Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed Apple Music-the company’s streaming music service- has more than 15 million users, including 6.5 million customers in the paid tier. Apple Music went live on the 30th of June, so October is the first full month that Apple has started collecting payments from its first subscribers. Talking
“The single most frequent failure in the history of forecasting has been grossly under-estimating the impact of technologies,” according to Peter Schwartz. He was speaking in 1991. Everything has changed, and nothing has changed. In the first of an eight part series Orchestrate founder and Which-50 contributor Malcolm Alder and
Many companies have failed to institutionalize the kind of game-changing disruption that leads to sustainable growth according to management advisory McKinsey & Company. In a recently published online paper called “How to scale your own digital disruption” the authors argue that scaling digital models across the business is a high-risk endeavor.
Mobile carrier service Kogan Mobile and telco giant Vodafone has announced a new agreement that will see Kogan Mobile and all its offers powered by the Vodafone network. Kogan Mobile, a product of online retailer Kogan, had previously been in the market, however had to close things down in 2013 due to
Australia’s new data retention regime came into force this month and there’s plenty to ridicule. If you put your trousers on left leg first, the laws are dangerous and ill considered. If you butter your croissants right handed you should be outraged that the rules will cost a fortune to
Pity the poor taxi industry. Well actually you don’t need to, they are already running a fine line in self indulgence. This week the ACCC knocked back an attempt by incumbent Taxi companies to force us all to use a single app – not even a hint of a nod to competition.
Successful digital transformation requires a significant cultural transformation at leadership level and executives need to adjust to a world of high risk taking. That’s the message from the top conversation starter among the digerati according to the results of this week’s Which-50/KINSHIP digital Chatter Report. Each week Which-50 and Kinship
Capgemini’s global digital business lead Didier Bonnet says warns it is the giant dotcoms like Google, Facebook and Apple who are the real and massive threat to banks and insurance companies. The reason: customer disintermediation. Banking is currently being profoundly disrupted, with large companies attacking some of its sectors, including
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission refused to authorise the ihail app which would have operated under joint venture arrangements between Australian and international taxi networks and other participants in the taxi industry. It seems that to a long list of failed counter against Uber measures such as complaining about
Suppose that Amazon goes ahead with its intention to create a TV channel. So what? Imagine this: a medium that delivers entertainment, marketing and customisation – with fulfilment. All of that aligned very tightly with customer preferences and data that maximise the efficiency of retail. And it’s global. Aside from a