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Yeah... 36 million in a year would be roughly 100,000 watches sold every day.That does seem a little high...
You mean my Motorola smartwatch and Samsung smartphone running Google Android won't really do much with my HP laptop running Microsoft Windows?
"Clinkle" isn't a word. So there is no such thing as a "clinkle sound"The word "tinkle" actually refers to a light metallic sound... but most people would know that it's slang for urinating.I still maintain that "clinkle" is a terrible name.
Ummmm.... Clinkle ?That name might have been part of the problem.I know names are tough to come up with... but that has got to be one of the worst.Meanwhile... Square named their app "Cash"
How cheap is cheap?Plus... Apple can't make it too good... or else people will stop paying $649 for the top model.But it also can't be too bad either... or else it will tarnish Apple's reputation.It's a dangerous game... and that's probably why Apple isn't playing it.I know people hate car analogies here... but indulge me:This is why BMW doesn't make a $16,000 car. They have a standard they'd like to adhere to.Meanwhile... Honda is perfectly happy to sell you a $16,000...
Let's not forget that many (most?) Android phones sold around the world are of the $50 or $100 variety.Those kinds of markets have never been Apple's focus... and I don't think they need to be destroyed.Apple's entry level laptops are $900... while their competitors have laptops for $200. Clearly Apple isn't worried about that.So I don't see why Apple should be worried about the inexpensive phone market either.
Yes... a MAXX version of iPhones and Macbooks!The problem with Mophie-style cases is that while they double the battery life... they more than double the thickness because it's not an integrated solution.The iPhone 6 is 7mm thick.Its compatible Mophie case is 17mm thick. But if Apple designed a bigger battery themselves... the whole device might only be 10mm because it would be built-in. I'd allow it!I feel the same way about the new Macbook. They made it thinner than...
$4/month is certainly cheaper than $10/month... but those "special extra features" are exactly what you pay the higher price for.Rdio Select is a "radio" service with some downloading.... while Rdio Unlimited and Spotify are true "on demand" services with unlimited downloading.I think it's cool that Rdio is now offering a cheaper plan... but it's really a different type of service compared to other full-featured services.Yes... you're paying less... but you're also getting...
The latest reports in May 2015 said Spotify had a $197 million loss in 2014 following a $102 million loss in 2013.I'm assuming these reports are for the entire company... not just in certain markets.Sure... the record companies get paid from the music licensing. But that wasn't what I was talking about originally.My main point this whole time was the fact that Spotify is not profitable... and that VCs have invested over $800 million so far.When do the VCs get their share...
Ah... I see. The record labels got some shares of Spotify early on. They bought 18% of Spotify for $14,000. I never knew that.That was nearly 6 years ago... and long before Spotify got hundreds of millions of dollars in VC funding.My point is... nobody has made money from Spotify yet.Not the record labels with their 18% stake.... nor the investors who have pumped in over $800 million.Spotify will have to earn a profit someday to pay everyone back.There are a few ways...
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