Consumer (& Brand) Discrimination (& Crisis)

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

While in Shanghai 15,000 (+) floating pigs, and Shenzhen’s dead ducks, are making headlines (we’ll save food safety for another day), alleged consumer discrimination by Apple is also causing a stink (see link for the original Danwei post): “…CCTV accused Apple of discriminating against Chinese customers by offering lower levels of service and charging fees […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Apple – Or GE – In China)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The most quotable quote was hard to pick this time round, but we are leading with a rather wonderful one, from Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo, about his US rival, Steve Jobs of Apple. As the FT reported: “[Liu] told the Financial Times: “We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t […]

Apple Takes Another Bite

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Just over a year ago we reported on Apple’s iPhone problems in China. The story continues to ruble, with a couple of interesting stories recently published. The Washington Post reports: “…we’re getting a little more detail as to what the sticking points are between the two companies. According to Interfax, which cites a source at […]