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 Or, you target the 10% of the world population that control 70% of the gross domestic product.    Tim Cook needs to ask himself if he wants _Apple_ to be like Sotheby's.. a 270 year old company.  Sotheby's does quite well NOT trying to be everyone's auctioneer.
 you equate market share with winning.   in a capital market, profit share is winning. To your take weak sauce analogy and twist it correctly and prove your logic wrong..... Why didn't the broncos play in the RoseBowl, the cotton bowl, the pro bowl, the iron bowl, the toilet bowl... because they didn't have to win _EVERY_ game, and in fact, in playing every game you weaken your self for the the important game.    The broncos don't have a minor league team, a junior high...
3% with a minimum $.30 charge makes sense;-).   To me the marketing is if Apple can significantly lower fraud.  If your loss rate for CC fraud is 5% and Apple drives it under 1% (80% reduction), the on a million dollar business thats 40K a year.  If retail is a $200 Billion a year in the US (Comscore has 2012 at 186B), and the G10 effectively add 3X that.   800B, Apple aims for 10%... 3.5% of that... 2.8B in revenues.  50% margins.   1.4B in profits.  Nice little side...
iPhones have a 2 year half life in the G20 world, and the tech-engaged buy top of the line.  by 2017, 75% of the iphones will have TouchID, 50% could have NFC.   I'm not advocating for NFC nor think it's a winner, but iPhones are not G5 iMacs....  The turn over, especially in the 'spenders' space' [those that would most use a phone based mobile payment system a lot], will drive adoption quickly. For me, the key is that first step... TouchID enablement.  Once that is done,...
  I've been saying once TouchID is enabled on all iPad Minis, iPad Airs, and top of the line iPhones...  you've just 1) created a smart credit card that never actually uses CC info on the wire [just encrypted tokens], that2) identifies the 'card device' and the 'device holder' as well as the 'vendor' establishing bidirectional, one time trust, and3) with simple timestamps, eliminated replay events... thus 4) if you trust 'iOS' and 'Apple' for encryptions and PKI, there  is...
It's not in its infancy... more like it hasn't had it's great convergence yet.   And Nest while a compelling simple interface, doesn't scale well to 'real' automation problems, which unlike heating and cooling, are less about 'learning' and more about integrating several systems and their rules into a cohesive set of expected outcomes, and also a whole much of real mechanical issues (integrating with blinds, windows, pumps, etc)  My guess is that Apple doesn't want to be a...
late in the game (working in a classified network during the day), but this. Once you register your 'nest' with Nest using a google account, and look at the sort of data Nest will be playing with- utilities- environmentals (is it cold where you live?  hot?)- safety/security- activity patterns- home automationThis sort of information is gold for google to link to you (and your children's) profile, and crowdsourcing as well (the geo data... you're looking at a nielsen's...
I think O365 will lock messaging into the M$ecosystem, but where I am looking at 'next gen' corporations will be:A. outsourcing messagingB. Building Virtual Desktops for legacy appsC. BYODD. Building mobile apps for everything new. As soon B happens, Windows goes the way of the 3270emulator.  As soon as A and C gain momentum, The rest of M$ enterprise is 'just another middleware'  and D will cause businesses to look at what people are buying (and what fits securely [and...
True Dat - on both counts.
There is a reason for Apple to maintain distinct 'choices' and not cloud the decisions of it's client base.   You want a 'phone' or a 'tablet' but you don't see apple making their clients brain hurt with 'phablet'  . And I'll double down against any crossing that chasm in that direction.   I will bet you that there will crossover points... big phone (6") and small tablet (8"),   Big tablet (12"), Small laptop (13"), dedicated media center (iTV) and shared device...
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