I have been quite busy over the last week so today’s post is more of a round-up of interesting articles.
I was reading Philip Elmer-DeWitt’s Apple 2.0 blog the other day and I feel he offered the best explanation to why Apple pulled the plug on Google maps. I think more interesting is Apple’s C-suite of old is more to blame than Apple’s C-Suite of new. Why didn’t this happen with iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 4G?
On another topic, we often talk about when markets switch from pure growth and shift to a mature marketplace that is zero-sum. This link, also from Apple 2.0, adds to the growing evidence that the smartphone marketplace is getting closer to becoming mature.
Staying on the Apple theme, here’s a solid argument to why iPhone 5 opening weekend wasn’t as soft as everyone thought.
The history of computing in fewer than ten slides? That’s a link checking out.
Campbell Soup’s CEO Denise Morrison has made digital media a top priority and Adam Kmiec, global head of digital marketing & social media at Campbell Soup Co., will get it done. Campbell Soup, “will become the most digitally fit [consumer packaged-goods] organization in the world,” says Mr. Kmiec.
I’m consistently following Yahoo and everyone is curious to see what Yahoo will become once its irons out its strategy. Now I wonder what acquisitions CEO Marissa Mayer will do with the Alibaba cash.
Finally, they may be the CEO but they are not very social; a great article from Harvard Business Review on why CEO’s don’t tweet.
Lot’s to think about today…
Associate Professor of Marketing
Stillman School of Business
Seton Hall University