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Jun 29, 2023Liked by Category Pirates πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

Jobs did it with microtransactions too. It was a problem which hundreds of startups worked on. When Jobs convinced a couple major artists to sell one track for 99c, it finally created a scalable market through iPod/iPhone distribution for Visa and MC to profitably process in and revolutionized digital content delivery overall.

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Jun 29, 2023Liked by Category Pirates πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

Great post, very insightful!

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Apple ran into a problem when they came up with the Newton. Great hardware for the time, but not a bunch of Apps. Apps come easier now, so new hardware categories do go well.

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Jun 29, 2023Liked by Category Pirates πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

I remember tapping my palm pilot and cell phone together at my hardware friends and being like, make it one thing. Blackberry! the Apple of Canada.

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Good point. Jobs had to shut it down and learned an important lesson for the iPod & iPhone.

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