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.
|Participants in the Korean wave who are currently doing good business in both Japan and the US:
||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 designed||Media industry lobbyists running amok and going to war with their customers a la Digital Economy Bill
|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 separates||Still surprised by the relative lack of support for DAB radio broadcasts amongst hardware manufacturers||Traditional 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 Quora||New poorer versions of Google tools; notably the new beta Analytics look-and-feel which is just plain awkward||Advanced search functions and tools. No longer with us