Solved: Uber SWOT AnalysisAdapted from Stone B. 2017. The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the New Silicon Valley are changing the world. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Uber Technological environment
- Wireless transmission networks. A "generation" generally refers to a change in the standards governing the fundamental nature of the transmission technology, peak bit rates, new frequency bands, wider channel frequency bandwidth in Hertz, and higher capacity for many simultaneous data transfers. New mobile generations have appeared about every ten years.1
- Devices. Following the introduction of 2G, IBM demonstrated the first prototype phone enabling functions other than phone calls in 1992. By 1994, BellSouth (a network operator) had demonstrated the touch screen-equipped cell phone “Simon” which could send and receive faxes and emails and included an address book, calendar, appointment scheduler, calculator, world time clock and notepad, as well as other visionary mobile applications such as maps, stock reports and news. In 1995 ATT dubbed Simon a “smart phone.”5 The devices were also prohibitively expensive and primarily targeted enterprise end users, not consumers.6
- Ryan Graves was inexperienced,
- The founders were not involved enough,
- The App is extravagant indulgence for wealthy urbanites (there is a limited market),
- Some investors had had personality conflicts with Travis Kalanick before, and
- Many were wary of the potentially hostile tangle of city and state transportation laws which Uber might confront.