it’s plugged into can go that high. Also, the PS3 sports an integrated web browser and a Blu-Ray player right out the box. Playing online by signing up with a free membership helps to fully appreciate online play with friends. It also has a Playstation Store to purchase downloadable content. Examples: would be full games, game add-ons, movies, T.V.
Technology analysis: Netflix operates a subscription-based movie and TV-show rental website and streaming services. Customers set up individual online accounts, were they can choose their favorite movies, they make a payment plan, and decide delivery options. Instead of heading to the video rental store, DVDs are sent through the mail in a postage-paid return envelope. A key component of their technology is a software recommendation algorithm that tries to maximize the number of movies rented by each customer by suggesting movies they might like, based on their previous ratings what you previously streamed and other users ratings. The algorithm is called Pragmatic Chaos, and uses machine learning techniques to find that, for example, the rating system people use for older movies is very different from that used for a movie they just saw.
The smartphone companies, Apple and Samsung (Android), have gain too much smartphone market shared before Nokia can make a success of its strategy, which affect Nokia to enter the smartphone market if their smartphone’s function is similar to Apple and Samsung. Nokia was the world's largest sales of mobile phones from 1996 to 2010. However, in 2007, Apple’s iPhone and Google Android smartphones were enter the mobile phone market, which made Nokia 14 years world’s largest mobile phone sales came to the second in 2011, as the market shared with the others. Between 2010 and 2011, Nokia's worldwide Symbian smartphone sales dropped sharply from 38.1% to 15.2%, while Samsung smartphone sales increased significantly from 5% to 17.5%. Since February 2011, Nokia worked with Microsoft, to operate a Nokia smartphones will Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, and finally, the first Nokia’s Windows phone, the Lumia 710 and 800, were launched in October 2011.
ITM 100 First Case Study 1. Some competitive forces have challenged the movie industry are torrent based sites, free online movies and YouTube. What these forces have done is to provide people of the world with free movies, because of free movies getting uploaded by thousands of users and watched by who ever has a computer with internet access thus causing the profits for a movie to go down. Who would pay to buy a movie when you can download and watch it on your computer/TV/phone ext… for FREE. This caused most movie and television studios to make changes, which were in early 2006, where major movie and TV studios reached agreements with sites such as CinemaNow and Movielink, which has since been acquired by blockbuster, to sell movies online via download.
They doubled investments in design and began releasing customer-friendly products. Also they adopted new distribution channels. As we can, most of industry leaders try to focus on one more than profit pool, as margin drops in their main pool of personal computers. Apple was able to maintain good profit margins as it built and provided integrated ecosystem of device, software and content. Along with computer manufacturing they developed software components of their products.
As of 2012 it is the world's second-largest vendor of mobile phones by unit sales (after Samsung), with a market share of 22.5%. Nokia was the world's largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. However, over the past five years it has suffered declining market share as a result of the growing use of smartphones, principally the Apple iPhone and devices running on Google's Android operating system. To counter this threat, Nokia formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, to incorporate Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system (replacing Symbian) on all its smartphones. Objective of the Project The objective of pursuing the project with this company is multi-fold: • Analyzing the existing sales and distribution framework for its products (smartphones, feature phones, gear) and services (Nokia Care) • Identifying any transitions in S&D structure owing to recent change in company’s market position (Leader to Challenger) • Identifying issues and recommending improvisations to the S&D structure Why is this project interesting?
Case Study 2 Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for Your Internet Experience These mobile internet devices are growing. Anybody, who owns a smart phone and/or a tablet with internet connectivity, they can now be connecting to the world 24/7. Whether it is to listen to music or watch TV. Now the big technology companies are battling over customers business. The case is all about the fight between the three internet giants Google, Apple and Microsoft.
[pic] An Attempt to understand the Case Study on Creativity at Apple Abstract Apple is known for their innovative products such as the Macintosh computer, ipod, ipads and the first legal, digital music store for downloading songs- iTunes. Apple Inc. is a multinational corporation which was previously known as the Apple Computer Inc. for its first 30 years of operations. But Throughout the past two decades, Apple is gradually losing market share in the Personal Computer market. Their market position has dropped from 1st to 9th position within 2 decades in largest Personal Computer (PC) firms. Their level of profitability has also significantly decreased from 20% to merely 0.4%.
Analyze Netflix business model How does Netflix change the video distribution industry? Netflix, headquartered in Los Gatos California was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. The core of Netflix business model is deeply rooted in the reason that inspired its creation. Hastings had to pay $40 as late charges for a rented copy of Apollo 13 movie which was then the popular pay-per-rental system that would charge late fees. However, couple of years after its inception Netflix introduced a monthly subscription model of flat fee where users can go for unlimited DVD rentals without due dates, late fees, shipping or handling fees, or per title rental fees.
It can be clearly seen that Apple stayed ahead of computer and electronic industry. It was the time that Apple stepped into mobile digital devices market caused Apples’ fortuned to increase dramatically. According to Montgomerie & Roscoe (2013), the share price of Apple increased sluggishly until Ipod music player and ITunes came out to the markt in 2003. Nowadays, Apples have launched multiple products including MAC, personal computers; iPhone, smart mobile phones; iPad, tablet computing devices, and iWatch, innovational and high technical watch (Apple, 2015). Currently, there are five main e-business strategies lying in the Apple lnc : Apple online Store, iAd, Apple Pay, and iTunes and App Store (Reilly, 2014).