Lumia 530 – Strengthens Microsoft’s Entry-Tier Strategy

Microsoft yesterday announced a solid Q2 2014 quarter and as a phone hardware manufacturer sold more than 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in period of…

Flight MH17: Sanctions impacts on Russia and the wider business environment

The horrific news last week of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine served to highlight how the world can be drawn…

Microsoft and Nokia: Making a Square Peg Fit a Round Hole

In a few weeks I will get together with the former members of the Nokia UK running club. We meet up every year at an evening 10km race. After the…

Microsoft : Mobile First, Nokia Last

Microsoft today sent some shockwaves down the tech industry announcing restructuring program which could eliminate more than 18,000 positions over a…

AND THE WINNER IS?

Every four years Latam thrives on football feast. For Latam, this event is far more important than the Olympics or any other worldwide sport event.…

Amazon fire PHONE : All Smoke, No Fire?

Business Models. Ecosystems & Amazon We have talked  about how important is a robust sustainable business model to excel in this current mobile…

Nokia HERE Acquires Medio : Could Become IBM Of The Mobile Data Analytics World

An eventful couple of months for Nokia's HERE business unit as it blossomed into a more independent unit after the parent Nokia's move to become more…

Apple, Samsung & The Great Cluster

A lot has happened since the advent of iPhone in 2007, birth of long tail of startup brands in smartphone space to end of an era for the then market…

WWDC 2014: Apple Aims For Premium Cloud Services & Experiences

Apple hosted its 25th annual Worldwide Developer Conference unveiling the forward looking developments of the Apple's proprietary platforms OS X and…

Apple Should Buy Broadcom’s Cellular Baseband Business

Broadcom this week announced its intentions to explore options to either sell-off or shutdown its cellular baseband business. The key reasons being a…

Long-Term Play Beckons as Samsung Unveils World’s First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung today announced world's first Tizen OS powered smartphone, Samsung Z after long iterations.  While this move from Samsung might not be…

Nokia HERE Acquires Desti : Unlocks The ‘Contextual Search Engine’ Badge

We recently discussed about how companies need to become more horizontal and deepen its understanding about their customers and consumers to excel in…

WeChat Is Leapfrogging Amazon With A Richer Mobile-Social-Commerce Strategy

We are in a mobile personal computing era living in a mobile-centric real-time social way. Consumers are moving quickly from fixed, shared computers…

2020 & Beyond: When Big Data Will Become Big Information

We are at a stage in our technology industry and in our lives where we are witnessing growth beyond mobile phones. Everything today wants to become…

Apple’s Beats Will Sound Much Better

At this point, Apple reportedly acquiring 'Beats' for $3+ Billion will have noteworthy implications on the mobile & internet industry. This deal…

LG: Q1 2014 : LTE Smartphones now 40% of Total Smartphone Shipments

Our preliminary analysis for the Q1 2014 handset and smartphone landscape was published last week and the Korean vendor LG remained the fourth…

Ecosystem Wars: Content is King, Video is Emperor & Installed Base is Kingdom

Content is King & Video is The Emperor I believe we all agree that even in this digital era, content is king*. However, video is the emperor…

Q1 2014: Apple’s iPhone Mania Steadily Spreading Internationally

Apple announced its Jan-Mar quarter results for 2014 and while the results beat street expectations were inline with Counterpoint Research's…