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 Don't change my words to your foolishness.   Not a rumor.  Fact.  The only reason Apple didn't do it before Beyonce is because that was their testing the waters, and now its tested.  Here's a fact you shouldn't change at your whim:  Apple has already started doing more exclusives, especially first release exclusives a week before available elsewhere.   Currently one (only available as full album) is the #2 album on Soundscan, which is total sales across all outlets in the...
First you have to explain how that has anything to do with it.   The exclusive content netted them a bucketload of sheer profit, and they didn't have to barely raise a finger.  If you want me to prove how all that $$$$ from Beyonce's fans into the Apple coffers via iTunes got them hardware customers that's about as relevant as proving how profits from $75 ipad sleeves got them Apple TV customers.  It's obviously simply not a requirement to prove it much less answer to it.
 I guess the Beyonce iTunes exclusive album, which was iTunes' fastest selling album ever and is the reason they're making overtures for exclusives with other labels (and the reason for this headline) isn't what you would call  "in Apple's history", so I don't know what to tell you.  Maybe you don't consider 3 months ago and headlines in all the trades "history".  Most people would.
    Completely not the case in the many, many discussions I've had while working within the audio industry since digital pirating began, with people on both sides of the coin.  Generally, and across the board, content pirates take content for free because A) they can; B) they can without getting punished;  and  C) because they now feel they are entitled to it if it's available anywhere to pirate from.   It has zero to do with the idea that they would have bought it except...
 But then nothing anyone does matters.  I don't see how piracy becomes more of the equation here.  People who don't pay for their music are completely oblivious to such things as exclusive content or not.
   Possibly, remotely.  But bitcoins are being pushed as currency as well.  It isn't possible for it to ever work at both sides as a non-regulated item of value.   If it is acknowledged as a failure as currency then it may have a slim chance as a speculator's high risk investment.   But as for now, it's more people who feel the need to stick it to their government with a casino player's mentality than anything else.
 That was true weeks ago and isn't true now.  Besides, what good is it if it's possible to find an in-person buyer if it's not a simple, guaranteed to be quick process from the time you decide you want it, and then you have to worry if you have gotten correct advice about that country's version of what's legal and what isn't?    It's possible to find a date on craigslist too.  Doesn't mean it's a great idea to call that # and meet them at the pier.
Exclusive content is definitely the only way Apple will attract users.     It needs to fix the user experience of finding and getting music.  My two daughters used to be very regular users (wife somewhat less) of getting their music there.  All three abandoned it due to the cluttered interface and generally cluttered experience once they realized there were other places they could do what they wanted with less effort.   Me?  I'm just tired of having to download and...
That's a bummer. But c'mon, the new file system looks great. And there are plenty of free pdf marking apps to pass off to.Documents is the best app on my mini. Downloading now. Hope I`m not singing a different tune after the update. : )
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