Microsoft has been a hub of activity of late, the majority of which has been in areas where the company should already have an established presence. This begs the question; can Microsoft play catch up in these markets? Log onto:http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/28/microsofts-infinite-answer/ to read more about this.
The proposed split of phone operator Research in Motion (RIM) and HTC’s Brazil pulls out leaves the consumer with a sense of Deja vu. log onto:http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/28/deja-vu-rim-mulls-splitting-company-htc-pulls-ends-south-american-samba/ to read more about this.
It’s been an eventful period at Twitter, where in the space of a year it has survived internal strife and external threats. To find out more log onto my blog:http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/27/twitters-quiet-reinvention/
Facebook is improving its photo service. Log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/25/facebooks-purchase/ to find out more.
The announcement of the impending multi million dollar purchase of Israeli startup company Face.com by Facebook, is a clear indication that the American social media giant is serious about its intentions to improve its mobile functionality. Log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/25/facebooks-latest-purchases-face-com-instagram-jeapodize-company/ to find out more.
Will internet security be the next biggest challenge facing social media? log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/25/security-big-issue-facing-social-networks/ to find read more on this issue.
While Google and Apple forge ahead and dominate in the technology world, two former giants are in a downward spiral and their survival will depend on how they square up against the modern day market leaders. Log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/23/rim-nokia-compete-apple-google/ to find out more.
News that the founder of Lenovo, the world’s second biggest PC producing company, Liu Chuanzhi will be stepping down as president of parent company Legend Holdings has been met with surprise with a number of people asking if the new leadership has what it takes to drive the company forward. Log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/23/lenovo-leadership-live-expectations/ to find out more.
Airtime, the new video social media app that works off Facebook was launched this week by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning; who previously founded Napster, the first music sharing website and in the case of Sean Parker, was a co-founder of Spotify and an early employee of Facebook. Log onto my blog to find out more: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/21/airtime-launched-early/
Activison Blizzard, the multibillion dollar games developer behind a whole host of successful games including the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero series, World of Warcraft, the Marvel series and many more has finally announced that its looking to enter the rapid growing mobile gaming market. Log onto my blog: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/21/activison-blizzards-innovative-plan-mobile/ to find out more.
For most people 802.11ac is just a random group of numbers and letters but thanks to it, the possibilities of what can be done online have just become a whole lot greater. Log onto: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/20/wi-fis-big-leap-revolutionise-web/
Amazon is looking at breaking into the Chinese market. But can it succeed? See my blog for more on this: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/20/amazon-succeed-china/
Outside North and South America, América Móvil is a name that many won’t be familiar with but that’s about to change. See my blog for more on this: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/19/america-movils-european-expansion/
Applications or apps for short – whether they are for cell phones, smartphones or tablets have never been more popular; with even President Obama ordering government agencies to start developing them. With this popularity has come great wealth and Apple’s App Store alone generates $5.4m a day from the top 200 apps and has seen over 63,000 new apps added this year alone (according to market research firm Distimo), from developers looking to make it big and become the next Instagram or Rovio. With so many applications available; many developers are taking too many liberties and short cuts that could potentially develop into a multibillion dollar problem for both themselves and their consumers. Read my blog to find out more about this topic: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/19/apps-multibillion-dollar-time-bomb/
Is Microsoft’s proposed take over of Yammer a fruitless deal? Will it be beneficial to both parties? There are some concerns that Microsoft’s entry into the market is to late and is an admission that Microsoft is admitting to dropping the ball in the social media space. Be it late or not, Microsoft needs to conclude this deal. See my blog for background as to why: http://www.abhirdayaram.com/2012/06/19/microsofts-late-acquisition-yammer-fruitless-purchase/