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Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content

Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content | Apple Rocks! | Scoop.it

"Jobs was a champion of getting customers who would pay you for your stuff. The fact that magazine apps like The Daily haven’t set the world alight (yet?) isn’t a failure of the iPad (which is selling 9m a quarter while still only 15 months old; at the same point in the iPod’s life, just 219,000 were sold in the financial quarter, compared with the 22m – 100 times more – of its peak). It’s more like a reflection of our times.

So if you’re wondering how Jobs’s departure affects the media world, consider that it’s the loss of one of the biggest boosters of paid-for content the business ever had. Who’s going to replace that?"

 

My answer is still the same : Apple stays Apple. Apple will replace Apple


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How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud

How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud | Apple Rocks! | Scoop.it

"How did Apple pull off something Amazon and Google couldn't, despite them launching cloud-music services first?
For one, Apple has a history with the music industry as long as any technology company's.
"It's really hard to get the labels to give you the rights that you need," Jobs said in a 2003 interview at the first All Things Digital conference. "And I don't see them sprinkling those rights around everywhere, letting a thousand flowers grow quite yet."
In that interview eight years ago, Jobs described the vast divide between technology and entertainment executives, and he talked about how he bridged it."


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How Steve Jobs Changed The Way We Listen : NPR

How Steve Jobs Changed The Way We Listen : NPR | Apple Rocks! | Scoop.it

"Of course, Steve Jobs and Apple didn't invent the MP3 player, but they sure made it work. The creation of iTunes in January 2001, and later that year the release of the iPod, made organizing music, making playlists, and happy random accidents a listening joy. I've put together nearly every All Songs Considered episode using iTunes. I stream my music wirelessly from my computer to my stereo. I drive around and listen to much of my music on an iPod or iPhone. I rate the songs I hear using Apple's software, which changes how often a tune comes up in shuffle, an almost magical feature on the iPod. Musical juxtapositions happen in ways that might have happened with a good radio DJ, only these are my songs and my library, so I continually discover things about my own tastes and how disparate artists and songs in my library connect to one another.

I am, as you may have noticed, an Apple geek. I've been that way since I worked in a TV station that ran on Apple IIs."


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