Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2018 Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible Here’s the goddamn truth when it comes to most companies rebranding. They get half pregnant. They don’t go all in with their rebranding. The change...
Instagram doesn’t need any stinking Apple Watches

Instagram doesn’t need any stinking Apple Watches

Instagram Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 April 2018 Instagram doesn’t need any stinking Apple Watches My family slowly moves into jumping aboard the Apple Watch train while I remain the odd one out. I come clad with an antique pocket watch, daily. My...
Apple education event shows promise

Apple education event shows promise

Apple education Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 March 2018 Apple education event shows promise I am not always jazzing for Apple events, but the upcoming keynote, “Field Trip” has me hopeful. This, as both the name and as pundits suggest, focuses...
Is Alexa laughing at us or with us?

Is Alexa laughing at us or with us?

Alexa Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 March 2018 Is Alexa laughing at us or with us? Few things I’m finding more hilarious than Alexa laughing from some Echo units. The glitches produce funny responses on social media (“It has begun”) and true fear in...
Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 February 2018 Netflix spending means you can never leave Reading that Netflix spending on content reaches $8 billion, you wonder, “Why?” Reading that Amazon spending on content reaches $5 billion, you ask...
Spotify should be making devices

Spotify should be making devices

Spotify devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2018 Spotify should be making devices I arrived late as an Apple Music subscriber. But before then, I counted myself an avid user of the Spotify platform. Why did I switch? Because Apple Music...
Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don’t use AT&T

Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don’t use AT&T

iPhone X with AT&T Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 February 2018 Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don’t use AT&T Upgrading to an iPhone X sports its share of problems. Especially when dealing with AT&T. Like many who upgraded, I paid a...
A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

Apple’s AirPods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2018 A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods Every so often I might be wrong. Yeah, it’s true. I know. So let’s own up to a mistake. Last year, I rail on Apple’s AirPods and now I’m...
Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Apple batteries Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 January 2018 Charging for replacement Apple batteries? How often does Apple screw up? Enough to take a bit of the shine off its brand. Over the holidays, customers uncover Apple batteries being slowed down in...
Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney to buy Fox Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2017 Disney means business with Fox acquisition What happens when an industry evolves into chaos? You consolidate. Or least that’s what Disney is doing, announcing it’s buying most of 21st Century...
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...