NEWS & ANALYSIS
Weekly Digest – 2nd January
How sales adds value to your roadmap, Echo dot a big holiday hit, Bitcoin for beginners, 12 companies that could make epic IPOs in 2018
As salespeople, we are the closest line to a company’s potential market. We know the missing features and services that prevent people from becoming customers. And while it’s tempting to ask your product team for all these missing features, it’s important to be intentional about what you ask for.
NEW YORK, United States – Remember ? The nifty little app allowed you to travel back in time to see what you were up to over the years and delivered a nostalgic blast from the past which helped to remind you that you were getting older every day.
Citi analysts say that there is a 40% likelihood of Apple acquiring Netflix. Apple will be able to repatriate about $220 billion in cash to the US under the Trump tax cut. The company would need only one-third of that to snap up Netflix.
The holiday shopping season is finally over, and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us. This holiday season, Amazon’s Echo Dot was the top-selling Amazon device, as well as the top-selling product available from any manufacturer across all categories on Amazon.com, with millions sold.
OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before.
“When one studies the history of money, one cannot help but wonder why people have, for over 2,000 years, put up with governments exercising an exclusive power that was regularly used to exploit and defraud them.
Like just about everything else that happened this year, technology in 2017 was a complete mess, from Equifax’s total incompetence to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube sucking up advertising money from bad people, to the FCC’s Ajit Pai obeying his telco masters and killing your internet rights.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, next year the IPO dam could finally bust wide open. And while we’ve probably written that line in some form for the last several years, this time it might really be true.
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