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“Apple Inc is looking for a display specialist to lead the investigation on emerging display technologies such as high optical efficiency LCD, AMOLED and flexible display to improve overall display optical performance.”
The job listing has since been removed by Cupertino HQ. We assume, this could be related to a future iWatch (can’t see this being released in near term with a ‘flex body’ if they’re posting the job NOW) or future iPhone.
On the matter of an ‘iWatch’, Microsoft did try this before:
However, Steve Jobs also said this:
“So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know – just explore things.”
Ideas only become great when everything else is there to support it. Am iWatch or future TV can be successful for Apple, because everything is in place to capitalize on the success: Apple ID, broadband, iTunes, App Store, Siri, iCloud, GPS etc. Essentially, an established, “integrated” ecosystem exists feed these “thin client devices”.
Microsoft’s SPOT watch didn’t have that robust infrastructure and ecosystem…so it just didn’t make it far in 2003.
Sometimes, ideas are too ahead of their time. If Apple had released the iPad first vs. the iPhone, they would have missed the BOAT because the ecosystem IS the mobile phone user…not the third category user.
Releasing the iPad after the iPhone essentially staged the playing field properly as the education curve for users would allow them to easily adopt the iPad, and enable developers to tweak existing apps, before moving to full native iPad apps and easily add revenue to their bottom-line. The resulting effect of third category success (iPad) for Apple has been the complete and utter decimation of PC sales as has been reported recently.
Got to love BI for breaking it down for us. Look at that small “blip” on the chart for the FREE FOOD! Woo Hoo…! LOL
Bottom-line: Yahoo has an uphill battle to do whatever they think they can do with their content and mobile. It is a very, VERY busy world out there and right now, all the products (remaining/existing) are a mess.
Ask yourself when was the LAST time you used ANYTHING from Yahoo! I can’t even remember — it’s been at least 5 years. “Content” is a commodity and even if unique in the realm of the Economist and the Wall Street Journal, that is a world of the lucky few when it comes to digital monetization.
I certainly don’t have all the answers because content is an old paradigm and its value prop is way past DOA (are we still talking “content” in the old school world view of digital and media channels of the dot-com era? Yes, there is “content strategy” today - agreed. But “content” built in dot-com era under a media brand is really, really tired and the transition to mobile is NOT certain for monetization given the fragmented universe of apps, experiences, and mind share. People have even less time to retain any mind share on the device deck.
Media should spend less time fantasizing here on what “could be” and more time on “where’s the beef?” because at the moment, it’s a lot of buzz and a lot of talk and at least BlackBerry has DELIVERED a product (albeit late for many, many reasons) compared to Yahoo! that has failed to deliver “something” for eons.
(Source: Business Insider)
#BlackBerry #Z10 Debuts... No Lines, No Waiting. @CNBC Child's Play coverage continues... -
Yup, because we could order the Z10 from a pre-order list. CNBC ‘s (and WSJ’s) “deep analysis” attributes ALL product launch success to long lines, hype, and camp outs…uhuh. Leave the social media hype (some call them “social media hippies”) out of this.
Let me put this into context - I am a huge Apple fan but I *love* BlackBerry.
But seriously, the marathon runs and high-fives through Apple stores after a purchase are completely silly and bizarre and do more to alienate people as to WHY Apple is liked - great products.
While being ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ may play into this, it has also caused competitors like Samsung to (wrongly) mock Apple in commercials for the WRONG reasons. Rather than focus on the WHY’s, Samsung has decided it makes more sense to mock Apple for the cult-like nonsense that has been generated with new store product launches. This isn’t very different than negative political ad campaigns. They don’t work!
Further, the idea of waiting in a line the night before for first grabs at a new “phone” is simply not my idea of time well-spent.
The last time I waited FOUR hours in a long line was when “The Empire Strikes Back” hit theatres and this was well before VHS, DVD, cable and on-demand programming even existed! We waited because we KNEW the movie would not make it to “commercial” television for seven plus years after film release.
Now, theatres generate hype-lines to create a “follow-me” or “look at them” effect to get ticket sales. It truly is cheesy.
I commend the CEO for standing up to a shareholder regarding their support for marriage equality. Plus a 38% performance data point is nothing to sneeze at.
The world has much large issues to address than shareholders that have a hate on. Get over it.
But I have a clear ask for the Starbucks brand. Get you digital lead to extend the brand experience to the BlackBerry Z10. Really - the porting tools make this a simple task. That said, some of the native BB10 experiences have all but shamed Android and you could simply port Android builds if you wanted.