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Facebook’s FreeBasics Fails At Basics

In the 'internet advertising' business model driven world, it's all about controlling the web traffic and having access to billions of user base. Google with its lion share of search engine traffic market and smartphone market (w/ Android) - both almost 80% is the...

Apple’s 2015 Performance In Five Charts

Apple had a phenomenal 2015 as it clocked US$235 Billion in revenues up from US$200 Billion in 2014. Apple's cash on hand has also grown from US$178 Billion to US$216 Billion in just four quarters. We analyze Apple's performance for the full year in five charts:...

Will Unlocking Phones Drive the Latin America Market in 2016?

A week before Christmas, Claro Argentina announced that it would start selling only unlocked mobile devices.  This is the first operator in Argentina to do so, but not in Latin America. Chile, Colombia, and Peru’s operators have been selling only unlocked devices for...

OS Wars: 2016

MSFT is at a crossroads.  Windows Phone market share remains insignificant.  At the time of the Nokia acquisition, the company believed it could sway developers over to the WP camp en masse once the company & OS gained some momentum.  This, in theory, was...

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