Via Wall Street Journal Online & Businessweek Bloomberg: With Nokia Siemens Networks having returned to profitability in Q1 2013, Nokia bets on the telecom network business – will pay €1.7B to buy back Siemen’s 50% stake in the JV. Nokia will finance this purchase with a combination of external bank financing (€1.2B) and a secured loan from […]
This blog entry by Ken Favaro on strategy+business shares an insight into how P&G has done well not only in product innovation in the past, but has also demonstrated the ability to innovate in its business functions. The article puts forth the need for more strategic innovation – or business model innovation, if I may dare to […]
(EU to end mobile roaming charges next year via The Telegraph) European politicians at Brussels vote for a roaming-free telecom universe in Europe from 2014. Users will benefit from ‘home rates’ for voice calls, texts & internet access across boundaries in Europe. While this might boost industry consolidation in the years to come – I see […]
An interesting in-depth view of what Vodafone can do with the 45% stake in it’s American counterpart – Verizon. (The complete article is at Lex in-depth: Vodafone via the Financial Times Buying back this stake from Vodafone, Verizon will be better able to bear the fruits of profitability. Also, cashing out will bring in a cheque […]
Three major reasons why Google buys Waze (The entire story is HERE – via Bloomberg) Improve its current mapping product in mobile-navigation products Keep competition at bay – rid them of a chance from a quick gain through acquisition Leverage an established ‘Crowdsourcing platform’ for its mapping product
Effectual vs Causal thinking – an impact on entrepreneurs seeking funding!
I choose again to write this post about DxOLabs! My passion for photography keeps bringing me back here. DxOLabs – a company with interesting products (B2B and B2C)! They have three existing lines of businesses with good synergy. I had tried once before to visualize their business model & suggest two possible opportunities in this […]
“The workforce in the cloud: ‘Talent exchanges’ on the web are starting to transform the world of work” – via the The Economist Reading about $10 flat rate, I wondered – Will anyone be motivated to offer services at sub-par minimum-wages level? Can that impact the long-term trend in wages? Can such labor-exchanges portals create […]