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Apple has been a success story in China to date, demonstrating in some ways the perfect combination of product and market fit. Indeed, the company's meteoric rise suggests that Chinese consumers are slowly evolving from merely making buying decisions based on status toward demanding products that also offer superior design and functionality.
From: January 02, 2013
According to traditional Chinese matchmaking culture, family elders drive the screening and selection of their children's future. But in the last decade, rapid urbanization, increasing gender imbalance and the coming of age of the One-child Policy generation has changed the way people find love in big cities. These factors have spurred the growth of online dating and match-making, a nascent industry in China that is expected to exceed two billion RMB (US$318 million) in annual revenue by 2014.
From: January 02, 2013
When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially launched Windows 8 on October 25, he touted a "re-imagined Windows" with touch-screen capability, a new user interface and elimination of the traditional Start menu. However, declining PC sales worldwide and uncertainty surrounding Microsoft's ability to woo consumers to its new operating system -- which differs significantly from previous Windows versions -- have some experts wondering what will happen to Microsoft if Windows 8 doesn't take off.
From: December 19, 2012
Just as the Internet enabled anyone with a computer to become an entrepreneur, today's newest technologies have spawned a DIY (do it yourself) micro-manufacturing movement, so anyone can be both inventor and manufacturer. Wired
editor Chris Anderson, author of the new book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
, recently spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about how technology is changing the limits of what inventors can do, what the Maker Movement is, why he started DIY Drones and how the new technologies will drive the global economy. (Audio with transcript)
From: December 17, 2012
The damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy revealed the vulnerabilities of the nation's telecommunications networks. Services that used to operate as independent networks are now controlled by the same underlying infrastructure, making them more efficient and cheaper to manage -- but also more exposed to an attack or natural disaster. Sandy has prompted the federal government, telecom firms and the public to address this issue -- but there are no easy answers, experts say.
From: December 05, 2012
Internet service providers and trade groups for movies and music are partnering in the latest effort to curb online copyright infringement. Under the "six strikes" plan, users who share copyrighted material online will face an escalating series of warnings that could eventually result in the slowing of their Internet speeds. Creators of the policy are hoping to succeed where attempts to punish online piracy through the courts and the federal government have failed, but the plan also raises a number of legal and logistical challenges, Wharton experts say.
From: November 20, 2012
Even as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and a number of other companies unveil their latest devices, the market is becoming less about the gadgets themselves, and more about how firms can make money off additional services and purchases. But such a strategy does not come with an assured payoff, Wharton experts say.
From: November 07, 2012
After a six-year hiatus from The Wall Street Journal
, Raju Narisetti returned to the paper earlier this year to head its online news efforts. Narisetti took on the new role after a stint as a managing editor at The Washington Post
, developing the digital content strategy for the paper's website and overseeing its mobile and tablet initiatives. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Narisetti discussed why the interplay of technology and content is becoming more critical than ever before.
From: October 24, 2012
Apple's decision to replace Google Maps on its devices with a mapping program of its own has sparked widespread outcry -- much of it from users frustrated with the company's error-prone new service. But the move was about more than maps, Wharton experts say. Although the apps are often some of the most popular features on smartphones, Apple was just as interested in gaining increased control over its ecosystem.
From: October 10, 2012
Since launching in 2006, Twitter's platform has tapped into the collective consciousness around events ranging from the Arab Spring to the Super Bowl -- 140 characters at a time. Recently, Twitter retooled the design of its profile pages and moved to take greater control of its developer ecosystem -- both signs that the company is trying to focus on a more sustainable business model than its current advertising-based approach, experts say. They note that Twitter has created a unique application, but needs to figure out exactly how to leverage it into a service that businesses and consumers would be willing to pay for.
From: September 26, 2012
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