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Xanthe
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Thanks for the great post. I'm a big fan of your writing style. I will comeback and read all the other articles you posted

Jacob
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Jacob   2/16/2014 11:00:02 PM
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"i think the secret sauce to organizations like Google and Amazon that grow beyond thier roots is that they have a deeper identity than just "internet search engine" or "online book seller". "

Hailey, you are right. Brand value matters more and can catch the market without much effort.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   2/15/2014 1:35:51 PM
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@Jacob, i think the secret sauce to organizations like Google and Amazon that grow beyond thier roots is that they have a deeper identity than just "internet search engine" or "online book seller".  Google, probably, sees itself as "harnesser of the power of digital data" and Amazon sees itself as a digital marketplace, a one stop shop for modern life. I also think they they both see outside the box in terms of getting there. they aren't willing to stay on the normal path, but rather forge a new way to go forward.

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Re: Growth of Lenova
Jacob   2/13/2014 10:28:31 AM
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"Perhaps these technologies could be exploited for nefarious purposes - all I am saying is that I don't get the sense that the US government considers that to be a serious risk. I could be mistaken (or maybe they are!)."

Elderg, what I understood is US Military and defense sectors are using Motorola handset for various purpose like walky-talky, mobile communication and push to talk device.

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Re: Growth of Lenova
Jacob   2/13/2014 10:26:16 AM
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"Are the prominent Chinese manufacturing firms still making production on a low cost - Huawei, HTC, Lenovo and etc? What about sourcing for materials and manufacturing for others like IBM, Google, Apple? Would lowering cost of prodcution not possible for IBM and co?  May be cloud and data center are better options. What are your thoughts?"

wale, any doubt about that? Huawei have design and R&D centre across the globe to make use of best of the talence, but their major production facility is at China.

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nimantha.d   2/12/2014 4:00:30 AM
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@Wale: I think they should ban the Chinese copy manufacturing process. Its ruining the market and the brand as well. They sell using the same brand name for a lower cost but with no use at all other than the look.  

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Re: Growth of Lenova
Wale Bakare   2/11/2014 4:30:04 AM
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Are the prominent Chinese manufacturing firms still making production on a low cost - Huawei, HTC, Lenovo and etc? What about sourcing for materials and manufacturing for others like IBM, Google, Apple? Would lowering cost of prodcution not possible for IBM and co?

May be cloud and data center are better options. What are your thoughts?

 

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Re: Growth of Lenova
nimantha.d   2/11/2014 12:28:24 AM
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@eldredge: Why do you feel that there is a huge risk which is being ignored by the US government ? Any specific reason behind it ?      

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Re: Growth of Lenova
Jacob   2/10/2014 11:45:54 PM
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"Does that mean selling off hardware business as critical like the IBM x86 servers not profitable?"

Wale, Since Lenovo is a Chinese company they can make use of this low cost manpower. But it may be difficult for other companies IBM< Intel, Dell etc to grab this manpower at low cost.

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Eldredge   2/10/2014 7:00:23 PM
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@Jacob - Perhaps these technologies could be exploited for nefarious purposes - all I am saying is that I don't get the sense that the US government considers that to be a serious risk. I could be mistaken (or maybe they are!).

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