2017年4月19日 星期三

日本 Amazon:自社で効率配送 物流逆風にもひるまず

#宅配便 の当日配送が限界に近づく中、 #アマゾン は百貨店やドラッグストアといった新しいパートナーと活路を探ります。(会員向け記事です。登録無料)

 荷物の急増と人手不足が物流業界を揺るがすなか、アマゾンジャパン(東京・目黒)は自社の物流網を使って商品を効率的に配送する仕組みを導入する。百貨店やドラッグストアと組み、注文があった商品を提携先の店舗
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2017年4月15日 星期六

Windows 10 乏人問津 微軟失策

Windows 10乏人問津 微軟失策
據《經濟學人》統計,目前15億採用Windows作業系統的用家中,有7億用戶仍然堅持沿用三代以前的Windows7,然後還有另外3億使用更舊版本。而這一眾舊有Windows用家只有1%願意更新至最新Windows 10,即使微軟已多番延長其免費升級期限。
專欄作家 Henry Porter
節錄四月份《信報財經月刊》
Android揭頁版: https://bit.ly/hkejmonthlyandroid
iOS揭頁版:http://bit.ly/hkejmonthlyapp
對微軟來說,雖然Windows佔據了92%作業系統市場,但只有24%用家願意採用Windows 10是遠遠不能達到他們的營利指標的:用戶不更新Windows不單代表沒有人為新版本埋單,也代表了一連串專門為新版Windows設計的產品和程式必須從「放棄支援舊版」與「顧及兼容性但增加開發成本或減少功能」兩條痛苦之路間作出選擇。更不用說因各種技術障礙和保安漏洞帶來的經濟損失了。
舊版Windows保障周到
對消費者而言,不願更新Windows已不是價錢考慮那麼簡單,有分析員用路徑依賴(Path Dependence)解釋當前現象:或許學習新Windows的時間和人力資源成本太高了,所以寧願犧牲新版Windows帶來的好處,也不肯放棄舊版。
微軟至少做錯了兩件事:首先,為了與別不同,Windows 10特別採用了全新操作介面,最後卻反而成為用家升級的最大障礙;其次,微軟對舊版Windows的保障太周到,例如Windows 7就有關除錯與保安支援竟一直到2020才結束。和過去Windows 3.0升級至Windows 95的驚艷不一樣,遠在17年前推出的Windows Me仍能符合大多電腦用戶的基本要求。

2017年4月13日 星期四

What Google and Facebook must do about one of their biggest problems

Google could lose as much as $750 million because of a boycott by advertisers, according to Nomura Research. Companies are protesting against the placement of their ads next to extremist and hateful content.

An even worse offender is Facebook, which had enabled the propagation of fake news that may have influenced the outcome of the U.S. elections.

The two companies have reaped massive profits from the spread of misinformation; yet they have claimed both ignorance of how their technology is misused, and an inability to control it.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/04/12/what-google-and-facebook-must-do-about-one-of-their-biggest-problems/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-technology%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.d4cbfdca7001

2017年4月8日 星期六

the popular Workflow app

Apple has a new app in its iOS arsenal that it just made free for its users.
The technology giant bought the popular Workflow app and its small team of four employees, TechCrunch reported late Wednesday evening. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Workflow has been a hit with iOS users since it debuted in 2014. Although the app used to cost $2.99, Apple (AAPL, -0.19%) said it will now be free to download.
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People can use the app to essentially create shortcuts and automate tasks across the various apps that might be installed on iPhone or iPad. For example, people can create a shortcut within Workflow to automatically upload photos into their Dropbox cloud storage service, or write messages that can post simultaneously to different social networking and messaging services like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Apple appears to be a longtime fan of the app, naming Workflow as one of the its favorite apps in 2015 and heralding it as “most innovative.”
What’s interesting about this deal is that Apple is not just buying the company for its employees, but wants to keep the app running on its online store, TechCrunch reported. In many technology acquisitions involving corporate entities buying small appmakers, the larger company eventually integrates the app’s features into its own products after shutting it down.

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