Archive for November, 2011

Creators: Adam Lisagor

Nov. 4, ‘11: Adam Lisagor is founder of Sandwich Video, a video production shop in Los Angeles. He’s made product demos for companies like Airbnb, Jawbone, Square, and Groupon. You may also recognize him from Twitter, where he’s @lonelysandwich, his blog, or the … Continue reading →

Snapshot of our time: Sirius XM has 85 times more subscribers than Spotify

Nov. 4, ‘11: Starting now, I’ll be collecting and maintaining a master list of subscription-based media services, and tracking their growing and shrinking popularity. Here’s the first edition, which I’ve assembled from earnings releases, SEC filings, press reports, blog posts, and a few … Continue reading →

Netflix and AOL: A decade of moving in opposite directions

Nov. 3, ‘11: Since AOL’s dialup business peaked in 2002, Netflix has gained subscribers at a fairly similar rate as AOL has lost dialup customers. It’s not a perfect correlation, and there’s no way to prove a relationship between the two, but it makes … Continue reading →

Amazingly, AOL still has 3.5 million dialup subscribers

Nov. 3, ‘11: Laugh all you want, but as of the end of September, AOL still had 3.5 million subscribers to its dialup Internet access service — a lot more than the number of people who pay for, say, Spotify. And the decline … Continue reading →

Steve “People don’t read anymore” Jobs bio sells more than 400,000 copies in first week

Nov. 2, ‘11: TheBookSeller reports: (via The Next Web) Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed. Add another 37,000 from the U.K. and you’re well … Continue reading →

Who needs NFC? Square launches geofence payments

Nov. 2, ‘11: Tricia Duryee, reporting for All Things D: A new version of its application, called Card Case, will leverage geo-fencing capabilities in Apple’s latest operating system update for the iPhone. The technology will identify when a person is within 100 meters of a … Continue reading →

How much data does Siri use?

Nov. 1, ‘11: Ars Technica’s Jacqui Cheng investigates. Short answer: Not much — your 3G data bill is safe. Also: Apple’s future, as predicted 15 years ago

Here’s the trouble with “Apps as TV channels”

Nov. 1, ‘11: One of Apple’s big opportunities to reinvent TV is to change how shows are distributed. So far, it has had modest success with iTunes TV downloads, but little beyond that: iTunes TV “rentals” never took off, and Apple seems to … Continue reading →