Quotes of the Week 037

Quotes of the Week 037

BlackBerry on their 'BlackBerry Law':

"every thing connected to a network exponentially increases the security risk to that network" 

Carol Wilson (Light Reading) on Verizon's results:

"automation may be one reason why Verizon has 2,200 fewer employees in its wireline unit this quarter than it had a year ago"

Monica Alleven (Light Reading) on the false race to 5g:

"For example, it's unlikely Americans are going to start moving to China because it has 5G and the U.S. doesn't"

Karri Kuoppamaki (T-Mobile, US) on their 5G service:

"likely be only 25 to 50% faster than current LTE, at least to start"

Noah Brier on a marketing theory of Satisficing:

"What does this mean for brands? Well, first and foremost it means that people are spending way less time thinking about your brand than you hope they are. In most situations brands are a means to an end"

Reed Hastings (CEO, Netflix) on their content spending:

"$8 billion is about what Disney spends. That's spread globally; it's not as much as it sounds"

Digital TV Research:

"Despite adding 84mn subscribers between 2017 and 2023, subscription and PPV revenues for the world's top 517 pay-TV operators will fall by $18bn to $183bn"

SlashDot on Sharp's 70" 8K TV, costing $13,800:

"That is supposed to be a reasonable price for a set that supports a video format that offers next to nothing to watch, that can't be streamed on most broadband connections or fit onto Blu-ray discs and which can't even be properly appreciated unless you get a set too big to fit in many living rooms"

McKinsey on corporate strategy:

"In fashion, movies, oil exploration, and venture capital, people understand that it's the one-in-ten win that matters, but most other businesses do not have this 'hit mentality'"

Tom Rebbeck (Analysys Mason):

"If the growth in IoT revenue or connections were to slow, it could raise some difficult questions, especially for less-committed operators"

John Cryan (CEO, Deutsche Bank) on automation:

"In our bank we have people doing work like robots. Tomorrow we will have robots behaving like people. It doesn't matter if we as a bank will participate in these changes or not, it is going to happen"

Martha Mathers (CEB) on B2B brand emotion:

"On average, B2B customers are significantly more emotionally connected to their vendors and service providers than consumers"

Janelle Shane (via AIweirdness) on how AI can behave badly:

"There was an algorithm that was supposed to sort a list of numbers. Instead, it learned to delete the list, so that it was no longer technically unsorted"

ISPreview on the decline of fixed line voice in the UK:

"the vast majority of respondents (76.8%) said that most of their phone (voice) calls were now being made via a Mobile and 8.5% voted the same for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) platforms, such as Skype"

David Sinclair (professor, Harvard Medical School):

"A child born today in the USA has a 50:50 chance of reaching 104. Some will live much longer"