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Business Risk: Disrupting the Disruptor

SocialBizGuy
Because of companies like Apple, market analysts have created a frenzy around disruptive technologies. This word 'disruptive' is now being used to justify risky business decisions.
Business Risk: Disrupting the Disruptor

Apple Anoints NFC Mobile Payments: Now People Will Finally Use It

Chris Horton
With Apple going all in on Apple Pay, NFC mobile payments are finally here to stay. Apple CEO Tim Cook said. “We’re gonna start by focusing on payments. Payments is a huge business. Every day between credit and debit we spend 12 billion dollars. That’s over 4 trillion dollars a year, and that’s just in the United States…"
Apple Anoints NFC Mobile Payments: Now People Will Finally Use It

Apple Gets Personal: Will That Make Us More Productive?

Daniel Green
With more and more skilled labor striking out on their own as independent contractors and businesses de-centralizing and looking for talent in new ways, Apple underscores the importance of productivity by creating products that help make these individuals more productive at both home and work, with the promise of personal insight that makes managing work-life balance possible.
Apple Gets Personal: Will That Make Us More Productive?

5 Signs Apple's Era of Dominance Is Over

RohitBhargava
Apple, perhaps more than any other consumer brand, has always relied on evangelism from early consumers to propel its success. The big announcement of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch this week signifies that this era may be over for five reasons.
5 Signs Apple's Era of Dominance Is Over

Apple Watch: Transforming Apple into a Luxury Fashion Retailer

CharleneLi1
While most of the tech and business press focused on the functionality of the Apple Watch, discreetly milling around the event were the fashion press, invited by Apple’s new fashion and design team. The fact that Apple Watch comes in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Sport, and Apple Watch Edition — mirrors how fashion targets different demographics and tastes with separate lines.
Apple Watch: Transforming Apple into a Luxury Fashion Retailer

Apple vs Samsung Legal War Calms Down

Socialbarrel
The ongoing legal war between smartphone makers Apple and Samsung is a step closer to conclusion this week as both parties have decided to drop litigation beyond the United States. It would appear the hassle of fighting multiple battles through different legal systems is simply not worth it.
Apple vs Samsung Legal War Calms Down

Apple's Advertising Problems May Not Be With Its Ad Agency

edwardboches
For three decades, Apple was the disruptor, the challenger, the instigator. It had an enemy that could be easily defined and portrayed. It had magical new products that delighted us with capabilities we’d never seen before. It had clear brand archetypes –it was the outlaw in its advertising and the magician in its products — both personified by Steve Jobs.
Apple's Advertising Problems May Not Be With Its Ad Agency

Apple’s Perfection vs. Google’s Crowdsourcing [INFOGRAPHIC]

gursharn
Did you know that the top four most valuable brands in the world are all tech companies? And leading them all is the gutsier and more aggressive Google, which has overtaken Apple for the No. 1 spot, by a margin of almost $11 billion.
Apple’s Perfection vs. Google’s Crowdsourcing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple Still Lives in the Shadow of Steve Jobs and That’s a Problem

BrianSolis
The new products you’re going to see from Apple this year and next are the final new designs coming to fruition from Steve Jobs’ vision. And that means that in just a few short years, Apple is at risk of losing its throne as the world’s most valuable band.
Apple Still Lives in the Shadow of Steve Jobs and That’s a Problem

Apple’s Hushed Release of iPad Mini With Retina

Tree Treacy
The iPad Mini with Retina display was released last week. Oh – you didn’t know? As it turns out, there’s a reason. There are a number of ways that Apple’s release of the iPad Mini Retina has been quieter than the usual exciting announcement.
Apple’s Hushed Release of iPad Mini With Retina