Rumours continue to circulate about Apple building a car (now it’s all-electric and will hit the streets in 2020). There’s a Bloomberg report making this claim now. To back up the claim, some are pointing to Apple’s alleged poaching of people from of engineers from A123, a maker of large batteries, mainly for vehicles. Other stories claim Apple has been luring away engineers from Tesla, a relatively new electric car manufacturer. But are some reading too much into this?
Tablet sales globally fell in Q4 of 2014, for the first time since tablets hit the market. While Apple has been the one getting the most attention, this slowdown has affected all tablets on all platforms. There has been plenty of speculation as to why (mainly around the lack of “business” tablets), and a few have hit on what I think is the real reason.
I recent piece on Forbes puts forward a list of 10 myths about cloud computing. Most of them are quite sensible, but there is one that I have a bit of an issue with, because it is poorly justified and not properly explored. That issue is #6 on the list, on security.
A recent post on Barrons states that Apple tied with Samsung in the 4th quarter of 2014 (with about 75 million smartphones each). The problem? Apple may be actually be ahead, because Apple does “ship”. They “sell”.
A recent LinkedIn piece (from the CEO of a company with the “#1 product roadmap software”, not exactly a huge market) states that they will never hire another salesperson again. It is a bit of fluff, but I noticed a couple of things, one about the content, and one about the “ecosystem” around the article. Methinks the author doesn’t really know what a good sales team can do.
Okay, I’ve been away for a while. Some time has elapsed between my most recent post and the one before it (just after the iPhone announcement). I have a good excuse. Really I do.