Some whistling past the graveyard:
Right now, you’ve got Sony as a competitor, and Apple is dominating the space. You’ve still got Virgin, you’ve still got Microsoft, you’ve still got a lot of potentially very powerful brands coming into this space. Is that worrisome to you?
Well, I’d like to first address one of the comments you made–that Apple is dominating the space. Currently, Apple is not even in the subscription business. It’s not even on the playing field yet. I think that’s very significant and very important for anyone following this space to remember.
Apple’s “not even on the playing field yet?!” Now that’s optimism.
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