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Old 09-02-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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This can only be good news for us.

Steve Jobs Counts 35 Million eBook Downloads

The more readers out there the better. The more that publishers see people downloading ebooks the better.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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Steve Jobs Counts 35 Million eBook Downloads

The more readers out there the better. The more that publishers see people downloading ebooks the better.

It is interesting to see those numbers in comparison to the rest of the iTunes media he mentioned:
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11.7 billion songs, 450 million TV episodes, 100 million movies, and 35 million books.
11.7 billion songs...and, according to this wiki chart:

almost half of those were sold in the last 18 months, and without DRM (Apple removed it from music in Jan. 2009)
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If that's just from Apple I can only guess what Amazon and the other major book sellers are doing. Definitely some good news for ebook readers.

Now I'm just waiting for the next Apple press conference to see Steve wearing the Flash=Evil shirt.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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this is AWESOME news!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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Look at it this way: there are probably far more pages there than songs.
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Steve Jobs Counts 35 Million eBook Downloads

The more readers out there the better. The more that publishers see people downloading ebooks the better.
and watch that disappear once the Nook, Kindle and other reader apps go away. But since nobody reads anymore I am sure the loss of those apps won't influence iDevice sales in any way.

BTW, that refers to downloads not sales. Apple is playing word games it seems.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
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This is a very small number.

Apple has sold 40 million iPhones, 14 million iPads, and some millions of iPod touches. If you download the iBooks app, you can also download a free copy of "Alice in Wonderland." I did when I installed iBooks on my iPhone.

So it would be interesting to know, of the 35 million downloads, how many were "Alice in Wonderland?" (Note that Apple did not say "sales").
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This is a very small number.

Apple has sold 40 million iPhones, 14 million iPads, and some millions of iPod touches. If you download the iBooks app, you can also download a free copy of "Alice in Wonderland." I did when I installed iBooks on my iPhone.

So it would be interesting to know, of the 35 million downloads, how many were "Alice in Wonderland?" (Note that Apple did not say "sales").
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Can someone explain to me what Steve Job's deal is regarding Flash? Did Flash steal Job's high school girlfriend or tell him that black turtlenecks look silly? What horrible thing did Flash do to inspire such hate?
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Can someone explain to me what Steve Job's deal is regarding Flash? Did Flash steal Job's high school girlfriend or tell him that black turtlenecks look silly? What horrible thing did Flash do to inspire such hate?


i want to know too
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Can someone explain to me what Steve Job's deal is regarding Flash? Did Flash steal Job's high school girlfriend or tell him that black turtlenecks look silly? What horrible thing did Flash do to inspire such hate?
Yes, I want to know too
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Can someone explain to me what Steve Job's deal is regarding Flash? Did Flash steal Job's high school girlfriend or tell him that black turtlenecks look silly? What horrible thing did Flash do to inspire such hate?
I think some guy in a trench coat flashed him when he was a kid and scarred him for life.
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Really? OK, long version here:-

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

Short version; Apple/Jobs doesn't want core parts of the iOS 'experience' to be reliant on proprietary software controlled by another party - who would? That Flash was a buggy crashy battery-draining resource hog helped make the case against it, but it was always about control of the platform, and a move towards 'open standards' e.g. HTML5.

There's history here - Apple had its legs cut out from under it in the 90s when Adobe made a tough business decision and switched to Windows as its prime development platform; from that point on MacOS versions of Adobe software always lagged behind Windows, critical to Apple as Adobe software fuelled their core markets of graphics and design. Apple very nearly went under (this is around about the time that Michael Dell made his now infamous quote about 'shutting Apple down and giving the money back to the shareholders') and a cash injection from MicroSoft (who were having their own issues with the DOJ at the time) was hugely influential in Apple staying afloat.

Enter the iMac, fast-forward a dozen years or so, and here we are...

HTH Pete
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