China Declares War on Apple

The Chinese won’t be seeing Xi Jinping’s iTunes Movie Pick of the Week anytime soon. China’s shutdown of Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies is its first major move as act of war on Apple. We created this video in November 2014 as we anticipated the Apple shutdown. The problem is simple. The Cloud is the center of everything. But, in Chinese, the characters for China read...
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What do Taxis and AT&T have in common? Uberization.

Wireless carriers worldwide are about to be reduced to a bunch of screaming taxi drivers as their business model vanishes into the Black Hole of Uberization. Apple and Google—that’s 100% of the cellphone market worldwide — are working on technologies that will switch carriers in background mode minute-by-minute. Whichever carrier offers the cheapest service will get switched on for its minute....
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Your biggest vulnerability is hiding in plain sight.

Let’s get real about the future of your company.  If it doesn’t live on the edge of the rapidly expanding cloud, it doesn’t have a future.  Luckily for you, we’ve designed a simple diagnostic tool that maps your company onto the cloud.  With a small amount of your data, our chart offers a clear visual of where your company deficits exist, simultaneously revealing the...
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BIG Things are happening.

Let’s skip the “we told you so’s” and get straight to the point.   Our innovators are making BIG moves and making BIG money ($3 Billion BIG).  If you were our client, you could be drinking a celebratory champagne with one of them right about now. At NRV, we use our unique perspective to select innovators that we know have the power to revolutionize industries and showcase...
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Apple iCar. News to you? Not to us.

The Wall Street Journal’s article last Friday on Apple’s iCar is big news. The iCar speculation would have also been big news to our clients…about 2,168 days ago. That’s right. Two thousand, one hundred and sixty seven days ago, on March 10th, 2009, we told our clients to expect an Apple car. Had the WSJ come out with their article on March 9th, 2009, it may have caught some of our clients off guard.


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