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 Many reasons: 1) An iPad looks better.2) The few $100s extra an iPad costs will be more than made up in the lower development costs.3) They are easier to maintain.4) A developer can develop an app for the iPad, and storeowners can continue updating (so they aren't exposed to security holes) and the apps are almost certainly gonna continue working, since Apple is really good with BC in iOS. But really, #2 it is. The money saved in developing and maintaining an iOS app as...
My biggest problem with Groupon is how it skews Foursquare and Yelp reviews. Especially smaller businesses struggle to handle the large influx of Groupon users, who then leave a bunch of 1 star reviews, making some really good restaurants, etc. look bad. Of course, the small business should have known better, but a lot of them get fooled by Groupon's really good salespeople. And their business suffers massively because of it. Besides, I am amazed how entitled the Groupon...
Agreed. Maybe they should take that $3.2Bn and buy Foursquare, instead of junk like Beats.
If I want to meet more than 1 person, it is way more cumbersome to dial both, and coordinate their times, and agree upon locations. This seems like it will make the process far easier and friendlier.
AppleApple never denied the Apple HDTV. Yet you can't but it anywhere.The fact that Apple has not even given a no comment is good indications that this is BS.
John Gruber says the rights aren't transferable. If so then this is just a bad acquisition by Apple. More likely, it is a BS rumor.
This! The iTunes ecosystem is one of Apple's greatest strengths. It is the most user friendly music ecosystem on the planet. Spotify greatly damages that because the appeal of free on demand music is far greater than that of a great user experience. Despite the fact that its software is dogcrap and the policies are draconian (wonder where all the anti-DRM freaks are these days?).iTunes needs a Spotify like service and beats may be the only way to get there. If so, it is...
Not if it is the only way Apple can acquire those licenses. Note, I am speculating here because I cannot for the life of me see any other way Beats is worth that much. That being said, keep in mind the 3bn figure may be a leak from a Beats investor in an attempt to increase its perceived value.
Their Beats Music music service has been well reviewed. Also, as I suggest in my earlier comment, Apple has been rumored to have trouble acquiring licenses to music catalogs from the record companies in order to create a Spotify competitor. This is an indirect way to do just that. Edit: Macrumors seems to think its a play for Beats Music also. That would make a lot more sense to me. Instead of fudging around building a new music service, and spending months negotiating...
Didn't Beats recently release a Spotify like service? It has gotten some pretty good reviews.   However, more importantly, from Apple's perspective, it has a license from the record companies to deliver music on demand, unlike iRadio. And there have been rumors that the record companies do not want to give Apple the license to offer a Spotify like service.   Keeping that in mind, this is most likely an acquisition for the licenses to create a Spotify competitor, than...
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