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At 6 million apps dl'd per day and 2 billion to date, that's 333 days if the number dl'd per day was static. It's not of course and I think their app store went live in March of 2009. That's 3 years they've been selling apps, 34 months actually. The only way RIM could be at 2 billion is if they mandate their employees to dl 50 apps per day each to drive up the number. This press release is simply trying to make the numbers look less bleak and hopefully stave off...
Maybe, but my guess is that there are enough people out there that would rather have an Apple designed and spec'd television set where the whole experience is an Apple experience. The tv manufacturers are already trying their hardest to accomplish their own version of this - so the pairing idea of the Apple tv to a set that has a completely different gui doesn't fit in with what they are trying to do. As far as pricing goes, Apple holds a lot of power in numbers - they've...
You do realize that the greatest subsidies go not to the poor, or women, or racial minorities or healthcare, but to big businesses that push an agenda that sells us all short while proclaiming to be "pro-business" and small government. They don't want small government - unless that means just cutting out the parts they're not selling to / providing for. And as far as pro business goes - they're all in it for themselves. So go watch some more fox news so you can be told...
Or they'll have to start charging more for them, taking away the only "real" advantage they have over the iPad. My guess is that they are not going to see the revenue stream from Fire users that they've built this model on. It's just not a sustainable model, unless they can get enough book sales and proprietary app sales to cover the cost - and I'd hate to be an Amazon accountant trying to determine how and where they're accounting for any recoup in cost.
If I could I would quit the stock buying club I quit 19 years ago because they voted down my choice of Apple for a tech stock. $10,000 in Apple stock would have gone a long way when it was trading around $30. Instead we bought some lame-o company that tanked the following year. I was so pissed and am reminded each time Apple breaks records.
I agree that we all, myself included, find it easier to point out the problems than come up with a viable positive solution. The problem is this, for me at least - RIM has been "staying the course" for the past few years and as much as their new OS has promised relevancy when it releases, they've not been able to hit release dates for just about anything, hardware or software related. If you're a share holder and you hear that they're sticking to plan, the next question...
My former Canadian partner was constantly having problems with his BB - their first iteration with a touch screen, but he still supported them. I can understand that - they created something no one else had at the time and they really were top of the game for years. The problem is they didn't recognize that other companies were going to catch up and quickly pass them. You hate to say it, but they were a one-trick pony. They lived and are dying by their mobile email...
If I were a shareholder, I'd punish them further for being so arrogant even in the end. They drove so much value and talent out of the company that it's almost criminal. I'm sure RIM will continue on, but any further missteps is going to sink the ship. Anyone want to place bets on whether they'll meet timelines for new os and products?
This is what I was told when I had a deal to do a store within a store at Target. The company owners, who incidentally didn't shop at Target (urban metro people with no kids and rich taste) , thought it would potentially hurt the brand and disrupt company stores. They were idiots and had no idea how beneficial it would have been to have 50+ million people walking by their brand. The Target customer is the Apple customer - it's a natural fit. The last time I was at a...
RIM should join up with Sears Holdings. I'd love to hear the co-ceo's explanation for offering this strategy. If it weren't for the moronic wall streeters who stay invested in the company (and the corporate IT departments not wanting to change), RIM would be on the chopping blocks already. Investors are going to give them 2012 to bring better and successful products to market - which they won't of course. Then what? I think as much as RIM is floundering (as is Sears),...
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