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The terrestrial bandwidth provider market is locked up. The cost of infrastructure limits competition, many municipalities grant monopoly contracts, if you live in an apartment building you likely have to take whatever the building owner has chosen. So unless Apple goes wireless, they're not going to make a dent in the entrenched cable/fiber provider powers. The agreements between cable providers and content creators are bizarre and designed to keep both parties in...
This. Beauty and elegance are just as important as functionality. Apple's competitors never seem to understand this. There's a quote from Bill Gates in the All Things Digital interview they did together where he says, "I wish I had Steve's taste." - Jasen.
For those of you complaining about the lack of features in the nano, Motorola announces MOTOACTV. 8GB $250 16GB $299 Bluetooth, ANT+, and GPS. Runs Android. - Jasen.
Death comes for us all. But modern society has pushed dying to the periphery. It is good to occasionally contemplate death and our mortality. Rev. 1:17-18
Why should they be? All those things you listed add complexity and cost. If Apple is selling enough with the current features to be profitable, then they're happy. How many more nanos would they sell with ANT+? How much would GPS cost and how much would it shorten battery life? If all those things were good selling points, some other manufacturer like Samsung or Garmin could do it. No one is competing with Apple in the same product space so why should they add to the...
I like that the Mickey Mouse watch face is live on the nano product page. It'd be nice if Apple would release an SDK for the nano so developers could create their own watch faces or other goodies that would fit - like alarms. Certainly the jump from $129 to $199 for a touch is not enough to keep people from buying a touch rather than a nano. But there must be a big enough audience that likes the small form-factor. - Jasen.
Yes. As the parent of a 7 year old girl, I am painfully aware of Disney's grip on the youth market. (My wife is also a Disney-cultist.) Kids that age don't care much about all the complex things adults and hardcore gamers do. They just want to play with the characters in their world. We've played the Disney Princess and Tangled games over and over and over. Disney should be able to churn out Princess games with simple but immersive gameplay and make a killing. They already...
HP spinning off Agilent was utter madness. Everything since then has been the consequences of that terrible mistake playing out.Here's Agilent's CEO's bio:"Sullivan, who was senior vice president and general manager of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG) before being named COO, joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1976 and during the course of his career, developed considerable expertise in telecommunications, data communications and computers. In 1995, he was...
Maybe HP will fall far enough that Agilent can buy them and reclaim the HP name. I worked for HP briefly during the Fiorina regime. So sad to see such a great company mismanaged into oblivion. - Jasen.
The Slashdot story: http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/0...Android-Tablet Personally, I think this could work. GameStop is going to have a controller for their tablet. If they have a decent online store or XBox Live-type experience, and sell games designed to work with their controller, I think they could distinguish their brand and provide a reason for people to identify GameStop with gaming on Android. Maybe they could make their XBox Live-clone free for a year if...
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