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Ways Google Innovative Technologies Have Changed the World

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Google Innovation

How Google's Innovative Technologies Have Changed the World

The Google founders deliberately designed and continually fuel a corporate culture that puts innovation at the center, acting as a highly effective catalyst for creating new products and services. One of the foundational elements of their culture is the ule of 20%, which gives engineers the flexibility of spending up to 20% of their time on projects they are interested in transforming from concept to finished product (Laffey, 2007). Since instituting this program at the launch of the company, products and services generated from its successful use has delivered 56% of total revenues to Google on an annual basis (MIT Sloan eview, 2006). Google Docs, Gmail, personal search, Google+, Android operating systems, Goggles (visual search) and Latitude are all the result of the ule of 20% Program (Manyika, 2009). Taken together, Google's technologies have made a major impact on the…… [Read More]

References

Brown, A.S. (2011). Google's autonomous car applies lessons learned from driverless races. Mechanical Engineering, 133(2), 31-31.

Cho, K. (2009). Powering the Google engine: Innovation is key. Fountainebleau, France, Fountainebleau: INSEAD.

Deegan, M. (2008). New products from google aimed at sparking innovation. SNL Kagan Media & Communications Report,, n/a.

Gopalakrishnan, S., Kessler, E.H., & Scillitoe, J.L. (2010). Navigating the innovation landscape: Past research, present practice, and future trends. Organization Management Journal, 7(4), 262-277.
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Motorola Moto 360

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Motorola (Moto 360)

Introduction to company

Motorola is one telecommunications company that has always been a leader in the development and launching of trendsetting innovative products. Its rich history is characterized by numerous achievements as the pioneer of several technologies. While several corporations subscribe to the notion that churning out ideas is the instrumental factor in coming up with revolutionary products, Motorola has always focused on the big picture - the essence of their business (Strategic Direction, 2010).

For close to eight decades, the company has spearheaded several innovations in the field of telecommunications and as a result achieved great successes like their feat of being the company that made the equipment through which the first words from the moon were transmitted. It was also the leader of the cell phone revolution having developed DynaTac, the first cell phone that was handheld. Motorola is also credited for being the first…… [Read More]

References

Competitive Analysis of Motorola (2014) Retrieved from http://www.***.com/view.asp?id=161863

Georgieva, et. al. (2010).Motorola- Integrated Company Analysis. Retrieved from http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/kavajecz/10_Fall/Motorola_Report.pdf

GadgetzArena (2014). Motorola launched Moto 360 at IFA 2014. Retrieved from http://blog.gadgetzarena.com/news/motorola-launched-moto-360-ifa-2014/

Hyder, Z. Burrows, M. & MacKinnon, A. (2008). Strategic Report for Motorola, Inc. Retrieved from http://economics-files.pomona.edu/jlikens/SeniorSeminars/harknessconsulting2008/pdfs/Motorola.pdf
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Smart Phone Revolution and Its

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NFC is going to revolutionize the smartphone as an e-commerce platform.

Conclusion

The proliferation of smartphones continues to lead to exceptional growth of application development across all platforms, with Android being the clear leader in the last six months of development. The decision to make the platform and source code both open have contributed to Google quickly overtaking Apple and their iPhone OS operating system in terms of market share. It has also need to more phones and devices supporting Android than any other operating system today. The growing competitive threat to the Apple iPad is also attributable to the Android operating system gaining critical mass in this segment of the market as well. Finally, the collaboration applications on smartphones continue to redefine how businesses use these from an enterprise standpoint. Sales force automation, CM, and customer service have all been made more efficient due to smartphone applications. The dominance…… [Read More]

References

Anderson, T.. (2009, November). What You Need to Know About Smart Phones 2.0.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 63(11), 79.

Andrew Johnson. (2011, February). In Apple Mobile Pay Plans, a Possible Opening for

Banks. Cardline, 11(5), 2.
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Mobile Computing and Social Networks There Are

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Mobile Computing and Social Networks

There are many mobile apps in the market that have been designed to cater for various tasks and processes. Mobile apps were initially designed for gaming but improvements have been made to ensure that they can be used for business purposes. Applications have been designed to improve efficiency of mobile devices. Users have been able to make use of mobile phones to replace devices such as desktop computers and cameras.

Effectiveness and efficiency mobile-based applications

Technological advancements in the field of communication have undergone numerous changes over the decade. Mobile phones conventionally used for basic communication can now be used to conduct more features. The software being used in the mobile devises have enabled the devises to be used for more application than communication. The mobile devices being sold in the market are considered smart phones due to the array of applications that they can…… [Read More]

References

B'Far, R. (2004). Mobile computing principles: Designing and developing mobile applications with UML and XML. New York: Cambridge University Press

Bohner, B. (2009). Disaster Recovery -- Extra Considerations for Extra Technologies. System Inews, (360), 13.

Hernack, B. (2006). Improving Bluetooth Security: What IT Managers and Mobile Device Users Can Do. Information Systems Security, 15(4), 39-42.

Sarno, T. (2010). Choosing the right mobile platform. Apc, 30(9), 100.
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Mobile Marketing in Hotels in

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Analysis of the data was done by within-case and cross-case analysis with regard to the mobile marketing applications. Within-case analysis allows researcher to analyze the interview data from hotels against the previous research or literature, boiling down a large amount of data into readily digestible and easily understood segments. Afterwards cross-case analysis is implemented to compare all cases to each other in order to find common patterns or themes, which also makes it easier to conclude the research. In general, case study methodology requires multiple sources of data. In the case of this study, the observation of mobile application, Internet website and mobile website of interviewed hotels was central to the research. Some hotels also provided the author with some artifacts that are also considered as sources of data (such as a flier and chocolate bar which had Q code on them).

Conclusion

In this chapter, the author has mapped…… [Read More]

References

Android market: google maps with navigation. (2011). Retrieved from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en.

How top performers measure return on investment for mobile marketing. (2011, March). Gleansight Deep Drive, 1-3.

The future of social media for hotel marketing, travel and tourism 85. (2012). Retrieved from http://irclay.hubpages.com/hub/the-Future-of-Social-Media-for-Hotel-Marketing-Travel-and-Tourism.

Milano, R., Baggio, R., & Piattelli, R. (2011). The effects of online social media on tourism websites. In International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (pp. 1-12). Retrieved from www.iby.it/turismo/papers/baggio_socialmedia.pdf.
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SLP Apples' Products and Brands

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Marketing esearch: Products and Brands

In previous years, Apple Inc. has progressed from being an abstract participant in the computer market to a major player in the technology market. Through courageous advancement, they have developed items that have totally changed the technology market. As a result, their brand recognition has increased significantly, and they have added remarkably to their legion of dedicated supporters. The Apple Company is about design, their electronic items are fashionable, their advertising is trendy, their hardware and software are stylish, and like all factors fashionable, there is a substantial price tag. However, like all other factors of fashion, consumers are unpredictable and their tastes frequently change with the next big technology improvement. In addition, Apple company still dominates over every aspect of their item lines, this in previous times turned out to be a mistake that directed them to a specialized niche in the PC market.…… [Read More]

References

Bradley, T. (2013). Android Dominates Market Share, But Apple Makes all the Money. Forbes. Retrieved from: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2013/11/15/android-dominates-market-share-but-apple-makes-all-the-money/

Deidu, H. (2012). The Value of the OS X Monopoly. Asymco. Retrieved from:  http://www.asymco.com/2012/02/28/the-value-of-the-os-x-monopoly/ 

Linzmayer, O. (2004). Apple Confidential 2.0. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press

Satell, G. (2013). Why Apple's Future is Uncertain. Forbes. Retrieved from: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2013/04/24/why-apples-future-is-uncertain/
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Smart Phone Technology Has Been Continually Innovating

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smart phone technology has been continually innovating. This is because many of the applications are more user-friendly and can offer everyone something that is of interest to them. At the heart of these changes, is the battle that is occurring between Google and Apple. In case of the Google Android, there are more free applications and the device is incredibly popular. Evidence of this can be seen with the fact that the 64% of all new programs and applications are designed for the Android. While the Apple I Phone is accounting for just 27% of the total mobile applications that are developed. This is significant, in showing how the markets are shifting with new technology becoming more mobile. (Tongbo, 2012)

However, there are major security risks associated with using the either device. This is because the firewall and traditional protections on various applications are weaker. As a result, hackers have…… [Read More]

Reference

Tongbo, L. (2012). Attacks on Web View. CIS. Retrieved from:  http://www.cis.syr.edu/~wedu/Research/paper/webview_acsac2011.pdf
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Apple the Computer Company With Relation to

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Apple (the computer company) with relation to China. The paper will need to focus on the company's product development and supplier relations within the Chinese market.

Apple

"Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL; formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating system; the iTunes media browser; and the iLife and iork creativity and production suites. Apple is the world's third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia. Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977… Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012" (ikipedia: Apple Inc.)

The following essay describes Apple's relationship with China…… [Read More]

Wikipedia. Apple Inc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.

Rathee, J. (2012) Could Apple's China Love Affair Be Over? http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/could-apples-china-love-affair-be-over.html/
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Agreement the Last Time You

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(Pendola) ("Radio Shack") ("Radio Shack Profits from Mobiles")

This helped us to understand how everything works and it allowed us to see the benefits of the Android over competitors. For instance, the Radio Shack salesperson helped us to transfer the settings from our old phone over to the new one. This made it easier to customize the device and select applications that were the most beneficial to us. (Pendola) ("Radio Shack") ("Radio Shack Profits from Mobiles")

The criterion that was used to prove if one location was better than the other was based upon a number of factors. To include: the response time, product knowledge and ability to meet our needs. In the case of response time, Radio Shack was quicker in welcoming us to the location and helping to select the best phone. Moreover, they had superior product knowledge and the ability to meet our needs when it comes…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Evaluation Arguments, n.d.

"Radio Shack." Radio Shack, 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2013.

"Radio Shack Profits from Mobiles." CBS News, 2010. Web. 15 Mar. 2013.

Pendola, Rocco. "3 Reason for the Radio Shack." Seeking Alpha, 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2013.
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Technology and Theology

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Peter eyland's 2023 TED talk provides an intriguing perspective on the idea of a god and generates much controversy as a result of trying to change society's understanding of this concept. The power to create is indeed, an impressive feat, and it is only natural for humans to feel privileged because of coming to control this power. eyland's speech is referring to androids whom people are going to have difficulties differentiating from real humans in a few years time. hen regarding matters solely from the perspective provided by Ridley Scott's 2012 motion picture Prometheus, it would only be safe to say that the power to create provides one with the ability to relate to him or herself as being a god.

hile Darwinism seems to be a powerful idea, many people prefer to think of their background as having had a creator. One can almost say that people are 'programmed'…… [Read More]

Works cited:

Thomas, Isabel, "Cloning," (Raintree, 2012)

Dir. Scott Ridley. Prometheus. (20th Century Fox, 2012).
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Groupware Discuss the Present State

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Instead, by using this form of technology, persons across the world can be connected face-to-face. While it is true that we could meet via a group 'chat,' video conferencing allows the ease and subtleties of interpersonal dialogue. People are more easily able to establish warm and heartfelt connections with one another if they can see the person they are talking to, and they can also use body language, language inflections, and other ways to communicate their point. Of course, for people who are socially inhibited, video conferencing can be intimidating. But the advantage of being able to use visual aids such as PowerPoint and mimic the circumstances of a 'real world' meeting outweighs the disadvantages for most users.

In the future, the rise of mobile technology means that it is likely that groupware accessed via Apple and Android phones will make connecting via mobile technology a 24/7 part of the…… [Read More]

References

Coleman, D. (2005). Strategies for successful enterprise collaboration: Balancing people, process and technology. Akami. Retrieved from http://collaborate.com/sites/default/files/Akamaiwhite%20paper-Collaborationv3.7.pdf

Coursey, D. (2010, January 20). IBM intros Notes apps for BlackBerry, iPhone, Android. PC

World. Retrieved from  http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/333002/ibm_intros_notes_apps_blackberry_iphone_android/
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Input Output Devices Will You Be Using in

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input/output devices will you be using in the next one to three years as "computing" devices? Which features/components/form factors will be prominent? Why?

Which features/components/form factors will be important to you? Why? Which applications will you be using on these devices? How may these devices change your life in terms of benefits and risks? (Two pages)

A survey of experts identified five major themes that will carry forward through the next half century ("EEEE Spectrum," 2012). ncreased computation and bandwidth is the first of these themes ("EEEE Spectrum," 2012). This notion that there will be computation and bandwidth to burn means that the shift of computing power and network connectivity will move from one end of the spectrum to the other -- there will be utter and unimaginable abundance of computing and networking capacity ("EEEE Spectrum," 2012). Experts predict that people living in developed countries will have gigabit nternet access…… [Read More]

Ionescu, D. (2010, March 29). Geolocation 101: How it works, the apps, and your privacy. PC World. Retrieved http://www.pcworld.com/article/192803/geolocation_101_how_it_works_the_apps_and_your_privacy.html

Modern Technology Council (2012). Retrieved http://www.sacouncil.org / the-fear-of-technology-changing-the-workforce.htm

2. Using Google Docs is going to be a real time saver and one of the most convenient applications I have applied to my studies. I can see how creating a spreadsheet for assignments that is shared with others in the class could facilitate collaboration. Google Docs is great for sharing documents, but it can also be used for brainstorming and for piggy-backing on each other's ideas -- in real time. It is easy to envision times when I am away from my computer and I can just hop onto someone else's computer and pick up where I left off with Google Docs. Not having to manage a memory stick is a bonus, too. The capacity to retrieve and upload documents that are stored on my computer or on a memory stick is really helpful, and I can see where that capability will foster the movement of my documents from files on my computer or memory stick to the Google Doc environment.
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Google Introduction and Description of the Company

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Google

Introduction and Description of the Company

Organizational Structure

Industry Analysis

Value Proposition

Financial Performance

Figure 1.1 Revenue and Net Income Growth

TOS Strategies

BCG Matrix

Leadership

Alliances

Measures

Google is a highly successful Internet company that makes most of its money through online advertising. It has been able to achieve this success through a combination of leadership and culture. The company's many strengths are in general aligned with the opportunities that exist in the marketplace. As a result, Google has the opportunity to pursue most of its opportunities. The most recommended opportunity to pursue is to take the Android operating system and apply it to the PC industry. It is also recommended that Google addresses the threats that it faces in the political environment, both domestically and in China. It can do this by using its financial clout but also it will need to develop new capabilities in order…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Alexa.com (2012). Top sites. Alexa.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from  http://www.alexa.com/topsites 

Google Form 10-K for the year ended 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from  http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1288776/000119312512025336/d260164d10k.htm 

Google.com (2012). About Google. Google. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from  http://www.google.com/about/ 

Lee, M. (2012). Google gets some rare good news in China. Business Week. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-30/google-gets-some-rare-good-news-in-china
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Economic Analysis the First Apple

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However, by utilizing these tactics Apple has been able to build sales and revenue even in the face of rapidly-declining market share. The demand curve for Apple and Android are as follows. Note demand is still high for the iPhone in terms of number of customers, but it is losing ground to Android as the latter brings its average price down.

The future of the iPhone is a little bit less certain. The product has a much higher market share in wealthy markets than it does in emerging markets, because the company has focused more marketing and there is better capacity to purchase. However, the pace of innovation has slowed and as the industry matures Apple is also facing a situation where it must make a pricing decision again. The market is moving to oligopoly again, despite the persistent presence of Blackberry and Microsoft as bit players in the market.…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Beggs, J. (2013). Absolute and comparative advantage. About.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013 from http://economics.about.com/od/Gains-From-Trade/ss/Absolute-and-Comparative-Advantage.htm

Investopedia. (2013). Monopolistic competition. Investopedia. Retrieved April 23, 2013 from  http://www.investopedia.com/exam-guide/cfa-level-1/microeconomics/monopolistic-competition.asp 

Thierer, a. (2011). How iPhones and Android ushered in a smartphone pricing revolution. Forbes. Retrieved April 23, 2013 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamthierer/2011/07/10/how-iphones-and-androids-ushered-in-a-smartphone-pricing-revolution-2/
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Marketing Mixes Compared & Contrasted

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Marketing eport Summary & Approach

The author of this report has been asked to prepare a report central to some marketing concepts and questions. The first question asks the author to compare and contrast the promotional strategies that are used by two different companies for a similar product within the category that has been selected. The second question asks for there to be two recommendations via which the companies can use the marketing information to differentiate itself in the marketplace so as to gain an advantage over its competitors. There will be a rationale provided for those recommendations. The third question asks the author of this report to provide two uses for customer-oriented promotions that could assist a company in both the short- and long-term for the product group that has been selected. Fourth, there will be an analysis of the strategic manner in which a leading company in the…… [Read More]

References

BusinessWeek. (2015). Americans Should Buy U.S. Cars, Period - BusinessWeek. Businessweek.com. Retrieved 10 June 2015, from http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2009/02/americans_should_buy_us_cars_period.html

EERE. (2015). Clean Cities: Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards. Www1.eere.energy.gov. Retrieved 10 June 2015, from http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/alternative_fuel_market_projects.html

Hyundai. (2015). Retrieved 10 June 2015, from https://www.hyundaiusa.com/

Ingram, D. (2015). The Advantages of Advertising on the Internet. Small Business - Chron.com. Retrieved 10 June 2015, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/advantages-advertising-internet-4028.html
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Critically Assess Rationale Alliances Google Entered 10 Years

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Google Alliances

Google and Samsung

Google and Samsung have entered into a 10-year patent agreement to share in each other's patents via cross-licensing through what Samsung calls a broad range of technologies and business areas (Holly, 2014). The alliance between Google and Samsung for Android mobile devices has been described as something similar to the Microsoft-Intel alliance for indows personal computers and to be able to form the alliance it required Google to sell its Motorola Mobility business to Lenovo for $2.9bn, so that it will no longer be making Android handsets and will not be a direct competitor to Samsung in mobile devices (Gapper, 2014).

Samsung had previously been the shining star for Android-based devices. hen Google bought Motorola in May 2012, Eric Schmidt flew directly to Samsung's headquarters in South Korea to personally assure its executives that Motorola would not get special status in the Android ecosystem (Hiner,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Fontevecchia, A. (2014, March 25). Google Glass Ray-Bans? Partnership With Luxottica Makes Founder Del Vecchio $700M Richer. Retrieved from Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2014/03/25/google-glass-ray-bans-partnership-with-luxottica-makes-founder-del-vecchio-700m-richer/

Gapper, J. (2014, January 30). Is Google-Samsung becoming the new Microsoft-Intel? Retrieved from Financial Times: http://blogs.ft.com/businessblog/2014/01/is-google-samsung-becoming-the-new-microsoft-intel/

Hiner, J. (2014, March 14). Samsung and Android: The next Wintel or destined for divorce? Retrieved from ZD Net: http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-and-android-the-next-wintel-or-destined-for-divorce/

Holly, R. (2014, January 27). Google and Samsung shore up alliances with a 10-year patent agreement. Retrieved from Geek: http://www.geek.com/android/google-and-samsung-shore-up-alliances-with-a-10-year-patent-agreement-1583186/
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Palm Current Situation Palm Was

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The greater product focus will eliminate a key weakness of not being strong at any one market. Professionals and consumers have distinctly different needs, and Palm needs to figure out which of these it is more likely to meet and then pursue that to the detriment of the other. Pursuing both has left it vulnerable. The only real opportunity in smartphones is with innovation, as the market has tended to always reward the most technologically innovative firms. Thus, HP needs to focus on building the innovation level at Palm. This still subjects it to threat, especially in the direct competition with three very powerful entities. However, HP is accustomed to competing vigorously against firms the size of Microsoft, Google and Apple and succeeding, so Palm provides the company with just another opportunity to do this, and to do it with the benefits of the HP warchest and customer base.

orks…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Palm website. (2011). Retrieved January 29, 2011 from http://www.palm.com

Patel, N. (2010). HP says WebOS coming to slates and web-connected printers. Engadget. Retrieved January 29, 2011  http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/18/hp-says-webos-coming-to-slates-and-web-connected-printers/ 

Patterson, B. (2010). Palm exec promises 'future devices', 'new version' of WebOS. Yahoo News. Retrieved January 29, 2011 from http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/20100618/tc_ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc2715

QuickMBA (2010). Porter's generic strategies. QuickMBA.com Retrieved January 29, 2011 from  http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/generic.shtml
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Google Case Study Analysis

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Google Case Study Analysis

Google Inc. is one of the major internet companies worldwide. The multinational firm is predominantly involved in providing online advertising and search engine services. Other products and services provided by the firm include cloud computing services, enterprise services, mobile payment services, as well as consumer services and electronics. The provision of consumer electronics under the Nexus brand represents one of the firm's latest expansions of its product portfolio, largely seen as a move to reduce its reliance on online advertising revenue. With reference to the relevant tools and frameworks, this paper provides a strategic analysis of Google, particularly in relation to its consumer electronics segment. First, an analysis of the internal and external environment is provided. Next, attention is paid to the firm's current strategy diamond. Finally, strategic recommendations based on the analysis are provided.

Internal Environment

The VINE model provides an ideal framework for examining…… [Read More]

References

Alphabet Inc., 2015. Annual Report 2015. [online] Available at: [accessed 10 January 2017]

Barney, J., 1995. Looking inside for competitive advantage. The Academy of Management Executive, 9(4), pp. 49-61.

Carpenter, M. and Sanders, W., 2009. Strategic management: a dynamic perspective, concepts and cases. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Dobberstein, N., Narasimhan, S. and Aggarwal, S., 2013. Boosting telco's smartphone sales in developing markets. [online] Available at: [accessed 10 January 2017]
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Apple Is the Leading Innovator

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Nowhere is this gap more visible than in the field of mobile computing devices. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and HTC, among many others, are currently involved in a web of costly patent infringement suits. Perhaps it is time to examine whether computer software patents fulfill their intended purpose of promoting technological innovation and economic growth

Through its high-quality, no-cost Android OS, Google allowed mobile phone hardware manufacturers to make a number of different smartphone models at an affordable price. Unlike Apple's iPhone and RIM's lackberry line, which were up-market and targeted at specific segments, companies like Samsung and HTC, which did not have to recoup software development costs, offered smartphone models for the mid-market and even entry-level market.

The availability of so many different Anroid-based smartphones, one for each consumer segment, led to a very rapid and broad dissemination of smartphone devices in the mobile phone market. This dissemination familiarized…… [Read More]

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Market Patterns One Industry That Has Shifted

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Market Patterns

One industry that has shifted in the past few years in terms of its structure is the smartphone operating system market. A few years ago, most of the early smartphones were based around proprietary operating systems. Palm and Blackberry dominated the market. Apple joined the industry with the introduction of the iPhone, but more recently other firms have entered the market as well, including Google (Android), indows, Symbian and other systems. The market has moved from a stable oligopoly of four firms basically between two firms into a market that is much closer to monopolistic competition. However, there is the risk that as operating systems shake out, the market could return to an oligopoly of just three operating systems (est & Mace, 2007).

In the short-run, firms in this industry will seek to gain market share through differentiation. The products are slightly differentiated from each other -- they…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

West, J. & Mace, M. (2007). Appropriability, proximity, routines and innovation. Druid Summer Conference 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from http://www2.druid.dk/conferences/viewpaper.php?id=1675&cf=9%20{^

Seppala, (no date). Monopolistic competition. University of Illinois. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from  http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/~seppala/econ102/lect15.pdf 

Watkins, T. (no date). The transaction cost approach to the theory of the firm. San Jose University. Retrieved February 4, 2012  http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/coase.htm 

Blodget, H. (2011). Android is destroying everyone, especially RIM -- iPhone dead in water. Business Insider. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-04-02/tech/30089528_1_android-phones-google-s-android-smartphone-market
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Regulation of Mergers Government Regulation of Mergers

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egulation of Mergers

Government regulation of mergers and expansion in the smartphone operating systems market primarily protects consumers and encourages free market competition. There are antitrust laws that protect wireless consumers and promote competition against monopolistic practices.

Simply put government regulation is needed to allow more competitors to enter the market. Therefore offering consumers more innovative smartphone operating system choices and options.

Another advantage of regulation is to ensure pricing of products is not overly burdensome to consumers or generating an unreasonable profit for the corporations involved.

Mergers should not unfairly take advantage of consumers or force them to use their products or services due to dominating by monopolistic strategies.

Intervention of Government in Mergers

The rational of the Department of Justice overseeing regulations concerning mergers of corporations is to ensure free or open market competition (Stewart, 2011). This allows multiple software companies to develop new technological products that differentiate…… [Read More]

References

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Michaels, R.J. (2011). Transitions and strategies. South Western Cengage Learning.

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Google Business Models Google and Microsoft Are

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Google

Business Models

Google and Microsoft are competitors in two different businesses, search engines and mobile operating systems. Google is the industry leader in search engines, garnering massive amounts of traffic on its different sites. Google has a number of different search sites (maps, scholar, images, translate) that are in line with its mandate to make information more freely accessible. The company's Android mobile operating system has become a major product for the firm, spurring strong growth in the past few years. Android is licensed by OEM companies (smartphone and tablet makers) to use as an operating system. Much of Google's revenue comes from advertisement sales, which are based on search terms and customer information that has been gathered. The company holds a dominant position in this market.

Microsoft's main business is in the indows operating system and in the company's suite of software. These generate revenues both from OEM…… [Read More]

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Google and Innovation

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Google might be one of the most iconic and most cataclysmic company of the last fifteen years or so. Starting as a simple search engine, Google has been able to evolve more rapidly and with more success than any other company imaginable. When it comes to the future, one can only look at the history and background of Google to provide clues as to how the company is likely to evolve. This paper examines Google's fundamental strategy for growth which has been to earn, entice, expand and experiment (Faktor, 2013) and discusses how nearly every step and branch of their services, marketing efforts, and company organization falls under this greater umbrella.

Earning intensely has been one of the major elements that has long allowed Google to grow as rapidly as it has and to experiment in so many different markets. Google makes 95% of its profits simple from advertising (Faktor,…… [Read More]

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Davis, B. (2014, January 27). 12 inspiring marketing campaigns from Google. Retrieved from econsultancy.com:  https://econsultancy.com/blog/64204-12-inspiring-marketing-campaigns-from-google#i.1fs1j8810sbdp5 

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Security Reply 1 Security in

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eference

Zeltser, L. (September 2011). Social Networking Safety. OUCH! The Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter for Computer Users. etrieved September 18, 2011 from http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201109_en.pdf

eply 3:

The SpyEye Hacking Toolkit ingeniously is being promoted online as an Android application that will guard against exactly what it does, which is steal online logins and passwords. What makes this application so state-of-the-art and unique is that it uses an Android client application on smart phones and other devices running the operating system to transmit data to the command and control (C2) server. The hackers then have the ability to capture logins and passwords and without the user's knowledge, transmit them to the server completely independent of any action taken by the user (Keizer, 2011). While this threat is most predominant in Europe and Australia, the potential exists for it to become global in scope within days due to the pervasive distribution of Android…… [Read More]

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Keizer, G. (2011, September 13). SpyEye hacking kit adds Android infection to bag of tricks. Computerworld. Retrieved from: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219963/SpyEye_hacking_kit_adds_Android_infection_to_bag_of_tricks
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Apple International Corporate Exposure Management Project

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risk that Apple Inc. faces with respect to its international economic exposure. Apple designs its products in the United States, manufactures them in China and then sells them all over the world. In order to analyze this exposure, a number of steps will be undertaken. The first step will be to provide an overview of the business, what its foreign exchange exposure is, and how the company manages that foreign exchange rate risk. The subsequent sections will discuss the degree of exposure that the company has to other forms of international risk -- economic risk in particular. There will be an industry and company analysis to provide a framework for this discussion of risk. There is also going to be a discussion of how the company manages the different risks to which it is exposed, and what the analysts' views of this exposure are as well. The final component of…… [Read More]

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Google & Microsoft Google Is the Leading

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Google & Microsoft

Google is the leading search engine in the world, and has used the revenues from this position to both expand on its search capabilities and to enter new businesses as well. Google's main search engine is the world's most-visited website (Alexa.com, 2012). This brand has been expanded both geographically and across multiple product line extensions. The brand is the number one search engine in most major markets, the exception being China where cultural differences and legal troubles have allowed competitor Baidu to become market leader and the world's #5 website. (Li & omack, 2012). Product extensions include Maps, Translate, Scholar, Books, Images, Video and other similar search-related websites. Google also owns Blogger, one of the world's leading blog sites. Additionally, Google has enjoyed strong growth in recent years as the result of its Android mobile operating system. Android has become the world's largest mobile operating system, with…… [Read More]

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Google Is an Information Services Company That

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Google is an information services company that makes most of its money in online advertising. The company owns the world's #1 website by traffic (Google.com) and several other top websites in Blogspot and its nation-specific search sites (Google.de, etc.). Google has a number of different product/service offerings including online advertising, the Chrome web browser and the Android mobile operating system. Revenues last year were $37.9 billion and net income was $9.7 billion (MSN Moneycentral, 2012). Almost of all of this revenue came from online advertising (2011 Google Annual Report). The company's guiding philosophy is that it wants to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful (ojcicki, 2012). The company also leverages its focus on innovation to create new products. Even though Chrome and Android do not make money for the company, they are industry-leading products that contribute to advertising revenue streams.

Corporate-Level Strategy

Michael Porter outlined…… [Read More]

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Apple Google Analysis of Each Company Apple

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Apple, Google

Analysis of each company

Apple is a designer and marketer of consumer electronic devices and software. The company is also vertically integrated with respect to retailing, operating its own stores and functioning as one of the biggest online retailers in the world. Apple's primary products are the iPhone ($80.4 billion), iPad ($32.4 billion) and portable computers ($17.1 billion). Other billion-dollar products are desktop computers, iPod music players, iTunes, peripherals and software (Apple 2012 Annual Report). Apple's customers are primarily consumers who purchase through retail channels, either from Apple or authorized third party retailers. Customers also include small and medium-sized businesses, educational institutions and government. Geographically, Apple is geographically diversified. Leading regions are the Americas (36%), Europe (23.2%) and Asia-Pacific, ex-Japan (21.2%). Suppliers to Apple include manufacturers like Foxconn that assemble the products and the different component suppliers, of which they are dozens for any given device. Most suppliers…… [Read More]

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Economic for Business

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Economics for Business

The company that I am studying is Apple. The company is a designer and marketer of consumer electronics, specifically computers, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players and software. The company has experienced a strong run of great performance in recent years, but it has not always been that way for Apple. The company struggled considerably, especially in the 1990s, before breaking loose. The key thing about Apple is that it has always sought to differentiate itself. Over the course of the past ten years, we have seen most of Apple's former competitors in the personal computer space leave the industry. The reason is that the computer industry is moving towards the strategic hell of perfect competition.

Strategy Hell

The term strategic hell reflects the condition of perfect competition. In the real world outside of economics textbooks, few markets can be truly understood to be perfectly competitive. Perhaps a vegetable…… [Read More]

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Tablet Devices Replace the Latop

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It initially failed to attract the desired audience, but it is believed that the recent innovations of the re-launched tablet PC would ensure its success (Search Mobile Computing, 2010).

While Apple stated that they were the first creators of tablet computers, Microsoft comes to argue the same. Thorn Holwerda (2010) however states that neither of the two it monoliths were the creator of tablet PC. "Well, no. They're both wrong. oth Microsoft and Apple were late to the game when it comes to tablet computing, and so far, neither of the two companies have been able to popularize the paradigm in any meaningful way - but boy, did they try" (Holwerda, 2010).

In understanding the history of the tablet computer, it is first necessary to differentiate between the concept of the tablet computer and the resulting final product. The concept of the tablet computer was introduced by Alan Kay and…… [Read More]

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Company Apple Is a Personal Electronics Manufacturer

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Company

Apple is a personal electronics manufacturer and marketers. The company competes in personal computers, mp3 players, tablet computers, software and smartphones (Apple.com, 2011). Apple has improved revenues and profits rapidly of late (Apple, 2011). Apple is financially strong with a great balance sheet (MSN Moneycentral, 2011) and strong brand loyalty (ithers, 2008). The company's stock is currently trading at very high multiples because of its multi-year track record of hit product launches, its lack of slowdown during the recession and the company's continued ability to resonate with consumers. Apple's entrant into smartphones is the iPhone. Apple holds 25% share of the market, good for third place behind Android and Blackberry (Blodget, 2011). Apple just introduced its latest model smartphone, the iPhone 4.

Product Description

The iPhone 4 is the latest incarnation of Apple's iPhone line of smartphones. The smartphone market is divided by operating system, rather than device manufacturer.…… [Read More]

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Functions of Leadership Are Described

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Leading

The leadership style at McDonald's relies on the three legs of the stool. For the most part, the innovation and vision part of the leadership process is with McDonald's head office, while the more autocratic style comes through the suppliers and the owner/operators, whose job it is to undertake the actions that will allow the company to implement strategy. The company has its own leadership school that helps to ensure all senior managers -- and many lower-level managers as well -- are trained in the leadership functions. Thus, there is a high level of congruence between the leadership training that different McDonald's leaders receive. This allows for the managers to work together better, but it also facilitates management at McDonald's all adhering to the same culture, and the same values.

Controlling

McDonald's is a pioneer in control. The company believes strongly in measurement as a means of helping to…… [Read More]

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Apple

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Apple remains committed to its differentiated positioning, and that will inherently limit their share of the market.

Tablets are Apple's second-largest market. The iPad was launched in fiscal 2010 and in fiscal 2011 it enjoyed 311% growth. It has now begun to emerge as a substitute for personal computers, even in the corporate market (Etherington, 2012). This has helped to drive growth. The iPad has always been a differentiated product within this market, based on its rich features and high price point. As with smartphones, Apple faces competition primarily from Android for this business, with Blackberry and indows trailing. The tablet business has better low-end options than the smartphone business. For example, Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook are low-end tablets that evolved from e-readers and have taken a large share of the tablet market. Apple is also going to face increased competition from Microsoft in this market, as…… [Read More]

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Microsoft Bong and Google Using Thefour Ps

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Microsoft Bong and Google Using TheFour Ps of Marketing

Comparing Microsoft Bing and Google Using the Marketing Mix

Google's dominance of the search market globally continues despite the aggressive launch in 2009 of Bing, a new search engine, by Microsoft. To date, Google is still the most preferred search engine globally, with a commanding market share lead (Grensing-Pophal, 2012). Both of these search engines are financed through advertising revenues, with Google's AdWords being the most profitable online advertising platform globally today as well. Microsoft's Bing advertising strategies have gravitated towards paid search and more traditional forms of online business models (Grensing-Pophal, 2012). These have been somewhat successful in raising the profitability of the Online Division of Microsoft, known as one of the least profitable in the entire company (Vance, 2012). Google on the other hand continues to be one of the most consistently profitable businesses in the high technology sector,…… [Read More]

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Capital Project the Nexus Q Google's New

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Capital Project

The Nexus Q, Google's new media streamer, is failing to satisfy investors because it fails to incorporate Google TV, is limited to Google Play, while You Tube has all the necessary features has been let down with the Nexus Q, and it has no Android interface (Smith). The operating system has been buried under Google-owned apps. The device is lacking in features with an overbuilt operating system. With the device costing more to the consumer than competitive products, this will not sell well and could cause the company to develop a bad image. Competitor products include Apple TV, Roku, and other Internet friendly set up boxes.

To make this product more competitive and provide justification needed for the higher price to consumers, it needs to be upgraded to provide features compatible for Google TV, You Tube, and Android compatible features for users to be able to do more…… [Read More]

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Nokia Overview Current Data on Brand Performance

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Nokia: Overview

Current data on brand performance of Nokia

The Finnish mobile phone company Nokia once dominated its industry, but its market share has recently been experiencing a precipitous decline. "The year Apple launched the iPhone, 2007, was Nokia's best-ever year: it sold 436 million handsets -- nearly 40 per cent of the total purchased worldwide. (Its nearest competitor, Motorola, sold 164 million.) That year, Nokia made £6.7 billion in profit. Five years later, Nokia's share of the global handset market has almost halved, to just 23.8 per cent. Last year, Samsung sold more smartphones. So did Apple. In 2011 Nokia made a pre-tax loss of £1 billion. The company currently holds cash and liquid assets of just £4.7 billion" (Kirwan 2012). Thus, within the span of less than five years, Nokia has gone from industry leader to a company whose future existence is in doubt. Nokia is no longer…… [Read More]

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Retail Banking Service

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia

etail Banking Service

Premium Business Services

Wealth Management

Marketing Strategies at CBA

Suggestions

Competitor Analysis

National Australia Bank

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group

Western Pacific Bank

Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Mobile Application

One Stop Solution

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia:

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commonwealth Bank of Australia or CBA is one of the four large banks of Australia. The bank was established in 1911 as a government bank, since then, it has seen tremendous growth. Today, Commonwealth Bank of Australia is a multinational bank with operations across United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Fiji, New Zeeland and Asia. The bank got privatized in 1996, with issuances of shares worth 1.2 Billion USD in 1991, 1.7 Billion USD in 1993, and 5 Billion USD in 1996. As of January, 2008, Commonwealth Bank of Australia was the second largest Australian listed company…… [Read More]

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Pricing Strategies for Products

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Price Setting

Setting the right price is important for any product. There are many different approaches, based on the different variables that can be considered. For a new product in the marketplace, getting the price right is all the more difficult, because there is no prior data to help gauge the strength of the current brand, the price elasticity of demand or other factors that might come into play when pricing an established product. However, there is always an opportunity to adjust prices if the price of a good is not delivering the optimal financial results for the company. Thus, it requires management to have an understanding of pricing strategy in order to determine the most suitable price in the marketplace.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that price is one of the five Ps of marketing. Thus, the pricing strategy must be aligned with the other…… [Read More]

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Rur and AI More Human

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Kubrick himself suggested the baton be passed onto Spielberg due to that director's unique abilities.

The play was originally-based Brian Aldiss's short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long," on which a.I. is based, in 1983 (Corliss 1-3). In the Kubrick formulation, the world is a lot darker and Gigolo Joe is much more aggressive. According to Corliss in the "Joe was much more aggressive, more twisted." Here he is, in Spielberg's word, David's "scoutmaster." Spielberg did this to solve many of the problems Spielberg had with the text, Joe being one of the biggest problems. By softening things and making them more human and less dark, he provided solution to the problem (Ibid 1). The Flesh Fair and Rouge City are vintage Kubric and remained a part of the body of the work. Garish scenery completes this menagerie Spielberg identifies himself with the abandoned child (ibid 2).

It is the…… [Read More]

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Apple Has Designed a New

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There is a risk, however, that the company begins to lag the pace of technological change, and in such a situation would see reduced relevance in its industries. hat the PEST analysis shows is that in general the external environmental forces have either a favorable or neutral impact on Apple's operations. Traditional sources of external risk (political/legal) are minimal and the other key risk source (technological change) has traditionally been an area of strength for Apple. The trends for the future are positive, so Apple is likely to continue to succeed simply by staying the course.

In the external environment, a firm like Apple has innumerable opportunities. The ones most appealing are closely related to either Apple's technology or media properties. Extensions of Apple TV to compete with Netflix could be an opportunity. Video game consoles are a related business where Apple can succeed, just as rival Microsoft has. There…… [Read More]

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Google Strategy for Defense Google

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Noting some of the limitations of Microsoft's browser, Google set out to create its own browser that would not only outperform Internet Explorer but would also favor its own search engine (Martellaro). Google is in the process of expanding the Chrome brand into Chrome OS, an operating system designed to compete with Microsoft Windows but tailored towards the niche market of netbooks.

The most recent phase of Google's "moat" strategy is Google+, the company's new social media platform. Its direct competition is Facebook, a company whose product does not directly affect Google's search engine market but whose monopolistic hold on the social media sphere potentially cuts off Google from marketing and expansion opportunities. Google+ has a search engine-related feature that allows users to search shared content. It has been tremendously successful since its launch in June of this year; in the past five weeks, it has acquired over 10 million…… [Read More]

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Innovation Apple Has Managed to

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Such a strategy would also help the firm to address its weaknesses while acting on its strengths. Some of Apple's strengths include an innovative cast of executives and a well-known brand. Its weaknesses include significantly high R&D costs in comparison to those of competitors. Competition from makers of similar products is one of the main threats the company faces. In regard to opportunities, Apple could seek to take advantage of emerging markets to push up its sales figure.

Ratio Analysis

To further evaluate how successful Apple is, such ratios as the gross profit margin, inventory turnover, current ratio and return on equity can be taken into consideration.

Gross Profit Margin

Apple's gross profit margin can be computed by deducting C.O.G.S from the figure given for sales. The resulting figure in this case is then divided with the sales figure. Consider below.

2008 gross profit margin = 37.49B - 23.49B/37.49B =…… [Read More]

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Five Forces Model Analysis of the Smartphone

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Five Forces Model Analysis of the SmartPhone Market

The Five Forces Model (Porter, 2008) provides a useful framework for evaluating the dominant competitive forces that influence the size, direction and intensity of competition in a given industry. The Smartphone industry is analyzed in the Five Forces Analysis completed in this paper, and is shown in Figure 1.

Smartphone Five Forces Analysis

(Apple, Investor elations, 2012) (Bernoff, Li, 2008) (Lee, Kwak, Kim, Kim, 2009) (Porter, 2008)

What is immediately apparent from evaluating the role of Substitute Products, Bargaining Power of Suppliers, Bargaining Power of Buyers and New Market Entrants is the speed and breadth of innovation occurring in this industry. Social networking's pervasive adoption globally is also completely reordering the supply chain for smart phone components and assemblies, hastening product lifecycles in the process as well (Bernoff, Li, 2008). Apple's continual focus on innovation and the rapid product lifecycles they have…… [Read More]

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Lycan and Searle Lycan Searle

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ere illiam Lycan, a critic of Searle's standards, President of the orld's Congress, would the judgement be any different, however? Despite his critique of Searle, Lycan's stress upon biology suggests that an awareness of one's own mental state is a matter of the physical capacity of human, higher-order perceptions, which Andrew does not seem to possess either, as his physical neurology is not constantly altering like a human. Lycan's problem with the Turning Test is its reliance upon the perceptions of the testing. Lycan suggests that then like any other perceptual or quasi-perceptual faculty, the internal attention mechanism is a mechanism and can break down. (Lycan, 1999)

There are problems with the Turning test that these two scientists do not even arise, because they are more of law rather than of neurology -- for example, how can the individual consciousness of the tester be the final authority of personhood, a…… [Read More]

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Market Behavior One Industry That Has Seen

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Market Behavior

One industry that has seen a shift in the market model is the smartphone industry. During the mid-2000s, this industry was an oligopoly, populated basically by two firms that emerged from the old PDA market. Palm and RIM (Blackberry) operated as a duopoly, catering primarily to business customers with early smartphones. Apple joined the industry with the iPhone, and was quickly followed by a number of other players. The organization of the industry is somewhat unique, as some firms are vertically integrated providers with operating systems and hardware integrated (Blackberry, Apple) and other firms have a number of hardware manufacturers working in conjunction with operating systems makers. Thus in operating systems there remains almost an oligopoly with two or three major firms and a couple of other minor ones, whereas on the hardware side the industry is fully in a state of monopolistic competition.

Short Run and Long…… [Read More]

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Hog Harley Davidson Has Traditionally Targeted Middle-Aged

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HOG

Harley Davidson has traditionally targeted middle-aged white men. This target arises out of a couple of factors. The first is that most users do not rely on their Harley Davidson as their primary means of transport, so the purchase is discretionary. This skews the target demographic older because younger demographics do not have thousands of discretionary dollars to spend. The bikes are also priced at a premium, which further pushes them into an older target market. The image of freedom that the company projects is also symbolic -- Harley wants customers to reconnect with their youth now that their children have left the home, and to reconnect with the spirit of freedom in their lives.

The company has utilized both the cost element and the freedom element in its positioning strategy, but the product itself also reflects the positioning. Harley makes heavyweight and superheavyweight bikes, which inherently carry a…… [Read More]

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Apple Inc

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VINE Model for one of the largest IT corporations in the world -- Apple Inc. The paper starts with a brief introduction to the company; its history, products, scale of operations, and market standing; and proceeds by appraising its resources and capabilities using the five dimensions or tools of VINE Model, i.e. Value, arity, Inimitability, Non-Substitutability, and Exploitability. It concludes by summarizing the main ideas and findings from the discussion.

Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (Formerly Apple Computers) is an American multinational corporation engaged in the development, designing, and promotion of a variety of technological products, including personal computers, smart phones, software, web browser and networking solutions, music players, computer and cell phone accessories, etc. Apple Inc. was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and onald Wayne. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California and has 394 retail stores all over the world. It also operates through its online incarnation…… [Read More]

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Marketing Plan Dropbox

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Marketing Plan

Item Page

Product Description

Value proposition 3

Features and Benefits

Target market

Competitive Analysis

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Marketing objectives

Measures

Pricing strategy

Distribution strategy

Marketing promotion

The Budget

Sales Forecast

Table 5.1.2 Marketing Expense Budget

The founders of Dropbox Inc. have formulated this three-year marketing plan with an aim of securing additional funding for growth as well as to inform potential investors, as well as existing customers of not only the service's direction but also its current status. Initiated only six years ago, Dropbox has experienced significant growth, and available data shows that the target market of corporate customers and consumers (active) aged between 25 and 45 would want to not only get involved in the Dropbox digital world, but also be assured of the security of their stored files. In addition, the company plans to explore opportunities for Android and upcoming Mac versions. The marketing environment…… [Read More]

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M& a Examples in

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conditions is M&a activity more likely to create rather than destroy value? Use case examples and appropriate academic frameworks to support your answer.

Globalization & Merger and Acquisitions

M&A and Cultural Problems

The Multi-Cultural Organization

The Nokia-Microsoft Case

Microsoft changed Nokia Culture to Gain Value

Other Value Propositions that Microsoft Considered

Mergers and acquisitions have become an integral part of international business, companies, in an effort to expand their market, look to enter new markets through the strategy of mergers and acquisitions. Mergers and acquisitions are an important, fast and effective way to enter markets. This is also an effective business strategy to gain market share quickly and reduce competition by buying out rival companies if possible.

Merger and acquisitions also comes with their share of problems, especially problems that relate to functioning in an environment that is often alien to a company that leads the merger and acquisition. There…… [Read More]

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Supply Chain Management Over the

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At the same time, it will provide the various subcontractors with specifications on how they can create the different parts. Once this occurs, it means that the overall process has been shortened from design to product implementation.

Identify slack in the activities not on the project critical path.

The different slack activities that are not on the projects critical path include: circuit, battery, display, camera and user interface designs. The slack in this part of the structure is 1. At the same time, other areas that would fall into categories that are not on the critical path include: hardware research and prototype testing. The slack for these areas are: 9 and 6. When you put these different elements together, this highlights, how there could be a possible slack that will range from 1 to 9 days. This is important, because it is underscoring possible delays and challenges that could be…… [Read More]

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iPad 2 The Product Being

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The promotion budget remains high, however, and it is essential to maintain the promotions budget to defend the space, especially over the coming months when technologically superior rivals may finally enter the tablet space.

The iPad 2 has been given a premium price, consistent with Apple products. Competitors such as Samsung have chosen to meet Apple at this price rather than undercut. This brings the iPad 2 into direct competition with such products on the basis of features, something that at present favors the iPad 2. The price points are consistent globally, and are not expected to change until the next generation of iPad is introduced and the old devices need to be cleared from inventory. Apple typically does not discount its products while they are still current, and has no plans to change that policy for the iPad 2.

ith respect to place, distribution of the iPad 2 is…… [Read More]

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