Kindle v. iPad: Value Positions, and Why Selling Hardware on Specs Alone is Dead

        On Monday Amazon premiered a new Kindle commercial during Good Morning America. The ad (above) portrays two individuals trying to read poolside - one on an iPad and one on the new Kindle.  The essence of the commercial touts the relative readability of Kindle’s e-ink display in direct sunlight.     Commentary (for example: here and…

The Potential of Ping

Yesterday Apple introduced Ping in iTunes 10.  As Jobs described it, Ping is “a social network for music. It's like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes. It's all about music."  As Jobs explained, “Ping is for social music discovery. You can follow people and you can be followed. Most artists will hold their hand up and…