How can Apple improve in 2016?

Hi!(2018) My son has a iPhone 6 with a bad battery one where the home button playing it's own game (I.e locking the phone). We bought a new one (IPhone 8) but I thought Apple could have an interest to learn something from this phone (now in the

Why is Apple discontinuing the iPad 4 but continuing to ship the iPad 2?

Imho the most important point is still missing: with the iPad 2 only being 100 dollar cheaper in comparism with iPad Air, you teach the consumer to take the newer, more expensive product. Would this be an iPad 4 the consumer would easily take the 100-dollar-less version. Now you'll compare iPad 2 and 5 and

What are some of Apple's greatest successes?

They showed the technology world that if you made products with style, elegance and functional clarity, people would line up and pay good money.I shudder to think how ugly our world would have been had Apple not shown that a race to the bottom is not the only way to market.

Is Apple becoming like Google faster, or is Google becoming like Apple faster?

The possibility of Apple becoming like Google is very rare. Apple always focus on giving end to end service. They have a strong linkage between their hardware and their software. Its almost impossible to sepearte these two components from each other. Its like a body and soul relationship. On the other hand, Google is more of a software

How big a threat is an Apple car to Tesla?

We don't really know much about the Apple Car yet, except for speculation. However, all indicators point to a non-traditional entry into the auto market. As such, the Apple Car will pose no measurable threat to Tesla, at least in the short term.Let's look at Tesla: except for the lack of a dealership network,

What are some underhanded business tactics do you employ everyday?

None!Why?There is a fine line between right and wrong, many people believe they have to do illegal things to succeed, what they don't realize, is that if they only used the same intelligence and effort to achieve good things, then they would succeed far beyond their

Why isn't there a broadband service company which provides only broadband and nothing else?

There are companies that only offer broadband. Checkout http://www.highspeedinternet.com to browser providers.However, it's also beneficial to customers to get more services with broadband. Why just have internet access when you can also get TV or phone? It's convenience

Why is Tesla still not a profitable business?

Tesla is not profitable because they spend more money then they take in.Thats the answer but look at it this way. The new VW Golf cost 1.2 billion to develop. The BMW 7 series took 800 million to develop. I do not know how much it cost but for my thought

Why will Google not buy Apple by 2023?

Theoretically, Google can buy Apple or Amazon or any other big company. The main question will be the reason - why should it?Google is growing nicely with its core business and it currently pays apple to be present as a search on it

In what chronological order following companies will cease to exist - Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon?

The first one is an easy one.Yahoo. Today, Yahoo is worth less than nothing (The market value of the company is lower than its assets), and more importantly, it has no strategy at all. Read Yahoo core business now worth less than nothingAfter that,

Why don't Apple, Microsoft, and Google reinvest their cash?

They do. Their organization have already grown to a size that the size itself is becoming the bottleneck. You can see all these companies have failed projects, why? It is because the teams are too big to manage. It is easy to start a new project, the hard thing is to ensure

How does Apple negotiate when it buys companies?

"In the end, Apple gets what Apple wants."I found this question rather interesting and decided to put some time into researching it. The easiest answer would have been "they talk." But thats a drastic over-simplification and frankly an easy way out. Plus, its 4:30 AM on the East Coast, I

Will Tesla Motors pivot?

Yes. So far, Tesla has announced two major pivots which will take place on the near future.The first pivot is a change in market. In fact, since its founding, Tesla has anticipated that it would one day seek a fundamentally different customer than the one its current models

What's been the worst tech acquisition over the past three years, as of 2016?

Just looking at two big deals of 2015, there are two I hate:Microsoft acquiring SunriseYahoo acquiring PolyvoreTo be fair, the acquisition of Sunrise is purely personal. I'm a huge fan of Sunrise's calendar (well, I was), and then Microsoft

If Apple is really building an electric car, what does this mean for Tesla? Is Apple's product quality likely to be dramatically superior, and is there room in the market for both Tesla and Apple?

Apple currently is one of the most successful and respectful companies in the world. Its interest in building an electric car is sending a strong signal that EV market is real and with huge opportunity. This is a good thing for the overall EV market.The

How innovative is IBM?

Our response to this question comes from an IBM Security perspective, since we're most knowledgeable about IBM's capabilities in that space.Recent Examples of IBM Security InnovationThe short answer to this question is that IBM is extremely innovative, particularly from a technological perspective. Here are

What are some underhanded business tactics do you employ everyday?

None!Why?There is a fine line between right and wrong, many people believe they have to do illegal things to succeed, what they don't realize, is that if they only used the same intelligence and effort to achieve good things, then they would succeed far beyond their

Is Bing profitable for Microsoft?

Yes. Based on Microsoft's earnings statement in October 2015, Bing is profitable. Search advertising revenue was up 23 percent, driven by higher search volume and higher revenue per search. On its earnings call, Microsoft said that Bing had made an operating profit, with quarterly revenue of more than $1 billion. This

Why doesn't Apple buy Foxconn?

Because then their products would be banned from sale in China. Xi Jinping has a strict protectionism policy. They do not allow US companies to come into China to make profits which benefit anyone other than China. Apple is the world's biggest company, and them using a Chinese company to manufacture in China is a

Have you ever beaten Apple, Google or Microsoft in business?

My startup actually beat both Apple and Microsoft in the same deal.In 1993, Motorola (then GI) was building the first digital set-top box. They wanted Apple or Microsoft to deliver the OS and GUI. When we approached GI, they saw what we had done on the Amiga (5M sold of our multimedia software) and they

Is Microsoft following the footsteps of Apple by being content and not improvising on its products, lacking innovation?

I don't know what makes you think that either Apple or Microsoft is lacking innovation.The processors in iPhone is two generations ahead than Andriod counterparts and they shrunken entire Xbox Kinect to a notch size in iPhone for Face ID. The latest iPad Pro has processors better than most desktops.Microsoft has made one of the

How big a threat is an Apple car to Tesla?

We don't really know much about the Apple Car yet, except for speculation. However, all indicators point to a non-traditional entry into the auto market. As such, the Apple Car will pose no measurable threat to Tesla, at least in the short term.Let's look at Tesla: except for the lack of a dealership network,

Is Skype profitable for Microsoft?

We don't know. Microsoft isn't saying. And there are too many unknowns to guess well. Skype has three large sources of revenue:Fees paid by consumers for services.Advertising to those consumers in apps and Skype web properties.Skype for Business telephone product sales, subscriptions, and services.We don't know if

Why did Microsoft buy Nokia instead of creating a new brand?

Because:It would take them a minimum of 10 years of Research and Development; and also brand building to be able to compete with the contemporary brands.Nokia's business was not in a good condition, to say the least. Which, of course has also led to the

How big a threat is an Apple car to Tesla?

We don't really know much about the Apple Car yet, except for speculation. However, all indicators point to a non-traditional entry into the auto market. As such, the Apple Car will pose no measurable threat to Tesla, at least in the short term.Let's look at Tesla: except for the lack of a dealership network,

Is Microsoft following the footsteps of Apple by being content and not improvising on its products, lacking innovation?

I don't know what makes you think that either Apple or Microsoft is lacking innovation.The processors in iPhone is two generations ahead than Andriod counterparts and they shrunken entire Xbox Kinect to a notch size in iPhone for Face ID. The latest iPad Pro has processors better than most desktops.Microsoft has made one of the

Have you ever beaten Apple, Google or Microsoft in business?

My startup actually beat both Apple and Microsoft in the same deal.In 1993, Motorola (then GI) was building the first digital set-top box. They wanted Apple or Microsoft to deliver the OS and GUI. When we approached GI, they saw what we had done on the Amiga (5M sold of our multimedia software) and they

What went wrong with LeEco (Mobile handset company) in India?

They were actually doing pretty good with Le 1s. But the Le 2 couldn't beat the Le 1s in sales due to a bad quality screen which flexed and tech reviewers on Youtube bashed them and that affected sales.But anyway, the reason they are not launching any new devices in

Is Skype profitable for Microsoft?

We don't know. Microsoft isn't saying. And there are too many unknowns to guess well. Skype has three large sources of revenue:Fees paid by consumers for services.Advertising to those consumers in apps and Skype web properties.Skype for Business telephone product sales, subscriptions, and services.We don't know if

How can Amazon become a better/bigger company?

IMHO Mr. Bezos could do Amazon a favor and quit showing up late to the party.  His Fire Phone was a day late (and a bitter fiasco) and the Cloud Storage offering for Kindle owners was way past its due date.  Unlimited storage for photos?  Now you tell me!  I'm

Why did Microsoft buy Nokia instead of creating a new brand?

Because:It would take them a minimum of 10 years of Research and Development; and also brand building to be able to compete with the contemporary brands.Nokia's business was not in a good condition, to say the least. Which, of course has also led to the

Is Microsoft following the footsteps of Apple by being content and not improvising on its products, lacking innovation?

I don't know what makes you think that either Apple or Microsoft is lacking innovation.The processors in iPhone is two generations ahead than Andriod counterparts and they shrunken entire Xbox Kinect to a notch size in iPhone for Face ID. The latest iPad Pro has processors better than most desktops.Microsoft has made one of the

Should Apple buy Disney?

My insight from my tenure as a VP in a F500 Tech Company is you need to understand if you want to be a conglomerate -- or not.Or put differently -- is your strategy one of Concentration, or Diversification?Diversification can work, especially once you get bigger.  See Samsung, HP, Cisco, IBM, perhaps Yahoo! in

What are the biggest mistakes one can make in managing a social media account?

Aside from hiring a self proclaimed "Guru" or "Expert" to build your followers? The biggest mistake in using social media is to use it as a direct marketing channel. Far too often I see businesses create a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter doing two very distinct things wrong. The first

Have you ever beaten Apple, Google or Microsoft in business?

My startup actually beat both Apple and Microsoft in the same deal.In 1993, Motorola (then GI) was building the first digital set-top box. They wanted Apple or Microsoft to deliver the OS and GUI. When we approached GI, they saw what we had done on the Amiga (5M sold of our multimedia software) and they

Is Skype profitable for Microsoft?

We don't know. Microsoft isn't saying. And there are too many unknowns to guess well. Skype has three large sources of revenue:Fees paid by consumers for services.Advertising to those consumers in apps and Skype web properties.Skype for Business telephone product sales, subscriptions, and services.We don't know if

Have you ever beaten Apple, Google or Microsoft in business?

My startup actually beat both Apple and Microsoft in the same deal.In 1993, Motorola (then GI) was building the first digital set-top box. They wanted Apple or Microsoft to deliver the OS and GUI. When we approached GI, they saw what we had done on the Amiga (5M sold of our multimedia software) and they

How do big companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple design their acquisition strategy for the companies they buy?

All they do is simple. Predict the Future.Their Acquisition was based simply on strong strategies based on future.Eg. Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp.Facebook found that, WhatsApp gained more poplar than fb.If they have let it just like that, Facebook would have faced

Is Microsoft following the footsteps of Apple by being content and not improvising on its products, lacking innovation?

I don't know what makes you think that either Apple or Microsoft is lacking innovation.The processors in iPhone is two generations ahead than Andriod counterparts and they shrunken entire Xbox Kinect to a notch size in iPhone for Face ID. The latest iPad Pro has processors better than most desktops.Microsoft has made one of the

Will the new all Electric Porsche Mission E give Tesla Cars a run for money?

Probably not!Top of the line Model S packs more power than 600 bhp. Inductive charging has it's cost and efficiency down sides which is why I believe Tesla in not down that route. If and when the technology makes sense, I'm sure Tesla will take that up and that