I've got a business plan. I'm going to sell video downloads out of the basement. The rub is that I live in South Florida, and we don't have basements down here. That shouldn't stop me, though. Everybody seems to be selling digital downloads these days.
Just this past week, Wal-Mart
Unfortunately for Wal-Mart, the day after it announced its video downloading store, Amazon.com
I'm holding out. The first company that can get theatrical releases beamed to the back of my eyelids will get my celluloid cents.
One against four
Leave it to Apple's
Apple hasn't had a problem with rushing into things. It introduced the iPhone even as Cisco
However, music has become a real passion for Apple. Labels have come to rely on Apple for the high-margin bounty of digital delivery. Apple has sold more than 2 billion songs through its online store.
That said, did it surprise anyone earlier this week when Jobs called for the major music labels to put an end to copy-protecting their tunes through digital rights management? Jobs feels that songs without strings attached would be the best move for the industry. Music fans would no doubt agree.
Normally someone making that kind of suggestion would be laughed off the stage by the industry. In fact, the entertainment industry was critical of Apple when it rolled with its "rip, mix, burn" marketing campaign. However, I'm saying that Jobs will get heard this time. When you move 2 billion songs, the music industry has no choice but to listen.
Until next week, I remain,
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