Posts filed under “Technology”

Bill Gates on Facebook

I assumed this was a older parody (maybe not), but in light of last week’s Microsoft $240 million, 1.6% investment in Facebook, it is especially amusing . . . 

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The Colbert Nation Quickly Colonizes Facebook 

Stephen Colbert’s presidential candidacy may be phony, but his supporters are very real.

Late on Oct. 16, immediately after the comedian declared his intentions on his satirical news show “The Colbert Report,” supportive groups began to form on the social networking site Facebook.

One of them — a group created by Raj Vachhani and titled “1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert” — has grown to more than a million members in just over a week, making it the most popular political group on Facebook by far.

via NYT’s laughlines

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

The Weirdest Product Endorsement Ever

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology

Blade Runner: The Final Cut at the Ziegfeld

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology

Intraday Reversal

Category: Energy, Markets, Psychology, Technology

The US Dollar/iPod Index

Category: Currency, Inflation, Technology

Screwed Inconvenienced By Best Buy!

Category: Retail, Technology, Television

Money Tech

Category: Finance, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Vista

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Quote of the Day: iPhone

Category: Digital Media, Technology

iPod Update

Between the office move and the markets lately, I didn’t get a chance to address the new iPods/iPhone. Let’s do that now.

Back in January,
I noted why I did not think the iPhone would cannibalize the iPod:  Apple would migrate the touchscreen downstream to the smaller
and non iPhone "pods." Nine months ago, I noted it was only a matter of time before Apple would bring out a touchscreen (non-phone) iPod.

Well, that came to pass.

As to the rest, I got some of the new products, prices and capacities right. I got some aspects wrong. Back in January, I estimated what Apple’s products and price points might look like.

Here is a comparison with those forecast and the actual products:

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  Product Pricepoint Actual Product Actual Pricepoint
Apple iPhone
10/5 GB
$499/439 16 GB $399
iPod touchscreen*
100/60 GB
  $379/329 iPod touch
16/8 GB
  $399/299
iPod "Classic"
80/30 GB
$279/229 iPod Classic
160/80 GB
$349/249
  iPod Nano
10/5 GB
$199/139   iPod Video Nano
8/4 GB
$199/149
Shuffle 1 GB $59 Shuffle 1 GB $79

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First, it turns out that my estimates of 12-18 months was off — it only took nine months. Second, I wildly under-estimated the capacity of the classic iPods. Third, I wildly over-estimated the capacity of all the flash based iPods and iPhones.

But I did get many of the products, names and pricing pretty darned close. 

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The WSJ has an interesting history of all the iPods, and Apple’s stock price:
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BTW, if you want to have a laugh, go to Amazon and search for the the existing iPods — an 80 Gig iPod is $349 . . .

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UPDATE:  September 6, 2007 7:32pm
To Amazon’s credit, any search for iPod also includes this result: New iPods

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Category: Digital Media, Music, Technology, Video