Posted: 4 Nov 2009
Date Written: March 5, 2009
In late 2008, Orange (aka France Telecom) must decide if launching Read&Go, an electronic newsstand built around an e-paper reader, would be successful. The case describes: 1) Orange's strategy; 2) the company's new product development process; 3) e-paper technology, which simulates the appearance of printed paper on a screen; 4) consumer demand for e-paper services; 5) potential competitors, including Amazon's Kindle; 6) business model options for Orange's service; and 7) the reactions of French newspapers - crucial content partners - to Orange's proposal.
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