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Going Gaga at Amazon

At some point, some people decided they’d better eat the costs of their mule herd and invest in tractors to haul stuff if they wanted to survive. Which side of history is the music industry on? Continue reading

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Sprint, Clearwire: Winners are Google and Cable Operators

Sprint Nextel and Clearwire’s reported $12 billion joint venture to roll out ultra-fast wireless Internet access would be a significant boost to the cellular aspirations of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Google. The Wall Street Journal said the two companies have raised … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin’s New Tune

The big winner in Led Zeppelin’s announcement that the band’s songs will be available digitally is Verizon. The phone giant will get ringtone and similar mobile rights first. On Nov. 13, Verizon will get full digital rights to classic songs like … Continue reading

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The Sweet and Sour Economy

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of fear in the air these days. Intel’s announcement today shows why: its net income rises 43% for the quarter amid solid demand for its chips. And it’s laying off 2,000 employees. Ericsson lowers … Continue reading

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iPhone, iTouch, iBuy, iThank Steve Jobs

The Apple iPhone rebate keeps the pressure on the wireless industry Why did Steve Jobs really reduce the iPhone price a whopping $200 only 90 days after its release? Business 2.0′s blog reels off ten possible reasons. Did Apple just … Continue reading

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China’s Lopsided telecom market

This week the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), China’s telecommunications regulator said mobile phone users exceeded 500 million at the end of June.   A total of 40.56 million mobile phone users signed up in the first half to reach 501 million, … Continue reading

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Speaking of Sprint…

Walt’s story in the Wall Street Journal (see my blog earlier today) is right across from one about Sprint’s CEO searching for a way out of its woes caused by annual subscribers canceling. Bad service aside (and I can personally … Continue reading

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