Popcorn, sodas, and apples
In the next evolutionary step of Apple Computer's
Don't underestimate Apple's chances here. It was able to get music fans to pay for music downloads when tens of millions were hitting peer-to-peer sites for pirated freebies. The price point is also the same one Apple's commanding for entire CDs, which makes downloaded movies an even better deal relative to DVDs than digital albums are over music CDs.
This may be the last nail in the coffin for Sony's
The potential kryptonite? The lengthy download times and storage, perhaps. I wouldn't put it past Apple to make this work, though. The company that was once relegated to little more than a niche computing specialist is laughing all the way to the First Bank of Mainstream. This week even had consumer-electronics giant Best Buy
Apple's already a star. Now it's just months away from being a movie star.
Around the market in a speedster
It was a head-scratching week for me. For starters, what's the deal with Nestlegobbling upJenny Craig? I realize that Nestle owns a wide range of food products, including the Lean Cuisine prepared-meals franchise. But it feels odd that a company most investors associate with fatty chocolate is wolfing down a dieting outfit.
The other thing that got me -- but actually made some sense -- was Southwest's
So don't blow it, Southwest. Next step? Take a page out of the JetBlue
Until next week, I remain,
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.