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@Oletros If you don't believe Dediu's estimate, here's another data point attesting to the idea that iOS is a much bigger source of mobile revenue for Google than is Android: Here's a Google representative testifying under oath that iOS accounts for two-thirds of mobile search.
We also know that iOS accounts for a huge share of mobile Web traffic:
So, do you really believe that Google doesn't derive the most mobile revenue from the device that accounts for most of its searches and for most traffic across the Web? Explain how.
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@mhex 35 million Q2 2012.
2 years, 9 months ago on What If the Next iPhone Is A Miss? A Deep Dive Into Apple’s High-Wire Act
If you're for "the right to distribute your own work as you see fit," then how are you on Aereo's side? The networks are fighting Aereo on the same rationale.
2 years, 9 months ago on Don’t Root for Aereo, the World’s Most Ridiculous Start-up
@aaronklein Google doesn't need to set up servers in each market for each user. They don't roll out city by city.
The article explains exactly which other entities that can do it: The networks themselves. You think that if they lose the retransmission fight they're going to let a start-up take $12 from each of their customers? They'll simply stream for less, or for free (they're making money off advertising; Aerero couldn't likely monetize via ads legally).
@aaronklein How does it scale nationally? It's got to set up an antenna for each concurrent viewer IN EACH market where it wants to operate. That's like if Facebook had to add a notch in a server rack for each new user it gets.
Yes, I'm writing about what the service is today. That's all I can do. It's all you can do, too.
@BrianSHall You'd buy streaming HBO to get Game of Thrones as it airs on TV. If they'll sell it to you a la carte, that's good too, but they'll certainly not do so before doing a subscription. I don't see how this leads to its demise. Almost 30 million people pay for the whole channel through cable. If it reduced prices and made itself available to people directly, the number would increase, not decrease. So I don't see how that leads to its demise.
2 years, 10 months ago on HBO’s Future is in Standalone Streaming, It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet
@sillyarticle112 @paulcarr So are you proposing that the US tax non-citizens? If so, then you're implicitly arguing that these non-citizens "owe" America something.
2 years, 11 months ago on What Eduardo Saverin Owes America (Hint: Nearly Everything)
@ntisocial If you're saying that the US is responsible for the gangs that brought Saverin to the US where he made his money, then aren't you saying the US is actually even more responsible for his success than I argued?
@ChrisRossini The Saverins voted with their feet to come to the US. Why does that not matter to you? They moved less than 100 years ago; clearly they saw something of value in the US, and they used its services to make something of value. They only voted to leave because staying would mean paying for what they'd earned.
@ChrisRossini So the US took the wrong path when it began taxing people to fund things like the development of the Internet. That makes a lot of sense.
@trejdify Or, you know, the $700 million that the government contributes to research and development at Harvard every year, the kind of stuff that creates the Internet of tomorrow.
@LADLynn Did you miss the part about the military founding the Internet and GPS?
@jkaljundi Perhaps not renounce citizenship at the exact moment it's most convenient for you to dodge taxes on your imminent billions.
@kmcgrady What do you mean "no longer benefitting from"? His wealth comes from Facebook, a company that would not have come about without U.S. government grants. It wasn't the Singaporean government that created the Internet.
@jkaljundi @ChrisRossini That's a pretty good argument for changing the laws on taxes and citizenship then. Would you support that?
@ChrisRossini You're just spouting talking points, not responding to the actual ways that Saverin has benefited from taxpayer dollars. I pointed out all the ways that the tech industry has benefited from government investments. You're just saying that doesn't count.
@KenG Everyone gets the same Kindle Lending Library offers. They're not part of AB testing. There's a specific catalog of free books.
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