Apple may just be joining the bandwagon
How much should a competitor to the iPad sell for?
I analyze the differences between the old MacBook Pro and the new MacBook, based on Steve Jobs’ announcement that it was the same functionality for $700 less. Sometimes, one has to do the research to discover whether something is true or not.
Looking at the fluctuation of the Dow over the last few weeks, I noticed a pattern of increased volatility. In this entry, I try to present some of what I’m looking at and hope that readers will help me better understand that data.
Reports that AT&T is planning on introducing a pre-paid card for online content show some potential new developments in the online space. If we were to follow the model further, we could see something new developing, with companies offering a basket of content for a fixed price. For example, imagine you would like to get a subscription to the Wall Street Journal online, access to some downloadable music, and latest sports stats. What if you could subscribe to a single service that would allow you to pay for all of those in one shot (and maybe receive a rebate as a result)? This is not dissimilar to the model currently used by cable television. In the United States, cable television has what is called a tiered structure. That means that channels are grouped in packages that are then sold as a whole. The most basic service includes the regular “free” networks (for people who have low or no reception), the next package above that generally offers an extended set that includes CNN, ESPN and a bunch of other channels. Then, on the third tier, you can buy more expensive channels like HBO or Showtime, which are not supported by advertising….
Boo.com could make a comeback, with the right setup
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