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Mix: iPorn, How-To videos, Apple margins, Yahoo! Music

CNET News.com reports: “Pinup site Suicide Girls said Thursday that it had launched a new, free feature: downloadable videos of interviews and photo shots with its models, all configured for the video-capable iPod. At least one unambiguously adult site, Povpod.com, has also released content for the device.”

Yahoo employee and blogger Russell Beattie says that the video-enabled fifth-generation iPod will create a new market for portable how-to videos.

Duncan Martell of Reuters has written an article that poses the question of whether rising iPod sales could hurt Apple’s margins. “Apple has a runaway hit with its market-leading iPod digital music player, but could the device’s success actually hurt the company’s profitability over the longer haul?”

Yahoo! Music Unlimited has raised the price of subscription music service from $4.99/6.99 annual/monthly to $9.99/11.99, reports Engadget.

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Comments

1

Oh man, that so-called “iPorn” is hilarious :P

Posted by Jack Bauer on October 21, 2005 at 6:53 PM (CDT)

2

I think Povpod doesnt work…

Posted by Pedro2589 on October 23, 2005 at 11:07 AM (CDT)

3

<i>Yahoo! Music Unlimited has raised the price of subscription music service</i>

There was a Businessweek article a couple weeks ago contrasting Apple and Yahoo. By the end of this year, apparently, Apple is on target to score about $875m in iTMS revenue. But apparently Yahoo is going to score $850m revenue from its music subscription business.

It took Apple several years to get to this point, and it has the benefit of a massive installed base of locked-in hardware. Whereas Yahoo has no hardware base.

If these numbers work out, just as deploying video (finally!) became inevitable for Apple when every new mobile phone and player had it, so too will selling some sort of iTMS subscription service become inevitable when latecomers like Yahoo are amassing huge revenue streams seemingly effortlessly.

Posted by Demosthenes on October 23, 2005 at 11:28 AM (CDT)

4

Just a matter of time…or timing…until Apple gets involved in the subscription service.

I’ve been saying for a while that even though Jobs bad mouths subscription services, he’s gonna jump on the bandwagon.  I’m actually surprised he hasn’t done it yet, but give it just a little longer.

The product or service that truly tries to benefit the consumer almost always wins out.  iTMS had a huge benefit to the consumer and that’s why it took off.  The subscription service has even more benefit to the consumer and that’s why it’s gonna take off even more.

The only thing holding it back (even though it’s doing quite well) is marketing.  The marketing of subscription services is amateur, and it’s up against the brilliant marketing machine at Apple.

Soon enough guys…

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on October 23, 2005 at 5:07 PM (CDT)

5

os xxx?

Posted by Levi- The perfectionist on November 30, 2005 at 7:02 AM (CST)

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