Tag Archive: Featured Charts

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: 10 years in 3 charts

Oct. 25, ‘11: Netflix’s subscriber loss last quarter was so rare that it had only happened once before during its span as a public company. Netflix IPO’d in May 2002, steadily gaining subscribers every quarter until Q2 2007, when it lost 55,000, finishing … Continue reading →

Overanalyzing Apple’s product cycles: Why the iPhone 4S shouldn’t surprise you

Oct. 6, ‘11: The ridiculous outrage around Apple’s iPhone 4S seems to have been quieted by Steve Jobs’ death. But for the sake of closure, I’ll be clear: There never should have been any shock around the iPhone 4S to begin with. Apple … Continue reading →

Will Android ever beat Google’s search market share?

Sep. 14, ‘11: I posted yesterday about how Google’s search share seems “stuck” at 65%. At first blush, 65% seems low, considering that the word “Google” is synonymous with search. But search is fragmented, and rival portals with huge audiences or big budgets … Continue reading →

The amazing Steve Jobs effect: Apple’s performance before and after Steve’s comeback

Aug. 25, ‘11: It goes without saying that Steve Jobs’ effect on Apple was profound. You don’t call a guy the best corporate leader in history for nothing. But just how dramatically did Steve turn Apple around in the 14 years after Gil … Continue reading →