Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

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Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:31 am

This column is archived at: http://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2017/0929.shtml

GoPro lost sight of the key to success: create new markets and own them.

They have lost the "action camera" crown to a myriad of wannabes and competitors who are pitching products that are pretty much as good but half the price.

Will the new Fusion and Hero 6 do enough to save GoPro from being just "one of many" in this marketplace?

Surely now is the time for GoPro to return to the "create new markets and own them" principle by coming up with something new, exciting and perhaps totally unrelated to the current product line.

Can they do it?

What would you do if you were in their shoes?

And do you have an "action camera"? If so, what brand?

If you were in the market to buy an action camera, would you spend the extra to get a GoPro or would you be a little more inclined to buy something else and save half the money or more?
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby phill » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:03 am

dont own one
but have looked at a few
it would be a cheap sino waterproof if i go there

what does any one idea company do when the mob catch up ... panic ?

... find out most seemingly good ideas fail
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby hagfish » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:26 am

Maybe a range of helmets with built-in cameras, that don't affect the helmet's protective properties? No one likes having a Go-Pro dug out of their brain..
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:30 am

Hmmm... the NYPost is a famous purveyor of "fake news". Just read the last paragraph of this story and you'll see that they do ZERO fact-checking and usually just rewrite news they've pilfered from GoogleNews sources.
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby phill » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 am

well if it was this bit

Drones have been a menace in the Big Apple and elsewhere in recent years:

then they missed these bits on the same page
More On:
drones
Alexander the Great's lost 2,000-year-old city found by drones
A drone could one day deliver your morning-after pill
Australia to use AI drones to protect beachgoers from sharks
Drone food delivery service is off the ground in Iceland


if it was this bit
Drones can pose a definite risk to aircrafts, especially helicopters. If they smash into a windshield they could cause copter to crash,” said a law enforcement source.
Drones can also distract pilots causing them to lose control

then cops are the go to for drone advice and expertise ( seemingly extremely dumb ones )


the rest of seems to prove that crashing drones causes no damage to anything but the drone
and you will be charged for crashing it
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby joeseph » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:32 am

I'm suprised that the Air New Zealand website CRASH hasn't started a CAA investigation already...
probably too many CPU cycles killed in the race along the busway.
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Re: Is GoPro now a no-go? (29 Sep, 2017)

Postby roygbiv » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:49 pm

GoPro have created a great market with their use of technology. But, they will go the way IBM did with the personal computer in 1980s. Someone else made them smaller, cheaper and better. I think they will remain market leaders certainly in name for the time being but in the future it will be a product that will be referred to as a brand name the same as 'Hoover' is often used instead of vacuum cleaner.
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