Apple: Now A Follower?

Apple: Now A Follower? Avatar Posted by Sian Phillips under Strategy
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 500 days ago
Made Hot by: NanoTechnologyMedia on June 20, 2013 12:53 pm
By Bob Herbold

June 10, 2013 was a big announcement day for Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Frankly, it was a strange spectacle to me. There was Apple announcing upgrades; not new exciting technologies to dazzle the industry!

For iTunes, it was at last an announcement of iTunes Radio, designed to try to compete with the likes of well-established streaming music and radio services like Spotify and Pandora, each of which were launched several years ago. In regard to the operating system changes to the iPhone, here is the lead sentence that Wall Street Journal writer Greg Bensinger used to describe them: “The software has new fonts and more colors and will feature the new service called iTunes Radio.” New fonts!



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Written by lyceum
498 days ago

I described the challenge that Apple is having in my review of Stefan Engeseth's book, Sharkonomics:

"For example, Apple took a test bite of the mobile phone market by starting out small. The company started out putting iTunes into a Motorola mobile phone, instead of creating a totally new phone from scratch. The Apple fans were not happy at first. But I think it’s safe to say, they’re happy today – with the iPhone.

I must admit that I am an Apple fan since I purchased an iPhone and then got a MacBook from my brother. I am now an active member in a Mac user group (Got a Mac) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

So, it is a bit hard to digest Stefan Engeseth’s posts on ways Apple could become prey for sharks due to management problems and leadership challenges. But this is the ”big thought” (phrase coined by Tim Sanders) of Sharkonomics:

”Always do more than these lists (attack and defend) and never, ever stand still (”move or die”).”"

http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/01/business-sharkonomics-compete-surviv-book-review.html



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