The iPad, or how to unlock your Internet data from the mobile operator

The iPad, or how to unlock your Internet data from the mobile operator Apple (not an operator) sells the device, the device is activated through iTunes. For the iPhone, Apple had added a revenue sharing proposition with the operator, and hence operator exclusivity was also part of the initial positioning. The first jailbreak (unlocking the iPhone) made this last part (with all its attached revenues!) fade away. What has Apple learned? That there’s no point in exclusivity deals any longer. So the new iPad will be unlocked. Yes, there is a deal with AT&T, but its just a deal about … Lire la suite

How to innovate with your business model ?

“Innovation is one of the least well-managed areas in most companies,” says David Midgley, a marketing professor at INSEAD and author of The Innovation Manual. “This leads to wasted resources and costly mistakes. It’s not the effort that companies put into innovation that decides success. Instead it is how firms go about doing innovation that separates leaders from the rest.” (…) To illustrate this idea, Midgley uses the example of the Apple iPod. (…) But, he says, that success is not because the iPod is an innovative product as there are many similar devices. The real point behind the iPod … Lire la suite