Archive for January, 2015

Enel si-a facut sectiune de ecommerce

Cred ca e o premiera, pe siteul corporate Enel.ro a aparut o sectiune Webshop operata in parteneriat cu eMag.

Produsele sunt targetate pe specificul businessului Enel, televizoare cu un consum redus, becuri si electrocasnice.

Sunt curios ce vanzari poate genera o astfel de sectiune si daca eMag plateste comision la vanzare.

Content is the king, again

Mashable, a decade-old site focused on technology, entertainment and business news, will receive $17 million in a funding round led by Time Warner Investments, the investment arm of Time Warner Inc. Business Insider, which was founded in 2007, will receive $25 million from a group of investors led by a unit of German media conglomerate Axel Springer SE that also includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos .

“We firmly believe that journalism has a bright future in the digital space and that the business model will grow,” said Andreas Wiele, Axel Springer’s president of marketing and classified ad models, who will join Business Insider’s board.

In the past six months, venture capitalists have pumped money into online media, including a $50 million investment in BuzzFeed, $500 million investment in Vice Media Inc. and $46.8 million investment in Vox Media. The investments valued BuzzFeed at $850 million, Vice at $2.5 billion and Vox at $380 million. Officials at Mashable, Business Insider, Axel Springer and Time Warner Investments declined to discuss valuations for the new investments.

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Rezultate Apple Q4 2014

Venituri: $74.6 miliarde, in crestere de la $57.6 miliarde in Q4 2013.

Profit: $18.0 miliarde, 38% crestere fata de cele $13.1 miliarde din ultimul trimestru al lui 2013.

74.5 milioane iPhones-uri vandute, 46% cresterea fata de anul precedent. Asta inseamna 34,000 unitati vandute pe ora.

$50 in plus adaugati la pretul mediu de vanzare al iPhone-urilor, adica de la $637 la $687.

$16.1 miliarde venituri doar din China, crestere de 70%. China vinde acum cam cat toata Europa la un loc.

39.9% margine, in crestere de la 37.9%.

21.4 milioane iPad-uri vandute, in scadere cu 18% (era de asteptat ca procentul de inlocuire al iPad-ului sa fie mult mai mic decat cel de la iPhone).

5.5 milioane de Mac-uri vandute, in crestere cu 14%.

$178 miliarde in cash.

Apple in Q4: not bad :)

In loc de cifre va pun aici cele mai interesante tweet-uri, dupa parerea mea, desigur, despre rezultatele Apple pe Q4 (voi posta separat cifrele):

Imitation Game

Un film de vazut! Cu link catre pagina Wikipedia despre Alan Turing, de citit inainte de a merge la film.

Doua despre Apple

1. Pentru Q4 2014:

To put these numbers in context, analysts estimate Google did $66.4 billion in revenue for all of 2014. Apple is going to generate more revenue in a three-month period than Google did all year.

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2. Din trimestrul 3 2011 Samsung este cel mai mare producator de smartphone-uri, daca insa vanzarile din Q4 se vor confirma, Apple poate redeveni numarul 1 pentru prima oara dupa aproape 4 ani.

Enter Apple’s new bigger-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which went on sale in September. Analysts polled by Fortune forecast that Apple sold 66.5 million iPhones in the quarter ended Dec. 27, up 30% from a year earlier. Some analysts expect iPhone sales to eclipse 70 million units in the quarter.

“It’s going to be closer than it’s ever been since Samsung took the lead,” said Chris Jones

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Premiera, Antena1.ro peste Stirileprotv.ro

Doua premiere pentru ziua de duminica:

1. Cu 704,127 unici, siteul A1.ro a fost, pentru prima oara, cel mai vizitat site din .ro
2. Fiind primul –> A1.ro a depasit toate celelalte siteuri, inclusiv Stirileprotv.ro, situat pe pozitia a doua cu 675,850 unici

‘We Were Arrogant’

SPIEGEL: In May, your internal innovation report was leaked along with its harsh conclusion that the New York Times’ “journalistic advantage” is shrinking. Did you underestimate your new digital competitors?

Baquet: Yes, I think we did. We assumed wrongly that these new competitors, whether it was BuzzFeed or others, were doing so well just because they were doing something journalistically that we chose not to do. We were arrogant, to be honest. We looked down on those new competitors, and I think we’ve come to realize that was wrong. They understood before we did how to make their stories available to people who are interested in them. We were too slow to do it.

Interviu cu Dean Baquet, New York Times Editor in Spiegel.

Cand Apple il bate pe Chuck Norris

Deocamdata doar in SUA:

Put another way, in 2014 iOS app developers earned more than Hollywood did from box office in the US.

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Google devine MVNO

Stirea noptii, Google va deveni un MVNO si va vinde servicii de internet wireless pentru Sprint (numarul 3 in SUA) si T-Mobile (numarul 4)

Definitie:

A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), or mobile other licensed operator (MOLO) is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which the MVNO provides services to its customers. An MVNO enters into a business agreement with a mobile network operator to obtain bulk access to network services at wholesale rates, then sets retail prices independently. An MVNO may use its own customer service, billing support systems, marketing and sales personnel or it may employ the services of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE).[1]

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In general dealurile MVNO sunt businessurile cu margine mare pentru operator care vand excesul de banda si atrag clienti fara sa aiba costuri de marketing ce revin in intregime operatorului de retea virtuala. Cum Google are “exces de marketing”, miscarea pare logica, mai ales dupa investitiile in sateliti, baloane, drone sau fibra, destul de costisitoare.

Pare logica = a abandonat Google planurile/gandurile de a deveni un full ISP pe piata americana? Capex prea mare? Concurenta puternica? Low disruptive level solutions? Toate la un loc?

Later edit: Dupa experienta Motorola/Nexus e de vazut cum va gestiona Google relatia cu end userul caruia trebuie sa-i vanda acest serviciu. Oricat de automatizat va fi procesul partea de cs e f importanta.