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More on Apple's (AAPL) Internet radio plans: Apple's service will reportedly feature iAds and...

More on Apple's (AAPL) Internet radio plans: Apple's service will reportedly feature iAds and only work on iOS and Mac OS gear. However, Apple is also said to be interested in offering "a greater degree of interactivity" than what Pandora and other Internet radio providers can support, should studios allow it to. Mobile streaming now makes up over 70% of Pandora's (P) listening time, and much of it involves iOS devices.
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  • kevin1533
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    wow this could be big. wasnt even thinkin about this with buzz bout iphone,tv..
    6 Sep 2012, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • coolshaps
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    ties into their ecosystem.

     

    to be honest, I'd rather use an AAPL music stream than Pandora, because I like AAPL.

     

    also, when you hear a song, you just click buy, and don't have to worry about opening up an app or a website, it will just buy it.

     

    i want to invest big before the showcase but don't want to get burned in case something bad happens.
    6 Sep 2012, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    The late sainted Steve Job's price fixing scheme that looted billions from American consumers falls apart...

     

    http://wapo.st/Rr0asd

     

    Apple as a company is perhaps the closest I've seen to the Japanese Yakuza. Having patented (and currently suing Samsung) for "text correction", I have zero doubt that Apple will patent streaming media over the internet and demand hefty royalties. I'd like to see the AAPL fanbois describe why they would invest in a company where the top management got caught in multi billion dollar fraud.
    6 Sep 2012, 09:42 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    Short P on the news, but i fail to see how this is going to help Apple make money.
    6 Sep 2012, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    for consumers it adds another layer of take your music with you with the Pandora-ability to create your own playlists. For a business it adds an interesting possiblity for Podcasts and academics the iTunes University.

     

    For instance, my wife podcasts her university lectures to her students, what if a business/university had Pandora like capabilities, say for training, ah the possibilities given BYOD! The infrastructure just shifted to the Apple ecosystem. No doubt these services already exists separately now, but to have them under the same roof and then you have the intregration across productivity apps, hmmm?
    7 Sep 2012, 01:48 AM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    Still dont see how Apple makes money here. Pandora gets no economies of scale because they pay a royalty everytime the song is played. Why would Apple want to shift out of its very high margin business of selling hardware, into this lower margin business of internet radio. Anyone with an iPhone can already use the Pandora app, so its not like this is a new feature. Seems like they're trying to protect iTunes more than anything else.
    7 Sep 2012, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • smoothcr3minql
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    wonder if apple can decide to buy spotify, or some other startup like songza and tie in with itunes store...
    7 Sep 2012, 12:25 AM Reply Like
  • TomZack
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    Still working off the Jobs play book
    7 Sep 2012, 12:42 AM Reply Like
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