Failed Manufacturer Enters Surveillance

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 19, 2013

Polaroid is one of the most spectacular failures of the century and has become, quite literally, a case study in failure. Now, after two bankruptcies, and partnering with Lady Gaga, Polaroid is targeting the surveillance market. In this note, we examine the positioning of their surveillance products and the potential for success.

Polaroid's Surveillance Offering

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