3 things you’d like about Wi-Fi @ your home

For better or for worse, I am one of those whose life at home comes to a standstill if the internet dies! I know I should probably be better spending that time with family by being digitally disconnected; but someone rightfully said – we are slaves of our habits! The Ericsson mobility report says, in […]

LinkedIn – has the product lost its charm?

“Shares have fallen more than 40 per cent since Steven Sordello, the company’s chief financial officer, warned about slowing growth at the so-called “talent solutions business”, which sells subscriptions to companies hunting for potential hires.” – quotes an article on the Financial Times about LinkedIn in the recent past. Here’s my brief take on it as […]

Jumping the line

HBO jumps the line in Spain

HBO plans to go D2C in Spain. The report interestingly states “The broadcaster will retain the exclusive rights to its shows for its streaming service and will no longer license its programming to payTV services in the country, according to a report in Bloomberg, citing HBO CEO Richard Plepler.”  The decision to jump the line & reach consumers directly would necessitate support […]

Ask Why?

For meaningful user experience, product manager must ask “why?”

A conversation during an interview for a Product Manager Imagine a conversation between the Head of Product (HoP) and a candidate interviewing for a product manager position in his team. HoP: You need a build a feature which allows users to do <a specific task with the product>. How would you go about it? Candidate: First figure how the user […]

Who should tell you ‘what’s on TV tonight’?

Following up on the previous one. Having laid out the content value chain, I pointed to the demand side indication that – availability of content has made discovery a problem worth solving. A quick glance at each of them below. Content Creation Premium content makers like Disney and Discovery Communications have taken a leap towards Direct to Consumer […]

What’s on TV tonight?

That is  a million dollar question. Unless if you are extremely opinionated on what you like to watch! The internet and other rapidly evolving technologies have drastically lowered the barriers of content creation and distribution. This has resulted in an explosion of content for consumption. Content creators like Studios now compete with likes of Netflix and niche artists […]

Should the TV Guide still be yet another application?

Should the TV Guide still be ‘yet another application’?

After two back to back events, IFA at Berlin and IBC at Amsterdam, its finally good to get back home. These are two places where you would expect a lot to happen in the consumer electronics space and the closely related content-space. I took the opportunity to attend a few conferences this time at IBC […]

A cluttered marketplace

Does Flipkart need to move step in step with Amazon?

Flipkart, the leading Indian eCommerce company recently launched its own brand of Android Tablet devices, starting with a Digiflip Pro XT712. Flipkart claims that this step will take it closer to building an eCommerce eco-system. But, with the low price positioning of this device in an already crowded tablet & smartphone market – does this […]

Are Vertical Integration and Coopetition based business model related?

Coopetition (Cooperation + Competition) has been an aggressively researched topic in the recent past. I was introduced to this term only during my studies at HEC Paris and while I read this interesting article – ‘Coopetition based business models‘ it brought a few more thoughts to my mind. This piece on strategy-business.com puts forth various perspectives about Coopetition based […]