Monthly Archives: January 2014

Intel is realigning to focus on cloud services for enterprises, developers and operators with closing of its AppUp consumer app store

That means the end of Intel’s 4 years old Atom-based multi-OS app store saga started originally for netbooks. The beginning of the end of its consumer computing effort? From Intel to close its AppUp online app store [ComputerWorld, Jan 30, … Continue reading

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Facebook’s radical change of strategy: diversify into mobile apps for specific use cases and targeted at particular audience rather than sharing to all friends through the News Feed

… as the company is celebrating its 10 years anniversary Facebook launches mobile news app Paper for iPhone [ComputerWorld, Jan 30, 2014] The app reimagines Facebook on mobile devices with a mix of news stories and content from the user’s … Continue reading

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Amazon may hike Prime cost as earnings disappoint and further challenges lay ahead of the company for which it needs to adjust its business model and expand its operations

… first time after 9 years The main attraction of Prime is that the shipping service is bundled with a mature streaming video service for the price of Netflix’ service only:Amazon or Netflix [Brent Byron YouTube channel, Dec 5, 2012] … Continue reading

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Microsoft cloud server designs for the Open Compute Project to offer an alternative to the Facebook designs based on a broader set of workloads

… while neither Amazon nor Google publicize their server designs yet Designing Cloud Infrastructure for 1m+ Server Scale [“cloud scale”] – Kushagra Vaid (General Manager, Cloud Server Engineering, Microsoft) [Open Compute Project YouTube channel, Jan 29, 2014] OCP Summit V … Continue reading

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Device businesses should have a China-based independent headquarter at least for Asia/Pacific if they want to succeed

Back in August I found that China is the epicenter of the mobile Internet world, so of the next-gen HTML5 web [Aug 5, 2013]. That statement was strengthened even more recently with MediaTek MT6592-based True Octa-core superphones are on the … Continue reading

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End of the Nokia “magic” hurting European and Asian consumers while mobile carriers are uncertain about the future under the Microsoft brand

… Microsoft should act significantly faster to clarify the situtation, especially in the critical feature phone replacement market where the only real growth opportunities remain. Otherwise it could loose the mobile market even before starting the battle. Such conclusions are … Continue reading

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The extraordinary attempt by Nokia/Microsoft to crack the U.S. market in terms of volumes with Nokia Lumia 521 (with 4G/LTE) and Nokia Lumia 520

Update: there was no effective result of the price elasticity trial on the U.S. market as per the below chart composed by myself from news releases from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech over the period in question: (Credit: Kantar Worldpanel ComTech) While … Continue reading

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