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  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop [View article]
    If I was running Nokia I would still do more cuts, but I would do it at the dead wood that still is hanging around and call themselves managers or directors. Many are former IBM / Lotus managers who never produced anything good then and now!
    Jul 22 08:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop [View article]
    I would to hear what Kofi thinks of Blackberry ! here is another High Tech, that stumbled in 2008 - 2011 and is losing corp customers ( their bread & butter ) and yet Wall Street kept their stock high.

    Now here is a company that should have gone to Android.
    Jul 22 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop [View article]
    I would like to go back to Sept 2010 when I was working at Nokia. Stephen came in and the first thing he did is send us all and email asking for our comments of what we saw wrong with Nokia, and 2,000 of us responded to him. Symbian was already in decline, yet under the former CEO OPK who painted everything as fine. His Symbian team convinced him and his team that they were the way to go while Linux Meamo OS team took a back seat. If that guy and his team had look at iOS & Android and not discounted them in 2008, then Nokia would have pushed Linux OS out a long time ago! Stephen took a sinking ship and pugged the leaks as he had to make decisions has how to save it. Did he make all the right decisions ? time will tell. Also look at Nokia in 2010 when no one wanted the CEO job of a sinking ship! We judge too many of our CEO's these days by stock price and not the underlining business and how they fix it and make it grow through innovation which can take more time then investors are willing to wait for. Alan G. McNally at Ford is one of those CEO's that a book will be written about how he took hold of a sinking ship and turned it around.
    Jul 22 07:01 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop [View article]
    So true that companies are judged by stock price and not by growth and or financial improvements. Rebuilding and or fixing a problem company takes time and so turning around a product takes time. I am sure people said the same about Ford.
    Jul 22 06:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Neither HERE Nor There [View article]
    This would all be nice but what I found from working at Nokia and suggesting many cool things they should do is nothing zero or the person on the other end being clueless. Back in 2008 I suggested we partner with Nurance next door and come up with a voice to text feature in Nokia / OVI maps on all high end Nokia phones, just like what Siri on iPhone. The PM said we would have to develop it in 147 different languages and would be to hard to implement. He was clueless, I said do it in ENGLISH first then the other 4 or 5 major languages. It feel on death ears.
    Nokia's biggest problem is Stephen needs to clear house some more and get ride of more dead wood and people who have no clue about the mobility field!
    Jul 19 08:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Neither HERE Nor There [View article]
    You forgot to add that Yahoo Maps id powered by Nokia Maps.

    OPK made a lot of bad decisions back in 2008 timeframe, the Symbian guys convinced him and his staff that Symbian was the best OS an all others where just a fad and would not last.

    What would be a good article is how much Nokia has spent since OPK took over in 2006 until now timeframe
    Jul 17 02:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Gets An Opening As BlackBerry Stumbles: Can Pureview Provide The Momentum? [View article]
    As much as I want Nokia to succeed the Lumia phone are to fat for the average hands, so if they made it just a little thinner and shorter then I think people would like it better. This info comes from internal & external Nokia people. So Stephen get your designer team to do some research on the size of peoples hands and don't worry about having the biggest screen size. It is still a cell phone and you need to be able to pull it out of your pocket and or pick it up without dropping it or having it pop out of your hands as you are trying to call or answer a call.
    Jul 15 05:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side [View article]
    As I said earlier, If Nokia could run a Linux OS ( Android Jolla, or MeeGo) on top of the existing Lumia based hardware then they could have a game changer ( just rename the models). PC makers have been doing it for years! Nokia's problems in the past where they kept changing their minds every 6 months as to what their next direction was and so good products never got a chance to succeed.

    Maybe it is time for the likes of Nokia Mobile and Blackberry to join forces and product devices and port BB10 to run on Nokia devices. This might be a good option for MS to buy out both and combine their efforts into one truly third option where a, BB10 device, or Nokia device could run either BB10 OS and or WP8!
    Jul 5 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side [View article]
    Well I think having an Android option on the same hardware is the way to go for Nokia 9XX Lumia devices would save in long term cost, besides the mobile devices turn over is 15 months to 2 years and so developing new hardware for two OS's would be costly. I also think a dual boot OS may be or should be an option.
    Jul 4 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side [View article]
    I have a simple question for hardware / OS guru guys, how much effort would it be to take the Lumia Windows based smartphones and port Android OS on them?
    Jul 3 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So How Can Ford Steal Market Share From Competitors? [View article]
    Bottom line is Alan Mulally was the right person at the right time to turn Ford around. Great leaders like Alan Mulally only come around once and awhile and so I hope management that follows him will learn from him and keep Ford near the top. CNBC did a special on Ford: Rebuilding an American Icon

    Many CEO's should watch this if they are interested in building or rebuilding a company, but too often they are only interested in what Wall Street wants! Short Term Profits in what ever way they can make them and then the CEO moves on without really ever do anything worthwhile other then lining their own pockets with lots of Company $$
    Jun 27 06:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smog-infested Shijiazhuangn in China announces a plan to limit automobile sales of new vehicles to 100K this year and only allow households to to own at most two cars in an effort to improve air quality. Automobile analysts think more cities in China could be forced to limit the growth of automobiles due to worsening air pollution. The measures could put the brakes on some of the most ambitious plans of automakers (F, TM, FIATY.PK, HMC, NSANY.OB, VLKAY.PK, DDAIF.PK) for the country. [View news story]
    To Tdot

    I believe that hydrogen and CNG have about the same volatility and the reason why we do not have a hydrogen driven economy is we have not figured out how to produce hydrogen cheaply.

    Making fuel from what ever plants and or weeds is also the way to go.

    Jun 22 08:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Legislation that would require automakers to install backup cameras is being delayed until 2015 as regulators work out the details of the initiative. The automobile industry (GM, F, TM, HMC, VLKAY.PK, NSANY.OB) has been complaining loudly about the multi-billion dollar cost of the proposed measure. [View news story]
    The problem these days people feel technology will solve all their problems, when they have no common sense and or are to lazy to look behind them before getting into their cars. It is like using your turn signals without looking first to see if the lanes are clear, they are aids, just like the backup camera is an aid to make sure nothing has changed since you last looked.

    Some basic rules

    1.) Look around you before getting into you car and backing up.
    2.) Wait until you are in a safe area before calling your friends on the cell phone.
    3.) Use a hands free Bluetooth device for all phone calls
    4.) Don't text & drive, check Facebook, Email, download apps, etc..
    Jun 22 08:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Legislation that would require automakers to install backup cameras is being delayed until 2015 as regulators work out the details of the initiative. The automobile industry (GM, F, TM, HMC, VLKAY.PK, NSANY.OB) has been complaining loudly about the multi-billion dollar cost of the proposed measure. [View news story]
    What happened to look behind you before you back up? Maybe this is for all those SUV moms who must also talk on their cell phones as they drive vehicles that are way too big for them?

    Or maybe we just need to send 50% of the drivers back to driving school and take an idot drivers test afterwards
    Jun 21 07:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smog-infested Shijiazhuangn in China announces a plan to limit automobile sales of new vehicles to 100K this year and only allow households to to own at most two cars in an effort to improve air quality. Automobile analysts think more cities in China could be forced to limit the growth of automobiles due to worsening air pollution. The measures could put the brakes on some of the most ambitious plans of automakers (F, TM, FIATY.PK, HMC, NSANY.OB, VLKAY.PK, DDAIF.PK) for the country. [View news story]
    Thanks for the updated info, I have only worked with Propane refueling. It really becomes a double edge sword, you try and cut emissions with CNG or Hydrogen , but then you need a professional to refuel your vehicle. So what is the real solution? All electric vehicles? which would require more power plants to be built to feed the extra electricity needed and really how well do they perform in northern climates?

    Maybe we should go to diesel cars running on Rapeseed vegetable oil like the Dr. Diesel envisioned when he invented that engine? This would require a special kit so you run pure diesel to start and shutdown, but switch to running vegetable oil after it is warmed up by a heater in the 2nd tank.
    Jun 21 07:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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