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You don't open a store somewhere just because you think you should be there. As others have said, you look at the markets, you look at the Apple resellers that are there, you look at the available locations, etc. Apple's retail store strategy has been brilliant - the most successful retail strategy ever (according to Wall Street). The most sales in the shortest time of any chain of retail stores. And you know better how they should do it? If you don't take care about what...
Isn't that a Chuck Berry song?
I'm taking the article for what it says - quoting "unnamed studio executives." There's always the possibility it's not true, of course, but it does reflect exactly what Jobs said after negotiations broke down (with the additional info on dynamic pricing). All the info together leads to the conclusion (for me) that Universal was trying to get $4.99 TV shows, then lying about it afterwards to put the blame for failed negotiations on Apple. Remember, if you use an iPod you're...
"The Reporter, however, adds a bit more color on the matter, citing sources who say "it wasn't Apple but NBC Universal that was being stubborn in their previous negotiation stalemate." Specifically, those sources say NBC was pushing to not only test a $4.99 price point, but also to institute dynamic pricing -- an experimental model that re-calibrates (or taxes up) prices on the fly based on consumer demand for a particular piece of media." After the negotiations...
What's up with you - why so much venom? It's not just a speedbump - it's new chips that use probably 25% less power, thus run coooler (and faster) and use noticeably less battery power, thus running longer per charge, etc. etc. Hopefully these improvements will be significant in addition to the speedbump. For the MacBook, it's also a case redesign, possibly aluminum with better touchpad, keyboard, etc..
To live2learn: Thanks for your post.
The name "Mighty Mouse" should really be owned by the estate of Andy Kaufman. He made the best use of it.
I feel your pain.
"The Canadian developer of the GeekBench testing suite notes that its test sees the Intel Penryn-based system outpacing its 2.8GHz ancestor by slightly more than 7 percent." It's not comparing the 3.06 GHz Mac to its ancestor, but to the newly released 2.8 GHz model. So for a just over a 9% increase in processor speed, it's showing a 7% performance increase, at least in these tests.
"Apple on Thursday expanded its presence in Texas by revealing that it will transfer 174 jobs from its Elk Grove, California call center to its Austin location." Great - more call center workers that speak a language ordinary Americans can't understand.
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