Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:57am
First Forstall with Apple, now Sinofsky with Microsoft. Its certainly interesting to speculate about what these moves really mean for each company.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:56am
A bit of a shock, but this is just another move to show its Tim Cook's Apple, not Steve Job's Apple.
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 2:19pm
I agree we need to give it a few years before we can call MS "Cool" and "Hip", but they are certainly making a real effort to bring consumer products that are unique to the market...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 2:11pm
"I've not been on a market share "kick" lately. And I'm not implying it's more important than other metrics." Really? You may want to have a conversation with the...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 10:26am
No, not an attack against Apple, but an attack against business sense. Paul has been on a market share kick recently, seemingly to claim its the most important metric. Its not. Its a nice to have,...
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:13pm
@slipslop I agree that most users don't care about these things. However, since this article is about market share and quarterly earnings, it appears to be directed towards the business side,...
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:34pm
"They're corporations, not people." Corporations are people my friend. Just a little post election humor ;) "Developers look at market share and usage share to determine which...
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:21am
This is another great example of why market share is not the best metric. By just about any measurement, Lenovo has 2-3 time the market share of Apple for computers, but Apple's profitability...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:10pm
I think we need to get Nate Silver to analyze all these "polls"!
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:01pm
Price points are critical in tablets, IDCs Ryan Reith noted. And Microsoft and its partners will have a tough time winning a share of consumer wallets with price points starting at $500. I would...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:56pm
I hear what you are saying about the potential for profitability to fall due to market share. But in the end, as long as Apple, or Samsung, or any company is able to maintain profitability while...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:39am
Thanks for posting that Paul. However, your review was on the product itself, and I don't recall you specifically calling those who waited in line at Microsoft stores last week suckers. You...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:29am
Market share is always nice to have, but it is not the most important metric for a company. Profitability is. Right now it looks like Samsung and Apple are profitable, other vendors appear to be...
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:07pm
So its fine for you to call people suckers, but "sour grapes" won't be tolerated? These comments were not pointless. They were questioning what you wrote. Why don't you address...
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:37pm
I think the Surface will do just fine over the next couple of year. However, I don't think it will impact ipad purchases that much. What I do think will happen is that people will be more...
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:39pm
I'm less concerned about how many unit that Amazon sold, and more concerned about their business model. The past few years have been about selling at or below cost in many areas. This is...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:48am
@slipslop Yes, 4x3 is not the ideal ratio to watch HD video. However, it is the better ratio for many other things, such a web, email, apps, etc. So if your main purpose is watching video, then an...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:50pm
Yes, Apple's product line is not a simple as it was in the past, but it should provide more choices for more consumers. The key point is it is not confusing for customer. I don't hear that...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:15pm
Yes, you most certainly have criticized MS in the past for their various SKUs and product versions. And you should be commended for that. Those versions were difficult to determine for most users,...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:25pm
I certainly get that having too many options can be overwhelming and counterproductive. But that is not the point I am making. What I am asking is why is having more choice for Apple a bad thing,...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:45am
@paul, I'm sure it was a typo, but its interesting that when these occur, they alway make Apple products look more expensive, which just happens to be the point you are trying to make. ;)...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:45am
1) "Wi-Fi-only model costing $339" Well actually it costs $329. This is not the first time you have made an error in the cost of Apple products. For some reason I never see these type of...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 2:35pm
@ModernDislocation I don't know. I keep seeing Paul writing about MARKETSHARE, not mindshare. If the problem is that the iphone has a disproportionate amount of mindshare, then people like Paul...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:14pm
@ModernDislocation 1) I want to hear it from Paul, its his article. 2) Your argument is pretty weak given the website we are on. If this was an article in the NYT or some other non-technical site...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:42am
Paul, You claim these devices are cheaper than the iphone5 which is absolutely true as you say. However, I must ask, why do you even bother to compare them to the iphone5? You seem to be...
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