The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | 好,坏和丑

I hadn’t done one of these posts in a while so I decided to focus on the media sector, the consumer electronics sector and developments in search.

GoodBadUgly
Participants in the Korean wave who are currently doing good business in both Japan and the US:

  • Wondergirls
  • Girls Generation
  • 2NE1
Publishers finding that tablets aren’t a panacea for declining print sales and consumers finding that e-magazine are huge data files and aren’t that well designedMedia industry lobbyists running amok and going to war with their customers a la Digital Economy Bill
SOPA
Protect IP
Samsung including vacuum tubes in their top-of-the-line home cinema set-ups. Now if they could just learn how to make hi-fi separatesStill surprised by the relative lack of support for DAB radio broadcasts amongst hardware manufacturersTraditional Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers who have lost their mojo on high-end products and lost their market everywhere else as there is no longer a compelling reason to buy their brand.Their convergence strategies and undifferentiated SKUs have been a commercial suicide pact
Innovations in trying to understand consumer intent like Hunch and developments in social search like QuoraNew poorer versions of Google tools; notably the new beta Analytics look-and-feel which is just plain awkwardAdvanced search functions and tools. No longer with us

  • Link command
  • Yahoo! Site Explorer
  • + command in building search terms