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Did You Know Microsoft Is The Number One Smartphone Devices Maker?

Don’t blink your eyes in disbelief – you read it absolutely right! Microsoft is really the number one smartphone device maker in the world. And if that is not surprising enough, the real reason for its leadership position is Android, not the Windows Mobile operating system. And if you are still in your senses and reading this, let me also tell you that Microsoft will make more than $3.6 Billion from Android in 2013. Holy cow! What’s happening here? To understand the details, we will…

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My Analysis Of The Microsoft Nokia Deal

Microsoft Nokia deal is the hottest news in the mobile industry these days, so I decided to do my own analysis of the same. Well Planned Deal Or An Act Of Desperation? Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership with Nokia in Feb 2011 to make Windows the standard platform for Nokia smartphones. It’s been 2.5 years since then and I think this partnership gave Microsoft sufficient time to evaluate its strategy on the mobile front. So while it seems unlikely that it is an act…

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When you are building a product, belief and perseverance pays

Steve Jobs has always been my idol in building great products. Lately, I have been reading a lot about his past and what I am going to share in this post are some startling patterns that became evident in the process. There are some great lessons to be learnt here. Lets rewind back to 1980s when Apple was selling the Macintosh – it was a complete stack with the microprocessor, hardware, software and applications being built by Apple and sold as one big package. In…

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