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  • Reed Hastings takes victory lap with Jeff Bewkes in rear-view mirror [View news story]
    If you click on the link you will see that Mr. Hastings says "Minor milestone: last quarter we passed HBO is subscriber revenue ($1.146B vs $1.141B). They still kick our ass in profits and Emmy's, but we are making progress..."
    Aug 8 11:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Did NOT Slay Apple, But It Will Gain Prime Members From Its New 3D Fire Phone [View article]
    You just said why you don't like Android, you didn't say anything about how this ONE phone puts Android/Microsfot to shame. And some of the things you named are subjective:
    "UI looks shamefully obsolete"-opinion
    "too many pixels, too poor audio"- opinion
    "too short battery life"- opinion, the battery on the Galaxy S5 is slightly larger than the one on the Fire Phone. And Amazon hasn't even said how these new features would impact battery life.
    "no gesture controls"- This is available on Galaxys
    "no app store"- The Amazon App Store, 200,000 total apps, is one-fifth of the Google Play App Store, 1 Million apps
    "no media to play" - Movies, Music, TV shows, Books, etc. are available on Google Play.
    "weird incomplete features added on"- opinion
    Jun 20 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Did NOT Slay Apple, But It Will Gain Prime Members From Its New 3D Fire Phone [View article]
    " Amazon's first ever smartphone puts both Microsoft and Google to shame. "
    How is one phone on one carrier in one country doing that?
    Jun 19 11:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon 3D Smartphone Launch: 5 Winners And Losers [View article]
    Apple had a similar 3D feature in iOS that they had to create an off switch for because people complained about dizziness. I don't see this taking off because it is on one carrier in one market, and it is the same price as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxys.

    Also that July 25 release date is too far, something new/better could be announced in the next month before the thing even ships.

    I think this is going to be a bust like Facebook Home, and that phone was cheaper with a huge marketing budget.
    Jun 19 12:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Amazon Could Augment Android And Attract Developers [View article]
    Then why aren't there not many apps for Blackberry? "All" a developers needs to do for that is modify their Android app? That's realtively easy, but nobody is doing that because of the lack of users for the platform.

    And the lack of apps for the platform aren't getting users to purchase those phones.
    Jun 18 11:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon unveils Fire phone [View news story]
    Too expensive, and only on one carrier in one country. I also think they should have released it soon. In July the new iPhone/Android rumors are going to be heavy, and Google has their I/O event next week.

    I think this will experience the same fate as Facebook Home.


    Edit: And how are they going to convince developers to develop for this? Windows Phone has a much larger install base and they still are slow to getting some apps.
    Jun 18 09:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    Windows Phones are cheaper unlocked and have more apps
    Jun 18 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    The product here they are selling is apps, theoretically they would sell other things in the future but they are only selling apps right now.

    And right now Blackberry is having trouble selling phones, how great is the partnership if there aren't any users taking advantage of it?
    http://bit.ly/1jzRoHK
    Jun 18 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    You could download paid Android Apps from Amazon on their Android store. And Blackberry isn't doing so hot, so how can this partnership grow or potentially help Amazon?

    Microsoft has had an exclusive search and map partnership with Blackberry since 2011, that doesn't seem to be turing the tide for Bing.
    Jun 18 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Content experimentation still on the plate at Netflix [View news story]
    What do you mean Netflix's content has had success with viewers and critical success?
    Jun 18 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    meh, the Amazon Appstore has been available for Android since 2011. I don't see this swinging things, or see a major power play coming.

    If it was they probably would have waited until their phone event later today.
    Jun 18 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Amazon Could Augment Android And Attract Developers [View article]
    Microsoft has about 4% market share Amazon should be thrilled to get that considering they are only selling one phone that is only on one carrier. So I don't see how Amazon is going to get enough users.

    And Microsoft doesn't have any market share because they don't have any apps, vicious cycle.
    Jun 18 12:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon 3D Smartphone Launch: 5 Winners And Losers [View article]
    2. But Google has a lot of stuff customers want, Amazon has to provide an email client, web browser, maps, search, etc.

    It is going to be disappointing if a user can't get access to the Youtube app.
    Jun 17 11:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon 3D Smartphone Launch: 5 Winners And Losers [View article]
    I don't see how a carrier exclusive phone can be successfully anymore. People are hesitant to switch their phone maker, it is going to be a hard sell for them to switch their phone maker and provider.
    Also on your developer point, one big one they aren't going to get is Google. It doesn't make sense for Google to support this OS, they don't support Microsoft's either and AMZN is starting from square 1.
    Jun 17 10:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Amazon Could Augment Android And Attract Developers [View article]
    One big developer Amazon won't get is Google, it doesn't make any sense for Google to support AMZNs platform, they don't support Microsoft's and that one has much larger marketshare.
    Jun 16 05:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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