Thursday, September 5, 2013

Made up stats

Every year, over $7bn is spent on used retro goods.

Microsoft's purchase of Nokia looks set to double this figure for 2013.

[Disclosure: not original - comes from this Twitter account... (@madeupstats). I just wish I had written it...]


Luke said...


Would be interested in your take on Vodafone/Verizon if you have time.

Anonymous said...


They don't have much else to do, if you think about it. MS still hopes to gain a foothold in mobile, and being "the OS that killed world's bigger phone maker" would be a nail in the coffin. Nokia was indeed going south, very fast.

But then again, MS missed the mobile train about 3 times in a row (first being their abandoned "windows mobile" which actually poerformed better then winphone6/7 combined ;))


dearieme said...

"over $7bn is spent on used retro goods": I've only just realised that that is an allusion to Kevin Rudd.

Anonymous said...

There is an element in tech companies that is not typically measured that is "coolness factor". If a company looses its coolness factor it is as important as if its products are low-quality. Take Microsoft. The Surface is not technologically disadvantaged, but if you loose the coolness factor, you're done, regardless of whether the technology is up to par.
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