Category: N. Venkat Venkatraman

B&N Investors Salivate Over Microsoft Nook Deal

May 10th, 2013 in 2013, E-Commerce Times, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Barnes & Noble investors reacted with pure unadulterated joy to the possibility that Microsoft is considering entering the e-book market and will acquire the company’s Nook unit for a whopping US$1 billion…

Expert quote:

“Microsoft is trying to explore every possible avenue to create the third mobile ecosystem around the Windows platform in phones and tablets. B&N needs to offload the Nook business as part of its restructuring.”

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Amazon Droops Following Profit-Light Q1 Report

April 26th, 2013 in 2013, E-Commerce Times, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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The market digested the earnings report Amazon released on Thursday, and toward the end of trading Friday it was clear investors were less than pleased, with the company’s stock down by about 6.5 percent…

Expert quote:

“The market is trying to make sense of the growth trajectories of technology companies in terms of top line and bottom line.”

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BlackBerry’s time may be ripe in iPhone battle

April 7th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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One-time smartphone rivals Apple and BlackBerry face crucial tests in the U.S. market this year, the former to maintain its mobile device edge, the latter merely to survive…

Expert quote:

“BlackBerry has one shot to become the third relevant OS (operating system) and so far, the signs are good. I see it less as a threat to Apple. Apple’s worst enemy is Apple itself. It needs a home run with 
iOS 7 and it cannot be incremental. I see the mobile OS wars very much alive with BlackBerry still struggling, but not quite dead. But, if enterprises do not adopt their devices (and OS) in significant numbers, it may be too late for it to survive.”

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Facebook seeks to reclaim edge with bold Home phone

April 5th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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It’s not the Facebook phone or operating system that some were anticipating…

Expert quote:

“Essentially, Facebook is betting that people might want their devices to be less about apps focused on tasks — email, photos, music — and more about people they want to connect with. Most analysts have missed the nuanced shift that Zuckerberg is unveiling. Most expected that there would be a revolutionary phone or new operating system. But I think this is a clever evolution that could position Facebook as a rule maker on the mobile Web.”

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Zuckerberg Lobbies to Become a Bigger Difference Maker

April 1st, 2013 in 2013, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

It appears Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is plunging into the controversial national debate on immigration reform…

Expert quote:

“I think Facebook — both individually and collectively, as part of other high-tech organizations — should take stands on what they believe. That could and would alienate some,” he acknowledged, “but that is part of the new world where your actions and beliefs cannot be kept secret.”

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Samsung makes smart call

March 14th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Samsung is expected to unveil its newest smartphone tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York, blocks from prime competitor Apple’s flagship store…

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Wall St. will keep close iWatch on Apple product

March 8th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Apple’s stock could get a needed boost later this year, when the company is expected to ride the wearable technology wave with the debut of a wristwatch aimed at tapping into the 
$6 billion smart watch market…

Expert quote:

“It is clear that Apple needs to create a new category and do it soon. A watch is easier to launch than a TV. It’s easier to produce since it is a variation on the iPod mini and the iPhone, and uses the same app structure and Siri plus Bluetooth integration. Moreover, it has global appeal and can rekindle Apple’s cool factor.”

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No longer unsung, Samsung turns up heat on Apple

February 20th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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The smartphone battle is set to go nuclear this year with Samsung planning an Apple-like unveiling of its Galaxy 4 phone next month, and its Cupertino, Calif.- based rival set to launch a cheaper iPhone this summer…

Expert quote:

“I think 2013 is a watershed year for Apple. Will it lose to Google-Samsung dominance … or will it show true innovation with the phone and its strong ecosystem?”

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Fatigued Users Fall Away From Facebook

February 6th, 2013 in 2013, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Tired of Facebook? You’re not alone…

Expert quote:

“It is inevitable that people will feel tired after an initial euphoria. Even if people spend less time but they find that time to be useful and valuable, Facebook can monetize it. Otherwise, it is a troubling sign.”

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The ‘Guru’ of Guru speak decodes 5 game-changing trends for t2

February 4th, 2013 in 2013, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Will BB10 be happy with fourth place?…

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