I had planned a 10-day trip to multiple cities in Nepal. A country I didn’t know much about but had heard good things. After reaching out to Dil Sapokta, an Airbnb host, to book my stays in Kathmandu and Dinesh, a local tourist agency owner, I was ready to go. I made sure that I had a place to sleep every night and I had quite a few activities to keep me entertained, as this was my first solo trip of this length. Family and friends told me, why would you travel alone for 10 days? I, too, questioned my decision at times. But something told me that I needed to do this to become a greater person, to grow up and learn how to enjoy my own company. Continue reading “If You’re Not Moving, You’re Slowly Dying”
By now, we’ve closed the chapter on 2014 and began to plan for the year that is ahead of us. In this time of the year, we’ll take some time to reminisce on 2014 as we plan for what’s to come in the next year. Similar to how we will be setting goals and making New Year’s resolutions, so will the companies we are a part of. Continue reading “IBM Moving Forward”
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft’s CEO) makes a guest appearance to speak about the features of some of the new MS tablets and phones, which run on Qualcomm’s chips. As you may know, MS did not attend this year’s CES convention held in Las Vegas.
Did you hear, Intel may be going out of business soon?
The graph here shows the stock prices of Intel Corp. in the last 6-months…not looking too good. Although, the poor economy has not helped any company in the last few years or so, even technology companies that are continuously innovating and have high demand for, in the case of Intel, the poor economy isn’t the only issue. The most important factor of Intel’s falling stock prices is the company’s main production strategy in regards to microprocessors. Continue reading “Intel: Going Out of Business!”
According to multiple sources, Thanksgiving Weekend has the potential of being the biggest shopping weekend of the year. This is because of such consumer shopping behavior, which is based on Thanksgiving Sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.
As you may know, PC (personal computers, both Apple and Windows operating systems) sales have dropped for the first time in 11 years and companies like Intel, “the world’s biggest chipmaker by revenues, said it was slowing production at its factories as orders from PC makers fall” (Financial Times). Intel is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker. Intel has been leading the way in innovation, and supplies most of the world’s desktops and laptops with its processors, as well as other related parts (e.g. motherboards, adapters, boards). The poor economy is one of the many reasons for this but in my opinion, there’s a bigger and more important reason for the drop in PC sales – introduction and the maturing market of tablets and smartphones. Continue reading “PC Sales Drop, Here Come the New Tablets”
The more I learn about the product life cycle and try to imagine which companies choose to stay in a specific stage, the more I think of Apple.
I get a sense that Apple is doing so well do to always keeping itself in the introduction and growth stages. The introduction stage of this company is obvious, such as coming out with the original iPhone, iPad, or iPod! Continue reading “Apple and the product life cycle”