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Apple Watch Apps

April 21, 2015

The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls. Frankly speaking no one really needs an Apple Watch, or any kind of smart watch, since there is not much to do with them beyond  activity tracking and replicating the alerts you already get on your smartphone. However, that is not […]

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Apple Watch will be Apples first Disruptive Innovation Since the iPad

February 28, 2015

The Apple Watch made its fashion editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China’s November 2014 issue, featuring supermodel Liu Wen. Now in the March issue of Vogue´s American edition, the device will get a 12 page advertisement mainly based on images. As if we had not known so before, this ad placement confirms that […]

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Apple-IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups

July 31, 2014

There is a good deal of hubris in the way IBM has been talking about its new relationship with Apple. The alliance will no doubt warrant a mention in today’s Apple earnings call, which is expected to show strong results for the device to services giant. But this partnership looks vulnerable from the start. In […]

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Apple is planning to launch a Smart Home platform at WWDC

May 27, 2014

Apple has been making ground-breaking changes in our lives by creating products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. According to Ingram (2014), iPhone can be considered as ‘a kind of centralized remote control for a wide range of devices, from televisions and stereo systems to intelligent light bulbs and thermostats’. As reported on Monday […]

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Why Apple may buy Beats

May 14, 2014

Apple may soon acquire Beats Electronics, one of the leading producers of headphones, in a deal which could be valued at as much as 3.2 billion USD, according to various reports by the media. If the deal goes ahead it will be the largest acquisition ever made by Apple. In September last year, Carlyle Group […]

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30th Anniversary of Apples Macintosh launch

January 24, 2014

In the beginning there was International Business Machines (IBM) and they dominated a business they had practically invented themselves in the 1950s. For them computing was all about corporate mainframes, data and text based terminals. Then thirty years ago today, on January 24, 1984, Apple launched an innovative machine that would revolutionise computing. Two days […]

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The S-curve for Apple is flattening

January 25, 2013

This week, Stuart Jeffrey, an analyst with Nomura Securities, was quoted by Wall Street Journal as saying “The s-curve for Apple is coming to the flattening part. How do you tackle it?”. This blog post is about what it means when the s-curve flattens, and what can be done about it. The second coming of […]

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Corporate Innovation talk at the SLOW Lounge, Sandton, Johannesburg

September 12, 2012

On Tuesday the 11th September Jorgen Eriksson, Bearing Consulting’s Managing Partner, gave a talk on Corporate Innovation at the SLOW Lounge in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. The talk was mainly attended by the SLOW Lounge’s members, most of whom are founders of start-up firms, many in the technology sector. The main point that I took […]

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Putting a dent in the universe and the art of selling dreams

August 17, 2012

Apple would probably not be Apple without Steve Jobs. I began my series on business leaders and entrepreneurs last week with the notion that a company’s HR efforts should be performed to ensure the  flow and thus create a culture that enhances the success of the business idea. Apple, which Steve Jobs personified, is in […]

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