian proverb (or maybe it is Confucian, who knows) that says that there is no worst enemy that the one who was your best friend. And this is because he or she knows you well. In 2007,when unveiling the iPhone, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google came on stage and announced that Google …
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