The iPhone is everywhere. I felt that it would be redundant to write more about it, so instead I will leave you with the most interesting links that I managed to gather: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/03/iphone-review/ http://www.techcrunch.com/iphone-weekend-one/ http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20070705/091939.shtml http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/hands-on-time-with-the-iphone/ http://terrywhite.com/techblog/?p=196
Companies like Microsoft, Nokia and IBM started operating there over 6 years ago. Others are moving in. The so called Z-Park is the center of the technological development in China, and BusinessWeek recently published an article about it. “P&G’s strategy conforms nicely with Chinese President Hu Jintao’s plan, announced in 2006, to turn China into … Continue reading China’s Silicon Valley
It looks like we are shifting from a Gaussian world to a Paretian one, or so claims John Hagel on a recent article titled “The Power of the Power Laws”.
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a half documentary half movie that describes the early years of Apple Computers, Microsoft, and their founders. The link points to a complete online version of the movie (although the screen dimension is reduced). If you have not seen it check it out, it is pretty interesting.
ComputerWorld has an interesting article titled “Don’t Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops”. As explained on the website the technologies listed are not necessarily bad, but their were either ahead of their times or overblown by high expectations. Here is the list:
There is a very interesting “Innovation Timeline” created by the What’s Next website. You will probably need to zoom the picture to read the listed innovations, but here is some of the stuff that the predict to appear before 2050:
General Motors is planning to have a working prototype of their all-electric car, called Volt, already by the end of 2007. Additionally they are aiming to start producing the model by 2010. Looks like a challenging goal, but some top managers are confirming this strategy. Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of GM, commented: “Competitors who write … Continue reading All-electric car by 2010?
Considering all the buzz that the iPhone generated we can assume that it will disrupt the mobile phone industry and make Apple hit the jackpot again, can’t we? Well, I would not be so secure about that. While I admire Steve Jobs’ initiative to invade a challenging business such as the mobile phone one, I think that Apple’s strategy has some flaws, and below I will outline each of them…
The InformationWeek website has an extensive article covering 5 disruptive technologies that will (according to the article) make its entrance into mainstream applications in 2007.
In emerging and innovative markets, however, a completely different managerial mindset is required. Competing in those markets, contrary to what most people believe, is not about having a superior technology.