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Comment Re:How many products reach that internal milestone (Score 2) 193

Sounds like that internal milestone is a special bar. How many projects reach that milestone? Is it more than 1 out of 10?

Apple decides to not even start on projects, or cancels them EARLY, if they won't reach that milestone. Compare that with companies that devote time and thought and energy to products that get killed or suck at launch because they're not good enough.

Jobs in 1997:

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying "no" to 1,000 things.

Comment Re:Dear Instagram: be cool, or die. (Score 4, Interesting) 250

Key features of Instagram are image enhancement filters with pseudo HDR reconstruction.

No, those are just the carrot on the stick. The key features of Instagram are that it's a mobile-only social network, its reason for existence is location-based photo sharing, and it's dominated by iPhone users. The fact that it's mobile-only has every incumbent desktop social network scared. The fact that it's based on photo sharing had Facebook scared, because photo sharing is what made Facebook what it is; and the fact that it's dominated by iPhone users has advertisers salivating, because iPhone users are, demographically, more wealthy and more likely to spend money on products and services.

Comment Re:so? apple is still selling less product (Score 4, Informative) 298

Stocks go up on profit. And profit does not grow only with revenue. You can also deduct spendings. That's how big businesses work. They spend enormously for marketing, branding, hire unnecessary amount of people, to build a brand.

Profit share in the phone industry: Apple 75%, Samsung 24%, everyone else who cares.

Product design team: Apple 16 people, Samsung 1000+ people.

Marketing spend 2009-2012: Apple approx 2.6 billion dollars. Samsung Electronics division alone approx THIRTY THREE BILLION DOLLARS.

Comment Re:revolutionary! (Score 1) 483

This is going to revolutionize nutrition and eating, just like the Ginger/Segway has revolutionized transportation in our cities.

The Segway revolutionized LAZINESS, not transportation.

Similarly this new invention will revolutionize OVEREATING, not nutrition.

Basically Dean Kamen has identified a target market (America) and he's nailing the hotbuttons one by one.

Comment Re:$3.63/gallon?!? (Score 2) 217

Here in Australia the other day I took my kid to the dentist. Kid spent half an hour in the chair while a dentist and a nurse hovered over him making sure everything was as it should be. Poking and prodding, a bit of plaque removal, fluoride gel, etc. When he got up they handed him a bag with toothbrushes and floss.

Cost to me: zero. Walked out without paying a cent. Because socialism works.

The USA can keep its cheap gas. I'll take a society that looks after its citizens every time.

Comment Re:Or Apple (Score 1) 176

Samsung is not bringing the latest Galaxy either because of Apple. Sometimes losing is cheaper than fighting in court as Apple are frankly assholes who already sued and won $ 1,000,000,000 judgement already. The shareholders will not put up with that anymore.

If this is not proof that Apple is far more evil than MS I do not know what is.

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