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Re: Kindle Fire Makes Apple Sweat E-Books
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2012-01-03 16:29:46
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Apple will hold an event in New York at the end of the month at which it will make some sort of media-related announcement, according to a recent report. Whatever news Apple shares at the event, it may relate heavily with advertising or publishing, because Eddy Cue is said to be involved. Cue's in charge of several of Apple's media units, including the iTunes Store, iBookstore and the company's iAds platform. The report sparked a swirl of speculation, with some observers suggesting Apple might announce new deals with major publishers or unveil changes to iAd.


So many words of unfounded speculation?
Posted by: Thad_McIlroy 2012-01-03 17:57:14 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
I'm all for informed commentary, but this one goes too far on no gas at all. The speculation on All Things Digital is very lame, and for you to then spin 1000 add'l words based on nothing, is just over the top.

Even the people you interview have nothing to add beyond: "It's all rumors; there's nothing concrete at this point." So then you traipse merrily down a few other unmarked trails. I know that writing anything about Apple gets you valuable page views. But enough already!

An example of informed comment
Posted by: Thad_McIlroy 2012-01-03 22:10:39 In reply to: Thad_McIlroy
For comparison's sake, here's an example of an informed comment on the speculation:
http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/smashwords-mark-coker-responds-to-apple-rumors_b19165

ATTN: Mr. Adhikari
Posted by: Oh Blah Dee Blah Dah 2012-01-03 17:10:43 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
RE: "Kindle Fire Makes Apple Sweat E-Books"

REPLY: It's actually the reverse: Apple iPad makes Amazon Sweat E-Books. Amazon developed the Kindle Fire as a response to Apple.

Amazon fears Apple's influence in the e-book market with Apple's multi-device e-book reading onslaught with the iPad, iPhone, iPod, the Mac, and, possibly in the future, the Apple TV.
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