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  1. sorinv's Avatar
    Accidental repeat post
    06-11-16 06:58 AM
  2. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    If you are trying to compete with Apple or Google or Samsung, a a few Billion dollars is not a lot of money. Microsoft has a lot more, and it still can't compute.
    Microsoft has NOT given up on their smartphone business but if they continue on their present trajectory in terms of their vision of what a smartphone should be they will eventually succeed.

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    06-11-16 04:16 PM
  3. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Apple will be fine. BlackBerry were arrogant much like Nokia at the time when iPhone arrived. Apple, Samsung and Google these days are nowhere near that arrogant, they are constantly investing $ Billions into R&D, they each tend to set trends that the other soon follows, and they know how crucial it is to be on top of a new trend.

    The fight now is Apple & Samsung vs. The Chinese OEMs, Huawei are almost a replica of Samsung while ASUS are trying to be a mix of Samsung and Apple, and Xiaomi, OnePlus and Meizu are trying to replicate Apple, and all of them are doing a better job year after year with their phones.

    For as long as those guys continue to be followers, Apple and Samsung should be fine for a long time, I doubt Apple will make the mistakes BB and Nokia made.

    As for Microsoft? They will do a great job in supplying great MS apps to Android and iOS.
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    06-12-16 09:55 AM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    Microsoft has NOT given up on their smartphone business but if they continue on their present trajectory in terms of their vision of what a smartphone should be they will eventually succeed.

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    I tend to agree. Microsoft is looking ahead at what will come next and preparing for it. They have given up competing in the current market.
    06-12-16 01:46 PM
  5. aha's Avatar
    Apple has about $216 billion US, and growing. It's not going to fail anytime soon. There has been talk for a long time about other companies out innovating Apple. It's true to a certain extent, but Apple is very good at putting money and efforts into things that actually make solid profits. A lot of really cool ideas and innovations are impressive but don't drive profits. In the end, if Apple truly starts to fall behind, it has a huge cash hoard to make acquisitions or to pump into r and d.

    At its height, BlackBerry wasn't anywhere close to the size of Apple. BlackBerry has never been a truly large company on the scale of modern tech company giants. Apple and BlackBerry aren't very comparable other than the fact that they both make smartphones. Their company histories do not track each other.
    The risk is always there, for everyone. IBM, HP, Microsoft, Nortel, Dell, Nokia, Oracle, they all had their prime and their cash, but what made them so successful eventually prevented them to pivot. Eventually the executive and management team who was great at cashing out on an old idea will kill all the possible innovative ideas required to stay on the top.

    Google is different though. They structured themselves to avoid this fate from happening. Their venture capital business will allow Alphabet to continue fostering new ideas and push forward on innovation. So even if Google plateaued out, Alphabet may find new cash cows to continue their success.

    Apple may be a hacker of technology, Google is a hacker of business structure.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2876
    06-16-16 10:31 AM
  6. sorinv's Avatar
    Well, maybe, maybe not. Many other big companies have been and are diversified.
    For now Google has failed at everything hardware and they have made and continue to make money only out of data mining.
    Nothing else makes money for them. Their innovation was 10-15 years ago. They continue to live off that fat.
    Last edited by sorinv; 06-17-16 at 11:52 PM.
    06-16-16 11:58 PM
  7. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Well, maybe, maybe not. Many other big companies have been and are diversified.
    For now Google has failed at everything hardware and they have and continue to make money only out of data mining.
    Nothing else makes money for them. Their innovation was 10-15 years ago. They continue to live off that fat.
    They live off their ecosystem and the participants. Which might be regarded as a form of BonDage by SoMe... ;-)




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    06-17-16 12:55 AM
  8. fschmeck's Avatar
    And since when is the latop, PC, and TV markets saturated?
    I"m guessing the previous poster is saying they are saturated in the sense that the days of explosive growth are gone. Of course laptops and PC's still sell obscene amounts, but not enough to sustain the number of manufacturers that were stuffing the channel.
    http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/11/ga...ts-since-2007/


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    06-17-16 05:15 PM
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