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Comment: Re:Copying Google (Score 1) 74

by BasilBrush (#49534983) Attached to: Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To Developers

Difference is Apple had sales of about a million watches in the first day, just in the USA alone. The only reason for this lottery at all is that general sale of is sold out till June at least.

By contrast Google Glass, over what, 18 months, perhaps sold a few hundred Google Glasses. I'd be very surprised if Apple didn't sell more $10,000 Edition Watches in the first day than Google ever sold Glasses.

Comment: Re:Very true (Score 1) 74

by BasilBrush (#49534965) Attached to: Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To Developers

I have no idea how they choose who to send these to, as I'm an iOS developer working on an Apple Watch compatible app and I didn't get one.

Probably by some function of the number of apps they have on the store and the number of sales of those apps.
That would cut out all the people who aren't actual developers, that nevertheless have developer accounts. And it would be a decent stab at prioritising those more likely to ship something that people want to buy.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 355

Neither do I. But for site I use everyday, I'll take the app in preference to the mobile website every time.

And no, full (non responsive) websites are certainly not better than mobile ones when you are on a phone. They mean that either the text is too small to read and the buttons and links to small to press, or you have to constantly scroll left and right as well as up and down.

Comment: Re:"Surge Pricing" (Score 3, Insightful) 96

by BasilBrush (#49505631) Attached to: How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works

Many stores will simply close altogether; it's not worth staying open in an emergency subject to price fixing laws if they can just sell at the same price after the emergency is over anyway.

Sure it is, because the stock will sell far faster - assuming it's the kind of store that sells practical items.

Given that they would be open when the emergency is over anyway. All that period of high sales would be wasted opportunity.

And that's just from the purely selfish capitalist angle. Mostly shops are run by decent human beings so will strive to be open in times of need anyway because they don't want to cause even more suffering.

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. -- Joseph E. Levine