Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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See ya, Blockbuster
by Phloptical on Sat 5th Dec 2009 01:56 UTC
Phloptical
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2006-10-10

....good riddance. Many a Ma and Pop video store fell because of predatory business tactics in the 90's. Take a huge loss, suck all the customers in; crush the competition, then jack the prices up. Just like how every small hardware store magically seems to shut it's doors whenever a Home Depot, or Lowes comes to town. Strange how that works. Or maybe when a super-walmart opens up and every town grocery store/market/deli in a 5 mile radius goes dark.

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