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My first Mac was in 1984 when they had the 'test drive a Macintosh' campaign. One thing Steve jobs realized early on was the loyalty of their customers. Very few Mac users ever switched back to windows. He knew that once people used the product they would love. He knew the problem was with the distribution model. The retail sales model has price as the #1 factor in the purchasing decision. Apple's competitive advantage was not price. The solution was to vertically...
Apple could create a digital newsstand for publishers - magazine and newspapers. Part of the iBookstore. I think I'll patent this 'idea'.
I would be surprised if publishers get any where near 70% of the newsstand price. Distributors and retailers probably take half the price.
I believe that Steve said iTunes does not make any money because the profits are invested back into the infrastructure. Didn't they just spend a billion dollars on a server farm in North Carolina? Now we know what they did with their 30%. As far as Netflix is concerned, it is available in Canada. Last I checked they didn't have any movies worth renting. There are probably some licensing issues which prevent them from offering anything new. I would think that they still...
95% of lawyers give the rest a bad name!
The electric utilities. Without them we wouldn't be having this conversation.
The cable companies are also the Internet providers. If you use one service to replace the other, the cost will just go up. So why not a set top box and Atv all in one? A device that they could sell to consumers as well as to the cable companies for rent. They just rent out someone else's box now? As long as it is not seen as a threat to their cable business.
There was a story here a few days ago about the porn industry switching from flash to html 5. That is the nail in the coffin for flash. Game over. Just like VHS/beta, blu-ray/hddvd, when the porn industry takes sides, it's over. You should have seen the look on the girls face at best buy when I said this. She was speechless.
Grooveshark. It's a free service.
I once read that Microsoft had more lawyers than programmers. Apple will be there soon. They should start to counter-sue claiming defamation. I would think the Apple brand is very valuable. They have a lot of money to tie up these people in expensive litigation for years.
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