>Yes, I’m sure a large team of investment bankers would have helped “integrate” Beats within Apple, and the bankers would have made Apple Music — which, again, has over 20 million paying subscribers and is growing fast — a better product at launch.
I agreed with Grubs until this paragraph. Investment bankers will not make for better integration or better products.
2:30 am — Thursday, 16 February 2017
he was being sarcastic...
3:14 am — Thursday, 16 February 2017
Finally some "original content" by Grubs that I actually agree with and found insightful. It's been a long time but articles like this are what brought me to DF in the first place, many moons ago.
7:08 am — Thursday, 16 February 2017
Really a crazy article. Let's take M$ as a great role model how to spend billions for nothing. Most big acquisitions do not work. Apple's track record is great, and the acquisitions which do not work do not hurt. As a fan, I have as well the kidlike hope that Apple is doing a big leap, like tesla 5 years ago, going into energy, building a car or whatever. But everything they want they are capable to do.
7:27 am — Thursday, 16 February 2017
"Apple would probably have to offer at least $75 billion to buy Netflix. At least. It would cost a fraction of that to turn Apple Music into a serious video service."
Grubs is right that the original article is pretty stupid but it would still cost a shitload to turn AM into Netflix. They'd have to develop apps for EVERYthing because consumers expect streaming video services to work most everywhere. Apple Music isn't even on the web so they'd need to build that. Then they'd need to negotiate and purchase all the streaming rights, which Grubs assumes is an easy task. Then they probably wouldn't be happy with the Netflix margins so it would cost more than $10/mo. They might have to enhance their CDN to handle streaming video. Plus marketing, user acquisition, support, etc etc. Cheaper than $75 billion but not a fraction of it.
2:28 pm — Thursday, 16 February 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
> Finally some "original content" by Grubs that I actually agree with and found insightful. It's been a long time but articles like this are what brought me to DF in the first place, many moons ago.
Agreed, both with this comment and the article. THIS is why Grubs got so popular, not his BS political postings.
3:28 pm — Thursday, 16 February 2017
"Cheaper than $75 billion but not a fraction of it."?
3/4 is a fraction. 9/8ths is a fraction. or as grubs would say, a fucking fraction.
11:27 pm — Thursday, 16 February 2017
>3/4 is a fraction. 9/8ths is a fraction. or as grubs would say, a fucking fraction.
Are you really not familiar with English colloquialisms and idioms?
2:36 am — Friday, 17 February 2017
tl;dr: DFwC hates investment bankers more than Gruber.
4:23 pm — Saturday, 18 February 2017
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