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Why US has spike in Covid19 confirmed cases?

On Thursday, the US saw an increase of more than 15,000 cases in one day — a shocking surge that can be explained by both the spread of the virus and increased testing after weeks of shortages — pushing the total number of confirmed cases over 82,000. China, in comparison, has reported 81,285 cases.There is a fundamental difference between China and the US. China has broken the spread of the virus with a lock down that first started in Wuhan on January 23 and is now being lifted in stages; only a few dozen new cases are allegedly confirmed each day, and most of these are apparently introduced from abroad. The US has not broken the epidemic. And if Trump has his way, easing guidelines to stay at home by Easter, we will fail to stop the epidemic and millions more will be infected. Even with active control, we might be facing around 81,000 deaths by July according to a new detailed analysis from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

US surpasses China and Italy confirmed cases because?

State/territoryConfirmed casesDeaths
New York44,745519
New Jersey8,825108

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US

Confirmed cases94,161(Today: +10,325)

Deaths1,435(Today: +226)

Last updated 27 Mar 2:25pm EST Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE *Note: The CSSE states that its numbers rely upon publicly available data from multiple sources

Huawei, flagship smart phone will not have this

Huawei users Globally and in China will have different response to this tech news from Chinese tech giant. As they are launching their next flagship smartphone in coming month and that will be quite different than its precedent smart phones.

Interestingly Chinese users of Huawei wont be surprised as they have their own apps alternative to google, you tube, google maps and various other android based apps which they are using and do not even familiar of android and google apps unless they visit out of China they realize world is up to many other digital apps. Interestingly Huawie officials told they may use same OS instead Huawie newly launched Harmony.

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Huawei itself knows this fact that 50% of the users are Chinese based and wont be affected but their continuous effort is for global users based in the rest of the world. They do not want to lose there brand positioning they achieved in the recent years as they were hardly in top 10 ranking in smart phone manufacturers list but with advance and innovative tech strategy they claimed 2nd position in smart phone manufacturing list which is indeed a great milestone.

Huawei Flagship smartphone will not have google and android apps for users


Huawei overcome the anticipated challenge: Tech war

Huawei already heads down to anticipated tech war impact and that was the reason they were in the process to reduce their dependability on the US and to overcome expected challenges.

On Friday Huawei unveiled a new smartphone chip, keeping the growing demand in view they realized that demand grew more than last year and exceeded to 100 million units in 11 months

The new chip is designed with seven nanometer standards and is intended for high-end smartphones, said He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business group, at a launch event in Wuhan, Capital of Hubei province. He was excited and elated on the reduced dependency and challenges the company had to face from the US.

Huawei claims it has 50% local users in China and 50% in the rest of the world so they don’t want their users to worry about anything and want seem less and sustainable experience.

Huawei plans to reduce further dependency and if conditions forced them to do so.

Amazon has taken over.

The US-based agency conducted research to evaluate the buying behavior of customers and how much a consumer willing to pay to a particular brand when it comes to shop. It means a lot for brands to identify customer behavior and formulate strategies accordingly.
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This year in the survey Amazon has broken the longstanding reign of Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand worth $315.5bn – the first new brand to claim the number one spot in 12 years. According to Kantar’s latest global BrandZ ranking, Amazon’s value grew 52% between 2018 and 2019, while Apple grew 3% to $309.1bn and Google by 2% to a little just under that at $309bn.

Microsoft, which sits in a comfortable fourth place with a value of $251bn, recorded the second-best increase in value in the top 10, up 25%, followed by Visa in fifth place, up 22% to $178bn, and Alibaba in seventh, up 16% to $131bn. Amazon’s global value this year is 409% higher than Microsoft’s was in 2006, which was the first brand to hold the top spot when the ranking launched.

Amazon to end its delivery system

“Amazon’s rise in brand value has been steady over the past few years as it has evolved from an online, price-led retailer to an ‘ecosystem brand’,” says Graham Staplehurst, BrandZ’s global strategy director. “It has successfully connected the values and positive brand associations from one business – ease of use, speed, reliability – to other areas.

“Enabled by developing technologies, and not being afraid to try and fail at times, Amazon has diversified into a range of offers from cloud computing to smart devices, from payment systems to the best in entertainment. As the boundaries between traditional businesses blur, Amazon has been ideally positioned to seize emerging opportunities.”

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The only brands in the top 10 to decrease their value are Facebook (sixth) down 2% and Tencent (eighth) down 27% – although Tencent’s blow can largely be explained by a new constraint on gaming revenues in China. Overall, the top 100 has gained almost a third of a trillion dollars ($328bn) in value over the past year to reach $4.7tn – roughly the combined GDP of Spain, Korea, and Russia.

Total value grew by 7%, almost twice the growth rate of the global economy, despite the US and China trade war impacting consumer confidence. Much of this growth has come from consumer technology brands, which are now worth more than $1tn collectively.


While, the top 10 has remained largely unchanged in terms of the brands within it, a couple of contenders are poised to disrupt the status quo.

Mastercard (12th) is one of the strongest challengers, with a 30% year-on-year increase in value – 1,138% times higher than 10 years ago – meaning it is far outpacing the aggregated growth rate of the top 10 (9.7%) and highly likely it will break through into the top 10 next year.

“Mastercard is a particularly interesting one because it shows the value of the brand and some changes in the world around us as well,” Staplehurst says.

“Brands that are able to have a clear identity, have some meaning for consumers, but also operate across more sectors [have the best potential for future growth]. This is what Mastercard is doing, it’s inserting itself into these ecosystems that are developing in a very useful for itself way.”

As Mastercard’s marketing boss Raja Rajamannar told Marketing Week earlier this year: “We are innovating non-stop in how we work. We try to bring those innovations to the table and see how we can partner with other companies to bring these to life. So the innovation could come from within Mastercard or from outside of the company.”

Verizon (11th) is also outpacing the top 10 with 11% growth over the past year and 434% growth compared with 2009. However, it is Instagram which is the fastest riser this year, up 95%.

Brands swapping in the listing

There are nine newcomers this year – the majority of which are Chinese and US technology brands. These are Didi Chuxing (71st), Xiaomi (74th), Meituan (78th), Dell Technologies (81st) – which re-enters the ranking now it is no longer a private company and its financials can be valued – Xbox (87th) and Tata Consultancy Services (97th).

Other newcomers include Chanel (31st) – another re-entry for the same reason as Dell, Indian insurance brand LIC (68th) and Haier (89th).

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According to Kantar, the newcomers score much higher than other brands on a number of measures including salience (146 vs 124), social presence (123 vs 110), purpose (118 vs 110), brand experience (117 vs 109), creativity (115 vs 105) and ‘interested to see what they do next’ (120 vs 110).

This means nine brands have fallen out of the ranking this year: China Life, Bank of China, eBay, SF Express, ANZ, BT, Ford, Honda, and Pepsi.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not growing, but they’re not growing at a fast enough rate to stay in the top 100. The minimum value needed to get into the top 100 is now 217% higher than in 2006 when it was around £4bn, making it a tough field to play – and stay – in.

It is worth noting the brands that have dropped out the top 100 have almost equal salience with their global competitors, but they lack ‘meaning’ and ‘difference’, which shows salience is no longer a guarantee of growth but merely a maintenance factor.

Just three UK brands made the top 100 this year: Shell (65th) up 2%, Vodafone (49th) down 8% and HSBC (56th) down 2%.

How the research carried out?

Kantar’s BrandZ valuation process takes the financial value created by a brand in US dollars and multiplies it by the proportion of that value generated by the brand contribution alone.

That brand contribution is derived from consumer research that quantifies how much of the volume people purchase and how much of the price premium people pay can be attributed to brand equity, connecting what people think to what they do.

This year’s analysis involves 122,000 brands, 3.6 million consumers, 418 categories, 51 markets, and 5.1 billion data points. 

US-China Tech war is all about?

All you need to know what’s happening in the tech industry explicitly tech war between the US & China. The future of Huawei, Samsung and Apple will be discussed. Almost 16 days ago Trump signed an executive order and put Huawei and other 60 affiliated companies in the black list and restrict all US companies who have trade relations with Chinese companies will have to seek permission before trading with any Chinese company present in the list. The reason of this executive order is the US considers them a National Security threat for themselves.

Whats its all about tech war?

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The Trump arrows towards Huawei Tech, one of China’s tech champions, by signing an executive order that national security is not compromised in US telecoms infrastructure, while simultaneously reining back China’s dominance in next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Discussion among Huawei and US government is underway to make some way out of the current crises but for instances, no one has a clue where the crazy bull gets hooked.

Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China. This familiar line on the back of iPhones has summed up the world order for the past two decades: American innovation married with low-cost Chinese manufacturing to deliver cheap, quality products for the world.

Huawei is a Chinese smartphone country that earns 50% of the revenue from Chinese users and half of the remaining from the rest of the world. Huawei smartphone manufacturing plants are in China but it buys hardware parts and some software from US companies. Huawei with the intention to become a global leader in the smartphone industry has recently crossed Apple in sales and chase Samsung.

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Can you imagine a Smartphone without Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, and What’s App? Obviously, you are not Chinese at all who are surviving without all these apps and using their own which may be excellent with other perspectives.

Keeping this Executive order in view Google realized about current Huawei users and their support services order 90 days’ relief to Huawei company. So in 90 days Huawei either has to bring in their own apps or would ask global users to be like Chinese.

Moving forward Apple CEO Tim Cook must sound some loud ringing bells as he has always been pro Chinese when it comes to Chinese manufacturing skills set. He confessed a couple of times in his interview that he is impressed with the skill set and economical rates of Chinese labor. He said you get everything under one roof and cheap rates which saves time. So he must be under extreme stress about the Apple future.

However, the most elated and beneficiary person, for now, is Samsung CEO as he is observing tech giants limits access for users and he is expecting that traffic towards Samsung.

The major reason behind this is something most of the people may not perceive and maybe this tech war is for a shorter period of time. Tech users are soon going to have better technology than 4G and the US does not want China to take lead in launching 5G in the world before the US does. Its all about 5G technology bone that is stuck in the neck.

So an overview of the tech war Is, it’s not a one-sided match in which the US restricts China smartphone company and it won’t be affected, Trump administration even wants Apple to get back there manufacturing in the US but Tim Cook does not agree. Well, they have a bilateral trade relation and if trade among China and the US gets stuck anywhere in between it will open a space for Samsung and new payers to jump in. So all eyes on 90 days and we will see where and how negotiations get settle.