2 Reasons for Apple’s Distortion on Tech Sector Profitability

I received the below chart from Business Insider Monday, which highlights that without Apple the technology sector profits would be down 3% this year vs. with them profits are up 7%.  Why is Apple out performing and at such a degree against the back drop of all other technology sector companies? There are many possible […]

iPhone iMessages don’t count towards your text usage

I like to think I am ahead of the curve on understanding technology and especially wireless, but some how this iOS feature for iPhone to iPhone messaging did not get through. iMessages do not count towards your text usage.  This is doubly painful since I recently upgraded my plan to include unlimited text on our […]

Mac vs. PC: truth in advertising hurts

I could not help sharing the new Mac ad called “elimination” from Apple: Disclaimer: I switch back to a Mac a little over two years ago and I believe I made the right decision for me. Bottomline: Why this ad works is it because it is based on truth or at least perceived truths and […]

Differentiate or be commoditized

This is the second in a series of short posts related to The CMO Agenda research. Informed by recent CMO conversations and CMG Partners‘ collective experience helping top marketers develop marketing strategy, we have compiled a list of seven ideas or jump starters for further conversation. These are meant to spark discussion, ideas, and action […]

TiVo on the slide; is this a death spiral?

In TiVo Swings to a Profit posted by The New York Times, it is clear the TiVo continues to shrink. It is a sad day for the small technology brand that could. Subscribers are now at 3.5 million from a peak of 4.4 million. Net subscriber additions are down and have been shrinking all year […]

Netflix & TiVo join forces

The Wall Street Journal just ran a story on the collaboration between Netflix and TiVo (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122533284014583011.html). This is a brillant play by both companies…. For Netflix: Increased distribution to an avid fan base of TiVo users, who are by definition lead technology users (assuming they are not one in the same) Providing a home entertainment […]