Author Archives: Colin

Why doesn’t RIM pay a dividend to boost share price?

This is a follow-up to my previous post Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend which was written in June this year and commented on the fact that Research in Motion (RIM), had healthy financial … Continue reading

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The 7 P’s of the Mobile Marketing Mix

The Marketing Mix The marketing mix, or the elements available to the marketing manager are commonly known as the 4 P’s – Product, Price, Promotion, Place. Also, with the move towards more and more service based offerings, there are the … Continue reading

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Smartphone Market Share 2011

Very useful infographic on mobile device market share from Vision Mobile, The Clash of Ecosystems report. 

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Mobile Devices – Market statistics and generating revenue

This is a follow up post to my earlier piece on  7 steps to build a successful mobile strategy and brand Here we take a detailed look at mobile Smartphone market shares across a number of countries in order to … Continue reading

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Grand planning versus expedients in business strategy

The phrase “no plan survives first contact with the enemy” is often quoted in the context of business strategy. The source of this quote is often not identified correctly. It was actually Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, a Prussian General … Continue reading

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Google buys Motorola Mobility

On 15th August Google announced it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola Mobility was the mobile phone arm of Motorola and was spun off from the parent company at the beginning of 2011. Motorola Mobility’s 2010 annual report showed … Continue reading

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Zynga IPO

Zynga, the online games provider within Facebook, recently filed for a forthcoming IPO. Share price has not been announced but it is anticipated that they will attempt to raise $1 billion with a company valuation of $15 -$20 billion. A … Continue reading

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Myspace – the rise and fall.

News Corp has recently agreed to sell Myspace for $35 million. Myspace, the leading social network before the dominance of Facebook, was purchased by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. At time of acquisition Myspace was the 5th most … Continue reading

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Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend

Following my previous article comparing recent financial results between Nokia and HTC it would be useful to take a look at those of Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry, and whose share price has fallen 50% since … Continue reading

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Financial ratio comparison in mobile phone manufacturers

With the recent issues at Nokia concerning their profits warning and share price plummet http://mobilebeacon.com/blog/2011/06/02/nokias-troubles-and-a-lesson-on-software/ , I wanted to do some financial ratio comparison between Nokia and HTC, one of their leading competitors in the fast growing Smartphone segment. I was … Continue reading

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