Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[5]: iTunes store on Android
by Nelson on Fri 31st May 2013 16:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: iTunes store on Android"
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I agree. I think more and more companies will drift towards more vertical integration which will have obvious consequences for their business models. Your services just work better when you integrate them at every step along the way.

I think the key is tight integration a long side data freedom and interoperability with competing platforms.
Users shouldn't have to think about how they will keep their data if they want to move to a competing platform, so I think within reason that this should be a guideline.

I don't think its outlandish to expect iTunes for Android, at least one day. Especially since Steve Job's passing. Cook seems a lot more passive towards Android (patent litigation aside) and could conceivably view them as a legitimate platform (not a copycat knockoff) which would allow them to make Android apps.

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