Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 December 2016 Super Mario Run is just another issue for Android. Super Mario Run won’t be available for Android, as if the news couldn’t get any worse for Samsung and its...
The Apple AirPods won’t succeed

The Apple AirPods won’t succeed

The Apple AirPods won’t succeed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 September 2016 The Apple AirPods — More than just new. The problem is that I don’t want to pay that $159 price for the new Apple AirPods. I am a died in the wool Apple guy, as you know....
Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle

Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle

Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 September 2016 Powerful brands can overcome product failures. Is the Samsung Galaxy 7 one of those? Do we forget when a popular product fails to meet our expectations? What’s the one...
Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense

Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense

Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 July 2016  The meeting of mismatched brands   My first question upon hearing that Verizon is paying $4.8 billion to buy Yahoo was: Why would Verizon do that?...
Verizon guy is now with Sprint of all places

Verizon guy is now with Sprint of all places

The Verizon guy is now with Sprint Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 June 2016 Verizon guy is now with Sprint The verizon guy? I’m surprised no one has done this before. The Verizon guy (“Can you hear me now” guy) has switched to Sprint in a new series of...
Xiaomi phones are coming to America

Xiaomi phones are coming to America

Xiaomi phones – is the US ready? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 June 2016   But there are issues   Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, just announced that it has acquired a few patents from Microsoft as it prepares to enter the US market...
Has Facebook killed BlackBerry?

Has Facebook killed BlackBerry?

I have written about the slow demise of BlackBerry for years. Little by little, piece by piece, the once dominant smart phone fell apart in a surprisingly slow death. To be honest, I thought that the smart phone manufacturer would have hung it up some time ago. But...
The Apple 5se is all wrong for the brand

The Apple 5se is all wrong for the brand

Is Apple losing its way? That’s a heavy question coming from me. As you might know, I am the biggest of fan boys for the brand (perhaps, obnoxiously so). But the upcoming release of a smaller iPhone, the 5se, has me scratching my head. The 5se, which will be...
BlackBerry Classic 2 – its swan song

BlackBerry Classic 2 – its swan song

A once-iconic brand has just thrown in the towel. BlackBerry has released its BlackBerry Classic 2, which is just what the name of the phone suggests: A “modern” BlackBerry with all of the features of the once beloved road warrior carried by millions. In many ways, it...
Marketing best in category never guarantees success

Marketing best in category never guarantees success

Being First does not always win Marketing best in category is no guarantees success Marketing best in category did not help Apple. Until the dawn of smart phones and tablets Marketing best in category. Dispelling Another Brand Myth Marketing best in category can be a...
Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User.

Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User.

The Mobile Carriers Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User. Rebranding Mobile Phone Carriers and the changing world This market study of Rebranding Mobile Phone Carriers is in the process of being updated. Still the lessons imparted here are still valuable...
Amazon Fire Phone has everyone talking, but why?

Amazon Fire Phone has everyone talking, but why?

Amazon Fire Phone has everyone talking, but why? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 June 2014 What’s so exciting about this? My web browser has been full of stories about the Amazon Fire Phone. Jeff Bezos’s name was all over the news outlets and even...