Latest Horace Dediu Stories

iTunes Dominates Digital Music Market
2013-06-21 12:46:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New numbers from analyst Horace Dediu and Billboard show iTunes is still just as powerful as ever in the world of digital music, but their footing may be slipping a bit. As more music fans switch to other services like Spotify or Rdio, fewer people feel the need to actually buy individual albums or tracks. After all, if someone can pay less than they would for one album each month and listen to millions of songs, it’s hard to...

Apple Lumps Software Sales Into iTunes
2013-02-12 19:39:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple is known all over the world as the purveyor of iPads, iPhones, Macs and, these days to a lesser extent, iPods. Yet, behind the massive profit margins baked into these products, Apple has other sources of revenue that, while they may seem smaller in comparison, are actually quite significant. According to industry analyst turned blogger and podcaster Horace Dediu, Apple´s iTunes business is booming, becoming their...

2012-08-07 18:59:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Combining some of Apple´s testimony and a few handy charts, numbers guru Horace Dediu has predicted millions of people will be buying Apple´s latest iPhone, regardless of the title. Not just millions, mind you, but hundreds of millions, more to the tune of 170 million. It´s an interesting premise used to arrive at his prediction. After all, Apple´s very own Phil Schiller testified– under oath, no...

2012-07-06 21:26:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Narrow is the gap ℠twixt Mac and Windows machines. The narrowest since the 90s, in fact, when the Windows platform completely dominated the Mac platform. As such, the Mac has always been seen, in one way or another, as an alternative platform, a better option than the basic Windows PC. Even when Apple was pushing their “switch” ad campaign–with Justin Long acting as “Mac” and John Hodgman acting as...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'