Richard Windsor
6 October 2017

Google - Brain boxes

Clever devices are useless without volume

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Richard Windsor
5 October 2017

Android - Further deterioration

Apple is 577x better than Android

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Richard Windsor
4 October 2017

Ola vs. Uber - Turntable

Ola has one chance to turn the tables on Uber

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Richard Windsor
2 October 2017 · 3 min read

It is difficult to see how Dyson will compete effectively in this market

Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson has announced that it will be producing an electric vehicle that has more hallmarks of the Sinclair C5 than the Model S.  Dyson intends to produce a fully electric vehicle by 2020 which will feature solid state batteries, which is one of the holy grails for battery technology as lithium batteries can be extremely dangerous when exposed to physical trauma, overcharging or excess heat, and has been a focus of Dyson for some time (but whether it has cracked this thorny problem remains to be seen); electric motors, which given Dyson’s history with household products, would seem a natural progression into electric vehicles and a premium price - Dyson is sticking to what it knows in positioning its vehicle at the high end but in this segment, it will face fearsome competition.

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Richard Windsor
27 September 2017 · 4 min read

Indian E-Commerce: Amazon is the only real winner from the strategic choices being made by Flipkart

Amazon goes for the jugular. Amazon is not content just to let its rivals gift it the Indian market through their own bad decisions but is going for the jugular by opening up a second front in bricks and mortar retail. Amazon is buying a 5% stake in Shoppers Stop for $28m which will enable Shoppers Stop to increase the number of stores it has by 25% thereby expanding its reach into smaller towns. Currently only 5% of retail sales are made online in China meaning that for at least some time to come it will be an advantage to have an offline presence. This is exactly the strategy that Alibaba is pursuing in China and is looking to improve the poor offline experience by adding in technology and know-how garnered through its growth online.

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Richard Windsor
22 September 2017

Troublesome hardware. Snap Inc. is admitting that it made a wrong turn with its spectacles

With the reorganisation of its hardware division, Snap Inc. is admitting that it made a wrong turn with its spectacles which despite being cool, no one bought. Steve Horowitz will now become president of technology and report to the chief strategy officer rather than the CEO in what can only be a significant demotion, while a large part of the marketing effort has also been terminated with the COO of hardware, Mark Randall presiding over the vestigial remains.

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