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So basically, if you want to buy a ton of these for your business or school, you are locked into a 3 year contract. That's a minimum of $720 per machine for education and $1008 for business. For a machine with specs the same or worse than a 16GB iPad - but one that can't install local Applications. Hmm. I guess the argument must be that support costs drop - but of course they will, if the machine can't run the bespoke software your school or business has created and...
Maybe it is time to resurrect the "I'm a Mac" Ads. PC guy could show up dressed in a raincoat and dark glasses saying he's joined Google because of all the cool spy gear they gave him. Mac guy could become "iPad Guy". I'm sure there would be a ton of creative and funny angles on comparing the two on privacy. Data mining and Ads is Google's Vista. Time to turn up the heat..... Any funny ideas for "Google Guy" versus "iPad Guy" Ads?
Appleinsider - please please please PLEASE stop mixing multiple stories into one article. Looking for comments on the Amazon news inside all the chatter about The Queen is MADDENING! STOP IT!!! It makes the comments confused and pointless.
I wish Daniel would add a column to these tables: Number of handset models produced. Listing " 1 " next to Apple would really counterpoint the other data.
Is it really worth suing Amazon? That's a lot of free publicity they are going to get. Without it, their store might just wither on the vine of fragmentation.
The table below illustrates how the general principle of Apple's IAP Fees works, it's just set too high. The chart shows the relative costs and fees associated with selling a $10 magazine on the 3 different channels - iOS, Android and Web. The first chart shows the revenue with the Apple IAP fee at 30%, the second table shows the effect with it at 20%. It has Android fees set at 10% as per Google's recent announcement. I've made the following assumptions: [1] That...
Aren't we forgetting that magazines and newspapers do not receive the same level of visibility as books do via iBooks. They currently either publish their own app (like 'The Australian' newspaper or 'Wired') or they sit inside a virtual news shelf like the Zinio app. Wouldn't a magazine or newspaper publisher expect similar exposure in iOS that books receive - in return for a 30% cut? There are no "Mags" or "Newspapers" buttons in iTunes and there are no Apple created...
Aren't we forgetting that magazines and newspapers do not receive the same level of visibility as books do via iBooks. They currently either publish their own app (like The Australian newspaper) or they sit inside a virtual news shelf like the Zinio app. Wouldn't a magazine or newspaper publisher expect similar exposure in return for a 30% cut? There are no "Mags" or "News" buttons in iTunes and there are no Apple created iMags or iNews Apps. Shouldn't there be?
Hypothetical Situation: I create a free iOS App to read e-magazines sold on my website. 3 questions: QUESTION 1: Can I replace my "Buy on website" button with a big message, saying "Buy magazines from our website URL"? QUESTION 2: We decide to fall into line and introduce IAPs. If the economics of the sale of an issue of a magazine were this: Bought-on-website issue sells for $10. Costs are $2. We give 75% of margin to the author and publisher = $6. We...
This decision might have more to do with Microsoft and HP than Microsoft and Nokia. If you remember, the perceived wisdom (i.e. What worked for Apple) is that you have to control hardware software and store. Microsoft looked to HP to deliver the hardware partnership with the HP Slate - remember Steve Ballmer holding one up pre-iPad? What actually happened is that HP also had the same conclusion and decided to go with webOS instead. And now we see HP releasing the Pre3 and...
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