(They're totally right, BTW.)
(They're totally right, BTW.)
Arguing monopoly against a company that has at best 20% market world-wide share is a losing game, I think. Monopoly on profits in NA; yeah, definitely. But that's not a monopoly in the traditional sense of the term; monopoly is about consumer choice, which consumers have in plenty.
Maybe a suggestion for the companies that have to pay the premium for the privilege of being on iOS - make your streaming app and service so good that it makes Apple Music look like a steaming pile of crap, and then charge more for your service to compensate!
Now there's an idea that Apple (or anyone) can't combat.
Crazy people like me have been known to pay for quality... Says the guy who pays $20 for a pound of coffee beans.
I ordinarily would not share technology news from a normal newspaper like the Monitor, but they're one of the most professional papers I've ever read, so here you go.
"Technology" companies (aren't they all that, though?) are going to need to become conglomerates to avoid irrelevancy; Google and Apple clearly understand that.
Now. Cook Apple isn't Jobs Apple; not by a long shot. That being said Apple's main hardware business isn't selling Apple Watches, it's selling iPhones. Making Apple Watch Android-compatible would work against that.
The article brings up the Windows version of iTunes, and Apple Music eventually expanding to Android. Big difference is that those are software, and also software that directly benefits Apple when it's used. They keep generating cash for Apple, in other words. An Apple Watch sold to (for example) me for use with my Droid Turbo would be a one-time sale with questionable long-term loyalty.
Apple plays the long game, every time, and temporarily boosting market share isn't something they've ever really done, because Apple doesn't view market share as part of its long game; it's profit margins for them. Even with the increased popularity of the iPhone 6/6+ they don't break 20% of the market. Selling Apple Watches to use with Android phones goes against that grain, IMO.
I've heard the 1998 Godzilla score described that way before, and I think it's mostly right. Arnold outdid himself (as he did for the other two Emmerich scores he did that I own) and his great music got tacked onto a terribly miscast and misthemed* movie.
*misthemed in the sense that a movie whose source material is literally nuclear destruction and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people probably should not have mainly comedy actors in it.
One person down at the bottom said 2 hours SOT/10 hours total. Holy hell. 0_o
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