Fishing for consumer with innovations bait
Problems are continuing to surface regarding the operating system and battery of Apple’s iPhone 4S, although the company says those issues will be fixed in a few weeks. Now adding to users’ frustration is Siri, the voice assistance feature on the iPhone 4S, which is reportedly down on some phones. And some users are facing security issues with the magnetic smart cover for the iPad 2. The list of technical problems has prompted loud complaints from some users. In another case of technical mishaps, Google’s recent launch of its IOS application was immediately pulled from iTunes stores, as it contained a bug with notifications. Tomas Gomez Arias, Transamerica Associate Professor of Marketing at St. Mary's College of California, talks about these latest technical problems and how they affect business for these companies. He believes such tech flaws are a sign of an innovative company pushing the envelope to the limits where it inevitably hits against some boundaries.
Appetite for fast food chains growing in Russia
American fast food has been going global for years. The industry is now finding a growing appetite in Russia. The country has become a magnet for restaurant chains selling Subway sandwiches and, among other food, pizza. Christopher Wynne, CEO of Papa John’s Russia and the top franchisee in the country for that fast food chain, who has just opened up his 27th Papa John’s restaurant in Russia, says it’s a natural development in an emerging market.