Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in September

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  • Reply 21 of 33
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 1,954member
    lkrupp said:
    jensonb said:
    One of its biggest problems (besides the obvious): the name. What the hell sort of brand name is "Milk"?
    It must be an Asian thing. Translations between English and Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc. must often get mangled somehow. Asian games, advertisements, comics, animations come across as “WTF” when it comes to naming. Anybody remember “All your bases are belong to us”?
    The "all your base" thing is bad translation. The "Milk" thing is likely cultural misunderstanding (by which party, I don't know).  
    jensonb
  • Reply 22 of 33
    Oh no, Milk is shutting down!? What about the current users? Both of them are going to be pretty upset about it!
    latifbpjbdragon
  • Reply 23 of 33
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 1,954member
    lkrupp said:
    jensonb said:
    One of its biggest problems (besides the obvious): the name. What the hell sort of brand name is "Milk"?
    It must be an Asian thing. Translations between English and Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc. must often get mangled somehow. Asian games, advertisements, comics, animations come across as “WTF” when it comes to naming. Anybody remember “All your bases are belong to us”?
    The "all your base" thing is bad translation. The "Milk" thing is likely cultural misunderstanding (by which party, I don't know).  
  • Reply 24 of 33
    jbdragonjbdragon Posts: 1,988member
    Well they tried to offer their own service and try to make money after the sale, but with Android, Google is really the only winner.
  • Reply 25 of 33
    I can't believe something called Milk Music didn't survive.
    jbdragon
  • Reply 26 of 33
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Bit-by-bit Samsung realises it's not Apple.
    This. 

    You walk into an exam knowing full well that you haven't done any prep. Not to worry though; you have a cunning plan. You're going to sit by the smartest guy in the class and copy bits of his paper. You know that he writes more slowly  than you because he's a bit of a thinker; you reckon you can just snatch a few paragraphs here and there and cobble together a decent paper, even if your writing styles are completely different. Along the way, you can make your paper look more original by adding fluff that hasn't really got anything to do with the subject at hand, but  should be enough to impress the examiners. 

    You are shocked when you score an 'F'. 
    You're revising history again. When did Apple Music launch? When did Milk Music launch? Samsung wasn't competing with Apple, it was trying to cut into the share of the market leader - Spotify, or the default option, Google. Everything Samsung does is in terms of services is to reduce reliance on Android.

    Your analogy is wrong. Apple isn't doing well on the test because it has the best ideas, it is eating into Spotify because it owns the platform. It copies as much as Samsung does.
    when did rumors begin that Apple was getting into music? we've seen this pattern before -- rumors percolate, Samsung scrambles to market, Apple releases later. 
    edited August 2016 cali
  • Reply 27 of 33
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    Rayz2016 said:
    This. 

    You walk into an exam knowing full well that you haven't done any prep. Not to worry though; you have a cunning plan. You're going to sit by the smartest guy in the class and copy bits of his paper. You know that he writes more slowly  than you because he's a bit of a thinker; you reckon you can just snatch a few paragraphs here and there and cobble together a decent paper, even if your writing styles are completely different. Along the way, you can make your paper look more original by adding fluff that hasn't really got anything to do with the subject at hand, but  should be enough to impress the examiners. 

    You are shocked when you score an 'F'. 
    You're revising history again. When did Apple Music launch? When did Milk Music launch? Samsung wasn't competing with Apple, it was trying to cut into the share of the market leader - Spotify, or the default option, Google. Everything Samsung does is in terms of services is to reduce reliance on Android.

    Your analogy is wrong. Apple isn't doing well on the test because it has the best ideas, it is eating into Spotify because it owns the platform. It copies as much as Samsung does.
    Milk Music was announced after rumors surfaced that Apple Music was coming. They scrambled like they usually do.

    This company is so pathetic they copy rumors and try to be first to copy.

    Until companies stop releasing Mac, iPhone and iPad knockoffs I wouldn't dare say "Apple copies as much", that's just delusional.


    williamlondon
  • Reply 28 of 33
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,556member
    Rayz2016 said:
    This. 

    You walk into an exam knowing full well that you haven't done any prep. Not to worry though; you have a cunning plan. You're going to sit by the smartest guy in the class and copy bits of his paper. You know that he writes more slowly  than you because he's a bit of a thinker; you reckon you can just snatch a few paragraphs here and there and cobble together a decent paper, even if your writing styles are completely different. Along the way, you can make your paper look more original by adding fluff that hasn't really got anything to do with the subject at hand, but  should be enough to impress the examiners. 

    You are shocked when you score an 'F'. 
    You're revising history again. When did Apple Music launch? When did Milk Music launch? Samsung wasn't competing with Apple, it was trying to cut into the share of the market leader - Spotify, or the default option, Google. Everything Samsung does is in terms of services is to reduce reliance on Android.

    Your analogy is wrong. Apple isn't doing well on the test because it has the best ideas, it is eating into Spotify because it owns the platform. It copies as much as Samsung does.
    My God you're right! I'll try again. 

    You need an idea for a project that'll win you first prize at the school science fair. You don't have one, but you hear two nerds talking in the toilet. They said that the smartest kid in school is planning to build a rocket. You haven't seen it, you have no idea what kind of rocket, but you think if you can get to show your rocket first at the science fair you'll win first prize. 

    You build your rocket as fast as you can and show up early to the science fair so you can show it first. 

    The smartest kid in school waits to see how everyone else's rocket performs and makes adjustments before showing his own. 

    However, he doesn't take any cues from your performance because your rocket engine failed and only succeeded in setting fire to the principle's pants. 
  • Reply 29 of 33
    roakeroake Posts: 621member
    So ends an era of Samsung trying to milk the music industry...
    jbdragon
  • Reply 30 of 33
    roakeroake Posts: 621member
    lkrupp said:
    jensonb said:
    One of its biggest problems (besides the obvious): the name. What the hell sort of brand name is "Milk"?
    It must be an Asian thing. Translations between English and Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc. must often get mangled somehow. Asian games, advertisements, comics, animations come across as “WTF” when it comes to naming. Anybody remember “All your bases are belong to us”?
    There used to be a Chinese food restaurant named, "Fried Rice, Etc.". Not a translation issue, and one could argue succinctly gets across the idea of what they sell, none of which apple to Milk.  These people need to get some English speakers to review the names.
  • Reply 31 of 33
    jakebjakeb Posts: 557member
    Yeah, when I think music, I think Samsung. Not. 
    And if I don't think of Samsung, I think of milk. Nothing cooler than a musical dairy.
  • Reply 32 of 33
    'Milk streaming'?

    Yuck.
  • Reply 33 of 33
    Rayz2016 said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    This. 

    You walk into an exam knowing full well that you haven't done any prep. Not to worry though; you have a cunning plan. You're going to sit by the smartest guy in the class and copy bits of his paper. You know that he writes more slowly  than you because he's a bit of a thinker; you reckon you can just snatch a few paragraphs here and there and cobble together a decent paper, even if your writing styles are completely different. Along the way, you can make your paper look more original by adding fluff that hasn't really got anything to do with the subject at hand, but  should be enough to impress the examiners. 

    You are shocked when you score an 'F'. 
    You're revising history again. When did Apple Music launch? When did Milk Music launch? Samsung wasn't competing with Apple, it was trying to cut into the share of the market leader - Spotify, or the default option, Google. Everything Samsung does is in terms of services is to reduce reliance on Android.

    Your analogy is wrong. Apple isn't doing well on the test because it has the best ideas, it is eating into Spotify because it owns the platform. It copies as much as Samsung does.
    My God you're right! I'll try again. 

    You need an idea for a project that'll win you first prize at the school science fair. You don't have one, but you hear two nerds talking in the toilet. They said that the smartest kid in school is planning to build a rocket. You haven't seen it, you have no idea what kind of rocket, but you think if you can get to show your rocket first at the science fair you'll win first prize. 

    You build your rocket as fast as you can and show up early to the science fair so you can show it first. 

    The smartest kid in school waits to see how everyone else's rocket performs and makes adjustments before showing his own. 

    However, he doesn't take any cues from your performance because your rocket engine failed and only succeeded in setting fire to the principle's pants. 
    So in your example, the smartest kid is Spotify? You don't mention the richest kid in school, Apple, throwing together a rocket after everyone else has and doing a pretty bad job of it but advertising it better
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