Why I Am Fixated on Cost & Competitiveness

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t.alex
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Re: there are exceptions
t.alex   2/6/2013 7:01:01 PM
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Yes because its ecosystem is increasingly copied successfully by android.

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: there are exceptions
Bolaji Ojo   1/21/2013 10:59:41 PM
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T.Alex, The danger Apple faces today is the perception that it is no longer as innovative as it used to be. The expectations set for the company was so high it couldn't meet it!

t.alex
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Re: there are exceptions
t.alex   1/21/2013 8:31:54 PM
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It is rumoured that Apple is releasing cheaper iPhone soon. Perhaps cutting prices is the way to go if they don't have any new innovation that meets customer expectation. 

tirlapur
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Re: there are exceptions
tirlapur   1/20/2013 10:15:27 PM
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Your example with Apple is a good one. Apple moved in with significant brand and perfoirmance differentiation and everyone else had to scramble. Most weren't ready.

@ken, thanks for the post. Do you think Apple will be forced to cut the price of its products because it is facing immense competition from Android based smartphones especially Samsung ?


Ken Bradley
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Re: there are exceptions
Ken Bradley   1/18/2013 10:44:56 AM
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Your example with Apple is a good one. Apple moved in with significant brand and perfoirmance differentiation and everyone else had to scramble. Most weren't ready.

On the Boxee topic, it works very well. My DSL internet service that is about 5 years old gives excelent performence with the standard Boxee content offering. When I go to other content providers through Boxee the service suffers depending upon the providers server performance.

AzmatMalik
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Re: there are exceptions
AzmatMalik   1/17/2013 11:32:53 PM
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@t.alex: yes there are exceptions to all rules; but in general they are not exceptions but just a scale-deimnsion difference. apple is now reaching the point (as evidenced by the significant drop in stock price in recent months) where the novelty of the initial (and subsequent) iPhones is beginning to wear out, and competition is getting there.

another point to keep in mind: what is price for one is cost for the next. the cost of an iphone is the aggregate of the prices paid by apple for the various parts and services (incl OH), the price is what apple charges me. my cost of the iphone ......

 

t.alex
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there are exceptions
t.alex   1/17/2013 8:36:52 PM
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I remember when iPhone was first introduced few years back, the phone market was much crowded. Apple still charge premium price for the phone and people still flocked into it. 

Back to the Boxee, does it have equally good quality as traditional subscription? Does internet speed affect ?

 



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