Mike McGuire

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Archives for September, 2009

Size is Relative – It’s the Number of Credit Cards On Account That Matters

by Mike McGuire  |  September 10, 2009  |  4 Comments

There are currently 100 million active credit cards on account with iTunes. And according to Apple, iTunes is the number one music retailer in the world. Not “number one in online downloads,” but number one. Of all channels. That, my friends, is the most important news to come out of Apple Inc.’s 09/09/09 announcement, whether [...]


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Yet Another Reason Why Eric Schmidt Quits Apple’s Board?

by Mike McGuire  |  September 2, 2009  |  Comments Off

  OK, maybe Apple would have kept Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, on Apple’s board if Google’s tech-hegemony had stopped with Android. Maybe, maybe even the Chrome browser might have been acceptable. But a streaming rental movie business? AppleTV might only be a “hobby” Apple continues to invest in (as Tim Cook, Apple president/COO, said during [...]

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