On August 2, 2018, Apple became the world’s first public company worth more than $1 trillion. If anything, that abstract figure understates the company’s reach. Apple makes the first thing that hundreds of millions of people look at when they wake up. The company’s supply chain can extract trace amounts of rare-earth minerals from a mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, embed them in one of the planet’s most advanced computers, and deliver the whole thing to the steppes of Mongolia. And yet Apple’s rise is nothing more or less than the story of three interfaces: the Macintosh OS, the iPod click wheel, and the iPhone touchscreen. Everything else has been fighting about how the pie would be divided up among competitors and copycats. advertisement advertisement In the user-friendly world, interfaces make empires: IBM, with its punch-card mainframes, was an empire until the 1970s. Then came the graphical user interface, which transformed both … [Read more...] about Apple built a $1 trillion empire on two metaphors. One is breaking
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CNBC is predicting that Apple may top Microsoft as computing’s most valuable firm. But that kind of success might be self-defeating. advertisement advertisement As CNBC rightly acknowledges, Apple has a long way to go before it can dethrone Redmond, but estimates that the guard may change as sooner than anyone could have predicted just two years ago. While Windows still wins the marketshare battle with around 90% of all PCs, Apple’s annual revenue has more than doubled in the last four years, while Microsoft is growing more slowly. Thanks largely the the iPhone and iPod, Apple is selling more Macintoshes every quarter. But what is good for the brand and the company might end up being bad news for the customer. As TUAW says: “Using the example of Microsoft, getting too big too fast degrades your ability to offer quality service. It doesn’t mean that their products are horrible, it means that you have to bring in more people to fill the gap–people … [Read more...] about What Happens If Apple Grows Too Fast?
“Walk-in for Amazon” for the job title ‘Digital Content Associate,’ read a recruitment poster just outside Hayakawa Japanese Language school in Chennai. You could see similar posters in Max Mueller Bhavan (German Language Institute), including the one in Delhi, and probably across other foreign language institutions.Companies, it turns out, are now looking for talent that is not in just professional colleges and universities. They are hunting for talent and are willing to pay competitively for foreign language students as well.The recent recruitment drive conducted by Amazon is a case in point. At the Hayakawa Japanese Language school, Amazon was looking for Japanese language students who have completed their advance Japanese level (JLPT N3/N2). Previously, it was looking for people who had just completed a basic level (JLPT N5).Close The pay package the company was willing to offer ranged between Rs 5 lakh and above per annum for the former, and up to Rs … [Read more...] about Know Japanese, or German? Amazon is looking for you
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his scheduled visit to India in January, according to a report in The Economic Times.Bezos will also emphasise the need for a stable business environment and policy continuity for foreign companies.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the story.Close "We do not have any plans to share at present for this," an Amazon spokesperson told the publication. related news M&M’s electric SUV launches face year-long delay; eXUV300 launch pushed to FY22 SEBI to replace promoters with ‘controlling shareholders’ in new corporate structure: Report DIAL gets green nod for Rs 1,310cr commercial building project in Aerocity On November 18, Bezos said Amazon is doing “extremely well” in India and the business is growing rapidly. He also expressed hoped for regulatory stability in the country.“Whatever the regulations are ... they are stable in time and … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos likely to meet PM Narendra Modi during India visit: Report
The festive season has a different kind of exuberance among ecommerce companies. As the nail-biting, needle-moving and discounts-raining battle between Amazon and Flipkart takes off, Amit Agarwal, Global Senior Vice- President and Country Head, Amazon India, has told Moneycontrol that he “won’t be surprised” if the American etailing giant emerges as the largest ecommerce marketplace in India.But, competition is not on his mind if Agarwal is to be believed. “It might sound boring,” Agarwal said. “I really don’t focus on competitors, and, six years now, you should know that I really mean it.”But, that does not mean Amazon wants to give Flipkart the slightest room to corner more online shoppers in the sale, which is expected to generate $4.8 billion of business for the two companies. “We want to be the place where most Indians start their shopping journey, we want to be the place where Indians love us enough to become Prime … [Read more...] about Won’t be surprised if Amazon becomes the largest marketplace by Diwali-end: Amit Agarwal