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As for the future being a war between Google, Apple and facebook (which has announced its "platform" intentions), an interesting conjecture.Anyone want to suggest any other candidates for future hegemony and rank them?Apple's premium strategy and limited number of SKU's may ensure they remain highly profitable and influential, but I'm not ready to write off Google or others in terms of user share (as opposed to market share and profit share - all of which have different...
I'm not saying that would have been a bad move, however, technically, in that case they might have a $600 (or something like it share price right now, but that wouldn't put any acquisition money in their pockets per se. When companies buy back stock, they don't "own" it like shareholders do - it's placed in reserve. In order to benefit from their "investment" in their own shares, they'd have to reissue them in certain size chunks. If they did that they might raise...
Pocket change compared to her acquisitions and the size of HP. MS has spent more just to strangle promising tech they never employed. And HP probably will scrape a bit of useful flesh off the bones even if it never pans out to a big plus.I would.
"nearly as well" Weak!
I'm getting tired of this particular chestnut. I run iTunes on 3 PC's and two Macs, and to me, the experience is hardly different at all. I know it's grown into a giant Swiss Army Knife of a program and is probably loaded with legacy code, but I've invested years in getting to know it, so not going to change 'cos there might something leaner and slicker around. Using iTunes for Win and discovering how cool Apple software was, in fact, was the tipping point that led me...
iAD is part of 4.0's deep plumbing, so they'll certainly only be seen on Apple mobile devices in the beginning. But if they're effective (and they seem well-designed in terms of finding that intersection between those "emotional and interactive" axes Steve defined), isn't it highly likely that someones else will clone the approach, i.e., in Android and Win Phone 7 (and in various ways on Macs and PCs)? And if Apple gets serious about being in the ad biz - the business...
There's another key reason iPhone/Android/Win 7 Phone Series 7 (or whatever it's called) won't be a re-run of Macs/vs PC's. PC's began as a hobbyist phenomenon, and the Apple II (along with the Commodore 64 and others) made them popular and demonstrated their usefulness. Apple had this market. But the EXPLOSION in PC's came not because the tiny Microsoft corporation developed its operating system (or rather bought and somewhat recoded it) - but because the then Monster...
I doubt the device will be called "la iGarniture" in France. However the French do still have a bit of a looong-standing stick up their butt on this whole issue:More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acad%C3...fran%C3%A7aise See you in "Les Movies"....You seem reasonably articulate, so thought you might want to know (if you don't) it's "borne out" - where borne means "carried." "Born out" evokes more the image of a baby literally flying out of a womb to me!
I've disliked most of Apple's product names - or at least not been "wowed" by them for a long time - but over that time I've come to realize just how brilliant they are and how they've aided Apple's resurrection and amazing recent growth.The most important thing about any product name is that it sticks in the public's mind.The second most important thing is that it be referential to an image that evokes something about the product.Which sticks in your mind (and brings the...
Reminds me of the Fantastic Four more-like
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