Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.
Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.
The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
Nobody stays on top. Before Microsoft's reign of terror, IBM held an even stronger choke-hold on tech customers. Sony was once a powerhouse. So were Digital Equipment Corp. and Sun Microsystems. Things change. New technologies come along. That's a lesson in that for Apple and its fans.
Ever since Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents about NSA surveillance, Google and other tech companies have wanted to reveal the extent of NSA's access -- pursuant to orders of the secret FISA Court -- to their customers' accounts.
Facebook isn't real or productive, it's just an advanced version of the electronic bulletin boards that have been around since the Internet dawned. Nobody on those old boards met their 'soul-mate' or bought a car; or paid their bills; or broadcasted their political opinions; or flamed each other for disagreeing.
I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.
One thing is for certain, this case will be a classic for MBA students filed under "don't forget your core competency."
I'm hoping Microsoft's new CEO realizes how terrible these ads make the company look and will drop the whole thing. Instead of harping on Microsoft's competition, he should tout the virtues of its products. Be positive. Be upbeat. Start fresh.
Apple iOS Customers Have Higher Carrier Bills Consumer Intelligence Research Partners released results of its research on mobile phone operating sys...
What is at stake isn't purely a matter of annoying ads or nosy companies -- it's a deep set of customer protections that have taken decades of hard work to secure.
Two young fish are swimming along when an older fish passes and says, "G'morning, how's the water?" The pair continues swimming then one turns to the ...
It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.
We need an international legal framework -- an international convention -- to create surveillance and data-access rules across borders.
If we do not mobilize to provide these vital tools, skills and education, we will squander the incredible potential of the world's youth and put at risk our future global economic security.
Capitalism and really big money have colluded in all these companies -- and the Internet itself -- to induce a sea change so rapid it's less of a sea and more of a tsunami wrapped in Wikileaks disguised as Candy Crush Saga.