Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 November 2017 Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot As many of you know, I reside consistently in Apple’s corner in the Samsung v Apple battle royale. For decades, I have play the dutiful pal, sticking it...
BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2017 BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old My critiques of the BlackBerry brand over the years read harshly. And for good reason. My assessment of the BlackBerry Motion phone? It’ll...
Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of

Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of

Motorola Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 July 2017 Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of Well, golly gee. Someone’s actually thinking about a common mistake brands make: Putting the cart in front of the horse. Welcome to logic, Motorola. Motorola’s...
Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem?

Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem?

iPhone 8 Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2017 Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem? I am going to sound like a broken record here. But that’s a risk I am willing to take. Apple must up its innovation game. And I don’t know if the...
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...