However mobile segment was fast emerging as a big substitute of MP3 players. As a result Apple faced very stiff competition from these rivals. Though Apple responded well with launch of iPhone and Lala.com (music streaming site), yet the threat of other substitutes is pretty high and Apple will find it difficult to have a sustainable position in MP3 players. Complements:- The launch of iTunes Desktop software and iTunes Music Store was very instrumental in helping the growth of iPod. The sales of iPod shot up by 6 times after the launch of iTunes store.
In 2001 it succeeded in shutting down Napster (the leading on-line source of digital music), and it has threatened thousands of individuals with legal action.  This failed to slow the decline in revenue and proved a public-relations disaster.  However, some academic studies have suggested that downloads did not cause the decline.  Legal digital downloads became widely available with the debut of the iTunes Store in 2003. The popularity of internet music distribution has increased and in 2009 more than a quarter of all recorded music industry revenues worldwide are now coming from digital channels.
Understanding the Market CanGo’s position in the online retailing market has been a success for a small business. Moreover, the company’s Initial Public Offering has given CanGo an opportunity for expansion into the online gaming industry. Currently, in the United States, 68.7 million households have internet access and forty-one percent of that population spends their leisure time playing video and online games. (GSAY, 2011) In fact, online gaming has now become a large segment of the gaming industry due to the increased availability of internet access to consumers and the variety of games available for different age groups. For example, the average age of online gamers are 25-44 years of age, which includes about 95 million people or more that play online games.
Dell offered to use Giganet’s switches as well as invested $5million in the company. Dell’s product backing opened up major doors for Giganet starting with a $6million investment from Merrill Lynch and ultimately resulting in an offer to purchase the company for $300 million by Emulex. A worthy product, highly developed technology, and Industry leaders knocking down the doors to invest in Giganet certainly characterizes the organization as a success. But without the experience, expertise, innovative business solutions, and product promoting of Neil Ferris Giganet could have just as easily met its demise. What did Ferris do that contributed to that success?
Xiaomeng Guo Assignment 1-2: Amazon.com: The Brink of Bankruptcy Abstract Amazon.com is one of the biggest international online-shopping Companies and the most familiar shopping website for every American. No matter if customers want to buy something or sell something, Amazon.com always is a good place for them. I still remember in 2010 I had an opportunity to interview with a Target manager. I asked him, "What is Target’s biggest competitor?" The manager said, "Amazon.com is our biggest competitor."
The photographic paper market similarly declined from a peak in 2003 to about 60% of the size by 2011 (4). In short Kodak lost ground in its shrinking primary market which had been a much better revenue generator than digital proved to be (5). Kodak belatedly declared a digital strategy in 2004; eight years after its revenues had peaked. This strategy was still based on photographic prints as an end point for consumers, which proved flawed. Kodak both invented and successfully marketed professional and consumer digital cameras.
According to Exhibit 7a, Samsung’s prices per chip are on average higher by $0.72 than those of its competitors, or by 14.5%. Samsung has done to achieve like organizational and production. Organizational: - Recruiting: As the largest and one of the most prestigious companies in South Korea, Samsung can hire some of the most talented people in the country and elsewhere in Asia. Moreover, it pays for that (compare $44,000 average salary at Samsung vs. $24600 at Hynix, the other leading Korean firm). However, chances are that given the scarce use of incentives in Asia in the past and even at present, a more meritocratic company such as Samsung can attract talented people without overpaying them.
[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%.
Online distribution of music accounts for 80% of the industry revenue, which is estimated to be an industry whole of $5.34 billion by 2012 fall (Demery 2008). The introduction of online music distribution has revolutionised the music industry and digital revenues have rose to £166 million. A more threatening side of music downloads has been the emergence of file sharing and piracy that has recently arisen, which is freely accessible to download without payment required. The international federation of phonographic industry states 95% of all music downloads are sourced unlawfully (Rogers, 2009). Regrettably, MP3 files are not secure and once someone has acquired a file nothing stops them from making other copies from it.
What is your assessment of overall industry attractiveness? Search Engine Industry is built upon Search and also advertising. If we look at the latest data (for year 2009) there are beside Google 5 big players: * Yahoo, which has a challenger’s and loser’s position * Bing, this is new brand name for MSN Live search * Baidu, China search engine * Ask * AOL Where search engine is powered by Google At the figure, we can see that Google own 65% of U.S. Market and 85% of global Search Engine Market. Data from St at Counter Global Stats for Year 2009 shows that Bing market share was in start (June 2009) a little higher then MSN Live search had in past. In that time there is also a little decrease of Google’s market share.