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Apple wont take this quietly - expect some interesting moves from 1 Infinite Loop...http://prastalk.blogspot.com/2010/04...er-google.html
Dont forget the following things - - Apple has to pay for Bandwidth, storage, etc., even on the Free Apps, where they make nothing - Apple only gets paid for the first download of a paid app - zilch for upgrades. - Credit Card companies would be eating up 2% of the payments. 2% seems small, but from Apple's perspective, 7% (2% of 30%) of the money they get goes to the Card processors. Not a tiny sum by any means. - Bandwidth, Storage, Hardware, Employees are not exactly...
This is just a question of time. Google's purchase of AdMob currently gives it the ability to freeload on the AppStore. I dont think people realize how much Google benefits from AdMob - the thing is, AdMob actually makes more money from the AppStore than Apple does! Apple makes zero money off the free apps, which constitute most of the apps and downloads. It also makes zilch out of all the upgrades to already paid apps - but still has to bear the download and other bills....
This wont stop - just delay the inevitable. They say nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. In this case, it is just a question of time before all the parts of the equation fall in place, and Apple (or someone else) can offer an iTunes or NetFlix like business model for TV Shows. For Live News, it is actually already better to access online - because you get to choose what news stories you want to watch, how much detail you want on these stories, etc. For Live...
Amazon has a service called Amazon Remembers - where they keep track of what you bought, what you searched for, what others who bought/searched for the same things also bought, etc. They collect this information, use it to display other products that you might be interested in, have all your personal information - including your address, all the people you buy gifts for, what products/brands you are interested in, etc. They even have very good idea of your income level...
Exactly - the $85 covers the cost of the content, plus the cost of delivering it. Apple will sell you the content for $30, and you can use your existing internet pipes for delivery. This model is similar to the model used by Vonage to undercut Verizon. Of course there are other reasons as to why Vonage is cheaper, but the single biggest reason is because Vonage does not have to lay cables to your door. At the end of the day, bandwidth is a commodity - whether it is Verizon...
This TV subscription model has been in the works for quite some time, and this is not the first iteration of this model. What we see as $30 per month, is only the final cost to the consumer. Quite obviously, it will be tough for Apple to replace a cable TV bill costing $85 per month, with a $30 per month offering. The reason Apple is able to do this, is because of the way this is going to be implemented. This is part of a very big push by both Apple and Google, where...
Microsoft has come out with an ad that completely avoids mentioning the main product of Microsoft (Vista). Quite obviously, they avoid mentioning Vista for a reason - they dont want to play up Vista too much, because it has very bad image in the market. So they decide to focus on a partner's (HP's) product, and a competitor's product. But wait a minute -- HP's machine runs the very same Vista that even Microsoft is too ashamed to associate with! Why on earth should...
I dont know if it is currently, but shouldnt manipulation for ideological reasons also be treated as illegal activity. Maybe you dont benefit monetarily directly from your stock manipulation - but bashing a company/stock also has other ramifications. I have seen enough "fud" around Apple, with incorrect information being put out shamelessly by a variety of players. Not just Cramer, even Gartner, RBC, and lot of other people are guilty of throwing fud around just to...
Apple can and should "threaten" a potential lawsuit over the multi-touch features of the Pre - and at the same time indicate clearly that Palm has no leg to stand on - in terms of a countersuit. The important thing about Patent suits is that you have to be actively protecting your patent. You cant be seen delaying for 2 years, and then filing suit just in response to a suit filed by Apple. Apple can easily have a potential suit from Palm disposed very quickly with just...
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