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Wednesday
Jun182014

It's No iPhone. It's a buyPhone!

After days of rumor-chasing and breathless anticipation, Amazon unveiled its new smartphone. Called the Amazon Fire Phone, it’s got some pretty cool features. And as expected, it is first and foremost a “buyPhone.” It takes shopping to a whole new level here.

Given how much Amazon stands to gain by getting this phone in our hands, the price is head-scratchingly high. At $199, it's competitive. But it's not an offer we can't refuse.

Watch the full video HERE.

Wednesday
Jun182014

Amazon, AT&T and the "Sell Phone"

Saturday
Jun142014

Enter the aPhone

Watch for Amazon’s long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry’s first sell phone. With the Amazon-tailored shopping device in your back pocket, however, you just might be tempted to call it your first buyPhone.

Read the entire column on InformationWeek.

Saturday
Jun072014

A Lesson for NetFlix, Courtesy AT&T

This week, Verizon added to NetFlix' frustration, apparently adopting Comcast's throughput-throttling negotiation tactics. Check out my new video here to find out what NetFlix might learn from AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV.

Tuesday
Jun032014

Why Apple Needs Beats (even at $3bln)

Is there really a tech bubble?

If Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion didn't settle it for you, then Apple's decision to buy Beats audio for $3 billion should do the trick.

Fact is, Apple needed to buy Beats. Even if it meant shelling out $3 billion to do it. Check out my video to find out why. And what might lie ahead.