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  • Microsoft strikes ad deal with AOL/Verizon; Bing to power AOL search [View news story]
    I realize that soda sales are down and everything else wrong with that analogy I was just trying to make a point, the business that Microsoft is 2nd fiddle to Apple in is growing while all the other businesses that Microsoft leads Apple in are shrinking.
    Jun 30, 2015. 03:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft strikes ad deal with AOL/Verizon; Bing to power AOL search [View news story]
    Phones is a big thing to be be second fiddle in, especially considering that Apple's iPhone business is bigger than all of Microsoft. This is kind of like saying Coke is only bigger than Pepsi in soda. The other areas Microsoft beats Apple in aren't that big of a deal compared to the phone/mobile business.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google misses out on Apple's transaction fees [View news story]
    @David Wait are you saying Apple doesn't collect data about their users? They kind of have to to make their products good, it would be annoying to keep getting iTunes recommendations from a song you already bought from iTunes
    Jun 7, 2015. 09:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google misses out on Apple's transaction fees [View news story]
    As of right now this is a tiny market, Apple has 2 thirds of this market but these type of payments are only 4% of in-store sales. Whole Foods said that 2% of their sales were Apple Pay in March. It will be an interesting fight because the retailers know that if they don't implement Apple Pay nobody will but their cart back and decide not to purchase the items they came in for, they will just pull out a credit card and pay the old fashioned way
    Jun 7, 2015. 08:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google misses out on Apple's transaction fees [View news story]
    Do you realize Apple, or Microsoft or whatever you use collect data on you too, it's not like they throw it away?
    Jun 7, 2015. 08:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CBS sets streaming Showtime offering for July launch on Apple devices [View news story]
    There are these types of connections everywhere, a former Disney executive sits on NFLX's board. And Apple isn't rumored to do a Netflix type service, actually Les Moonves of CBS said Apple is trying to do with Sling is doing with having a small bundle of channels for a cheap price, nothing like Netflix which offers a small number of shows/movies for a cheap price.
    Jun 7, 2015. 04:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple cancels plans to unveil new Apple TV at WWDC [View news story]
    Don't know why people are getting up over the word canceled, inside Apple they planned to introduce this device at WWDC they then canceled those plans until the everything is 100% isn't not a good or bad thing, it just happened
    Jun 6, 2015. 01:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple cancels plans to unveil new Apple TV at WWDC [View news story]
    @bjnflicks
    Apple does NOT have 700 users, that may be the total number of iOS devices sold but 1 device does not equal 1 user. A single person could own an iPhone and iPad, or have bought multiple iPads since the orignal 2010 release date. You could point to the 100 million or so credit cards Apple has on file as "users", keep in mind Amazon also has a similar number of those.
    And why would the content owners be sweating? They are currently getting checks from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Sling, Sony, cable channels, and cable operators.
    Jun 4, 2015. 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple cancels plans to unveil new Apple TV at WWDC [View news story]
    Why would Apple do that, it would be cheaper for them to build their own service?

    And depending on how large of a stake they got in Netflix the content owners could pull out of their original deals and sign new ones with Apple, Hastings said this in a earnings conference call a while back.
    Jun 4, 2015. 09:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple cancels plans to unveil new Apple TV at WWDC [View news story]
    The media companies don't need Apple. They have all the leverage
    Jun 3, 2015. 06:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google unveils Android Pay, Android M, IoT OS, unlimited photo/video storage [View news story]
    When was Google ever a huge product company?
    May 28, 2015. 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon gives Prime users free same-day delivery in 14 metro areas [View news story]
    Usually with Prime they ship the package the day you order it so this doesn't change anything with shipping.
    May 28, 2015. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ESPN letting go of top personality Simmons [View news story]
    Simmons should go independent, but one of these places will overpay for him to make a splash. Simmons' is one of the most popular media members in the business, but that doesn't translate to profits. Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, SB Nation, Deadspin, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports all do more traffic than Grantland. His Grantland Basketball Hour just aired Thursday May 7th and it was the 8th highest rated show on ESPN that day; Pardon the Interruption (930K viewers), 30 For 30: Bad Boys repeat (773K), SportsCenter, (5 editions of SC had higher ratings than GBH, 11 Eastern, 12AM, 6PM, 1 AM and 2AM, they all averaged 581K viewers), Around the Horn (579K), SEC Storied Shaq & Dale repeat (579K), NFL Live (470K) First Take (443K and this aired on ESPN2), Highly Questionable (435K) and finally GBH (431K). GBH had the benefit of a 6PM SC lead-in which had 615K viewers, GBH lost 184K eyeballs. On FS1 what would the ratings of Simmons' special look like 300K-400K at most? Not to mention Fox doesn't have the rights to the NBA, Simmons' favorite sport and the one he's the most knowledgeable on, so that's a weird fit. Bill should go independent and start his own site where he owns everything, have content up for free and charge like $3-5 dollars a month for extra videos and stuff. He won't have corporate money backing him, but he also will be free corporate politics.

    The Simmons' & ESPN partnership was mutually beneficial, Simmons' brought a fresh young voice to ESPN and ESPN gave a lot of money and resources to develop those ideas he had. People will continue to watch the NFL, NBA and MLB on ESPN with Simmons' gone, but how will Simmons' work/creativity suffer without Mickey Mouse's wallet? It will be interesting to find out.

    *Traffic stats from Alexa, Ratings data from Sportstvratings.com
    May 9, 2015. 05:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: Why YouTube Needs Ads-Free Premium Subscription [View article]
    I don't think enough people will pay for a service that eliminates YouTube ads, especially when you can skip YouTube ads if you wait 5 seconds.
    Apr 18, 2015. 10:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Guess Netflix Trades Exclusively On Subscriber Numbers [View article]
    How are subs. like you hurting Netflix? you pay them for nothing.
    Apr 16, 2015. 10:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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