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The Samsung stores within a store at Best Buy are more akin to Apple stores within Best Buy that have been around for a long time. Not sure your comparison to JCPenny is even relevent. But, I suppose since Johnson is in the news you had to try to tie the two for page views.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ron Johnson’s brand-oriented boutiques couldn’t save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different?
Wow - This has to be one of the most misguided post Pando's published - Bryan, you just hope to be half as lucky as Jobs.
5 months ago on Let’s admit it… Steve Jobs was lucky
@MichaelTannenbaum You're overestimating the consumer (and nerds/geeks) - They've been putting up with shitty, malware infected android for some time (android's just getting to the point where it matches up) - They've also put up with all kinds of Google betaware including Google Maps. This will all be ancient history in a tech news cycle.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Yeah, It Does Matter That Tim Cook Just Apologized For Apple’s Maps
Everyone seems to use the antennagate apology as representative of Jobs's responses but in fact he did do an apology in this same style when he apologized for MobileMe.
Too a certain degree I think Cook was a little too apologetic. In my view he should have explained in a little more detail how using the app is important to improving it and only steered people to alternatives as a last resort.
@kpkpkp I'm aware of that - But, the main play is payments and that's a non-starter. Apple has other methods - even Walmart is testing them - and if Apple doesn't incorporate NFC it'll suffer the same fate as mobile Flash I'm afraid.
8 months, 1 week ago on Yesterday Marked the Beginning of the End of Apple’s Dominance, Unless…
@KyleVail Ahhhhh -- Sorry about that, I was misreading :-(
Still don't agree that streaming is where it's all going even if Apple intros a version. Until unlimited broadband is ubiquitous and cheap it's a non-starter for the majority in my estimation.
8 months, 1 week ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed
"I honestly wonder, what more do people expect from a phone?"
Exactly! The smartphone is 6 years (?) old, it's incremental from here on out. And things like NFC are non-starters (solutions looking for problems).
@KyleVail Also, there's a difference between gross numbers and active/paying accounts. The report was about paying accounts.
@KyleVail Ya, maybe 13M is wrong but just the research report number was still minuscule comparatively speaking.
Dumb? No, just an opinion at least as good as yours or the authors. Streaming fans have been saying it's the future for almost as long as the linux fans have been saying it's the year of linux on the desktop.
There's a report out (sorry, misplaced the link) that says there are only 13M accounts on all these streaming services combined - some demand that is - Apple has what, 400M iTunes accounts - The streaming universe is very, very small.
@stuartdredge 'I do this, therefore x that I don't do any more is doomed' line of argument?' -- You nailed it Stuart - Streaming may become the dominant music source but it definitely won't be because of that reasoning (or lack there of)
Certain folks have been cryin the streaming mantra almost as long as others with linux on the desktop.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed
@KenG One more time -- Apple/Samsung - It was not about rectangles & rounded corners - http://bit.ly/PrDzN1 <-- A gross exaggeration swallowed whole by many.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend: Apple Needs to Take Care of Google Before It Goes After Amazon
@KenG Yada, Yada, Yada
@KenG Some recent links just for you...
No, Apple DID NOT start these patent wars - http://t.co/N64IW1Yv
Verdict is GOOD for YOU, your KIDS and TECH - http://t.co/cTprCuwN
And finally - Users jumping ship - http://t.co/eOlr5lZO - http://t.co/PnibiAmY
And now, it's bed time.
@KenG It's just one LITTLE thing that contributes to a whole - Nothing in and of itself - Again - GAD --- Good night!
@KenG By the way - When it gets down to that "rounded rectangle" oversimplification, I'm out of here - Have a good night.
@KenG "to reward choosing shapes" - "They didn't invent rounded corners on a rectangle" <-- Sorry but, Oh gad (that's a derisive midwestern expression by the way) - Not that tired old simplification again.
@KenG "But I don't think those kinds of design choices should be protected by patents" <-- But that's just a personal opinion -- http://t.co/Ij7e7173
"designed to make people believe it is the original" <-- I would say they were a knockoff as they copied everything down to the packaging, website, and tradeshow booths. Even they're Korean showrooms look very close to Apple stores. No, they did not produce a "replica" but the knowed off as much as they could to the point that one of their own lawyers couldn't identify what was what when the judge held them up side-by-side.
@abraae Unfortunately, neither of us were there so we could surmise all day long. No matter the process, Samsung turned whatever was offered down.
@KenG Do you happen to be a Samsung employee? ;-)
Apple offered Samsung a license and they turned down the offer, hence the lawsuit. And I'd beg to differ that copying is accepted in "most" industries - It isn't, the law goes after knockoffs, forgeries, etc. in most industries. And plagerists get fired, suspended and called out all the time.