Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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Most people don't have iPods, and iPod sales have been declining for years as they are replaced by more capable smartphones, including the iPhone. Only 30% of all Steam users have iTunes installed, which means that less than 30% of them actually use it. And that's only the computer gamer category, i.e. young males who like technology and entertainment. I think you'll find there are more iPod owners among those than among pretty much any other segment.

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