Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Mar 2012 07:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV By reading various media news in the last year or so, a very disturbing pattern appeared. When media providers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Netfix, Microsoft tried to license content off of Hollywood, they were either given extremely high prices, or they were being rejected altogether. Microsoft even canceled a finished XBoX360-related video product recently because they couldn't license content easily, Netflix is given harder and harder time as time goes by (notice how only a few good movies were added to their streaming service in the last few months), and even the almighty Apple had the door shut on its face numerous times.
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RE: just buy them!
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Mar 2012 10:26 UTC in reply to "just buy them!"
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2005-08-18

Because making movies and music is not their core business competence.

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RE[2]: just buy them!
by Vanders on Wed 14th Mar 2012 11:37 in reply to "RE: just buy them!"
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2005-07-06

Running a music store wasn't one of Apples core competences until they opened iTMS.

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RE[3]: just buy them!
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Mar 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE[2]: just buy them!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

A music store is quite different from producing movies and music but ok, I see your point. You can own a studio without actually knowing how to make movies. Sony wasn't a motion picture company before but it is now.
One might wonder who the tech companies would put in charge of these new ventures though. Their own folks who has zero industry experience and contacts or the same old folks who are at the reigns now?
In many cases I bet it would be the latter in which the actual improvements for the customer might not be all that great.

Edited 2012-03-14 11:58 UTC

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RE[3]: just buy them!
by Adam S on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:20 in reply to "RE[2]: just buy them!"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Apple doesn't make music.

There's a big difference between brokering content and creating it.

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RE[2]: just buy them!
by fran on Wed 14th Mar 2012 13:12 in reply to "RE: just buy them!"
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2010-08-06

Because making movies and music is not their core business competence.


Should not be a problem. Just hire competence.

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RE[3]: just buy them!
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Mar 2012 13:38 in reply to "RE[2]: just buy them!"
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2005-08-18

And I said i another response, that competence will most likely be made up of the exact same people who are running things now.

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