Archive for December, 2004

TIME TO RESTOCK THE MP3 FILES ON AISLE 9

December 24, 2004

“Content continues to fly off the shelves.”

VeriSign executive Trevor Healy, on growing sales of products that don’t actually require shelf space, E-Commerce Times, 23 December 2004

VIDEO KILLED THE VIDEO STORE

December 24, 2004

“Blockbuster just killed the video store by offering $15 pricing for online.”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, on Blockbuster’s move to cut DVD-rental prices, News.com, 23 December 2004

THERE’S NO MEDIA LIKE OLD MEDIA

December 22, 2004

“We just came to the realization that at this stage in our growth and the development of the magazine, it made sense for us to be at a more traditional media company.”

Slate editor Jacob Weisberg, on the website’s sale to the Washington Post, MSNBC.com, 22 December 2004

CENTRAL LACK OF PLANNING

December 21, 2004

“I really can’t plan my way out of a cardboard box.”

Linux creator Linus Torvalds, on the future of his operating system, News.com, 21 December 2004

DROWNED WORLD

December 20, 2004

“When they’ve come in, they’ve always raised the water level. That’s good for the industry.”

Rio executive Dan Torres, on new competition from Apple in the low-end MP3 player market, News.com, 20 December 2004

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