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China Declares War on Apple

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Business, Technology | Comments Off on China Declares War on Apple

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 “The Center of Everything”. And The Party is at the center of The Center. So a cloud-centric world means an existential struggle. This shut...

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What do Taxis and AT&T have in common? Uberization.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Business, Technology | Comments Off on What do Taxis and AT&T have in common? Uberization.

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. The other guy will get switched off.  For however long it takes to cut its price. Why? Apple and Google can count!  Worldwide common carrier revenues...

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Your biggest vulnerability is hiding in plain sight.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Business, Technology | Comments Off on Your biggest vulnerability is hiding in plain sight.

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 direction of potential solutions.  We know our tool works.  We used it at our Cloud Inflation Summit this spring, and in only 30 minutes, our breakout...

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BIG Things are happening.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Business, Technology | Comments Off on BIG Things are happening.

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 them to our clients to create unprecedented partnerships. In the last year, four of our innovators, companies that we selected years ago (YEARS!)...

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Apple iCar. News to you? Not to us.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Business, Technology | Comments Off on Apple iCar. News to you? Not to us.

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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Broadcast TV = Dead Man Walking

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Broadcast TV = Dead Man Walking

Turn on your Television and your shows are still there, but don’t believe your eyes. We are merely watching the remainants of a signal sent long ago.

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Heavyweight showdown: China vs. Apple

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

Heavyweight showdown: China vs. Apple

All businesses must scale profitably with the Rate of Cloud Inflation or die…..which brings us to the topic of China. A huge country, huge economy, almost a billion and a half people, but can it be, in the immortal words of Madonna, “a Zetabyte girl in a Zetabyte world”?

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The Death of Common Carriers?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

The Death of Common Carriers?

The Common Carrier die-off is coming. Yes. We said it. Our last clip on “The Death of Cellular” resounded with many, many of our followers, but only tells the first half of the story.

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The Death of Cellular

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

The Death of Cellular

The death rattle of cellular and its entire ecosystem is now fully audible. See here why this is so. You must plan for a different future in wireless. There will be great opportunities but also huge risks. Get ahead of the curve before it’s too late.

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How Fox Would Have Choked On Time Warner

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

How Fox Would Have Choked On Time Warner

Why Fox’s legacy media roll up of Time Warner would have been dissolved by the roiling forces of Cloud Inflation.

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