Google is certainly on a collision course with Apple. But we can just rejoice because it will open way to more innovations from both companies. Apple will have to offer its products with more competitive prices, as Google android phones (and future tablets) will certainly cost less than current iphones and ipads.
Google's potential purchase of Motorola Mobility is a great idea. This is going to help take some of Apple's monopoly power away. This will also serve cell phone customers better by allowing better phone choices with multiple carriers. Google's brand power should also help ease any concerns over Motorola having staying power. People will buy these products based on the Google name, just like they flock to anything that has an Apple on it.
"merely agreeing to be purchased by one of the more recognized names on the planet won't deliver Motorola Mobility from the crushing pressures of the competitive landscape."
I want to respond to this by stating that the purchase might be the boost MM needed to get out of the rut. Layering this new partnership on top of the excitement by googles" young audience might be the prescription that MM needs to snap out of its slump. I believe it is a win-win for MM and google.
I think this is a smart move on Google's part and a lifesaver for Motorola Mobility. As much as I love Apple's products, I don't love their approach to competition. Apple would love to have the monopoly on the market and continue to charge premiums for all its products. I hope that Google can be successful in this space and so they can keep Apple "honest" so to speak.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.