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 It's probably a deal like the car dashboards that car makers are including in their cars (whatever that Apple technology is called). It will be the AppleTV interface available via TVs sold by current manufacturers. There's already that one TV out there that has the AppleTV features.
We are finding that, like a lot of people, we don't have time to watch and might only watch Netflix once a week, which is the case now. But it is cheap enough to hang onto to watch shows here and there. Sometimes you feel you need to watch something to justify the cost of paying it. Household size matters: We have five people and it's likely each of us watches NF a least once a week. It would be nice if NF RAISED its prices to afford better programming. It's not bad now,...
Cable feels like a ripoff at the same time, despite the economy of scale to package 200 channels together. It would be nice to know how much Comcast is making. Money hand over fist, of course. This breakup may be a way of chipping away at the power of Comcast. When corporations get too big, they get too weird and customers are completely powerless in getting improvements in service. For instance, I ended up on an HP mailing list. When I went to unsubscribe, they said it...
This might turn out like the hard liquor change in Washington state. Voters approved a law that would take the liquor stores away from the state and allow stores to sell hard alcohol. Sure, you can get alcohol now in more locations than before, but the price of alcohol went up as the state still wanted even more taxes on booze. It will probably come to pass that if you want all of the channels provided by cable and got them a la carte, it would probably cost $300-$500 a...
Better for a lot of people to just skip the live streams and follow the announcements on twitter or a blog. Invectives are very distracting. If people hear a slam on another company or competitor's product, they are more inclined to wonder why the person is slamming the other company and seem like the other product may have something compelling. It's a total distraction. Steve Jobs seemed to throw a few body slams, but they were quick and he seemed to quickly move on to...
yes, $399 is too expensive for a mini. We picked up a regular mini this summer at Best Buy for $199. That' was the magic price point. $299 for a retina mini seems pretty decent. Of course, it doesn't matter if the retina is a fabulous tablet. $399 for 16 GB is a joke. Apple loves its $_99.00 price points for everything with $100 increments. All their products have to have the pricing paradigm and have a gross margin of about 50%. Back in the day (20-30 years ago), gross...
Oh, yeah. We were at a dinner the other night and the hosts had iPhone 6+s. Wow. Those things are huge. Certainly no need for an iPad mini or regular iPad for a lot of people if they have that huge phone. Looks great for reading. Unfortunately, the 6+ not well suited for runners, although someone is bound to come up with an iPhone 6+ runner's carrier/backpack/thigh hugger holster deal-ee-bob.
Large corporations really put the screws to suppliers. If people do a little reading around, they will see the oppressive contracts. It's not different from employers taking advantage of employees because of a scarcity of jobs. It seems when corporations get really big, they seem set out to screw others. Comcast and Chase are an example.
Why not, it's been way too long. Why would they say something like that? It's been way too long. Admitting fault? I recall a time when the company used to revamp it's announcement styles (images/graphs, etc). But it seems like nothing has changed for years. Starting to look a little stale.
One rich band got richer at the expense of everyone else.   As someone on some podcast said, "People don't value free." People will usually value what they pay for.   For instance, a friend's uncle put a fridge out on the street and put a sign that said, "Free". It sat there for days. Then one day he put a sign that said, "$50", and that night the fridge disappeared.
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