John Paczkowski

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The Nexus One a Superphone? Sounds More Like a So-So Phone to Me.

nexus1Early sales data for Google’s Nexus One are in and they seem to belie the “superphone” superlative the company has attached to the device. According to market analytics firm Flurry, Google sold an estimated 20,000 units in its first week.

An unremarkable showing, to say the least–especially for a device launched amid so much buzz. Flurry estimates that Nexus One was outsold by Motorola’s (MOT) Droid by more than 12 times and by Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 3GS 80 times.

Now, Flurry’s Nexus One sales estimate is obviously the roughest of guesses–the company gets its numbers by monitoring application usage on the iPhone and Android platforms, not from any hard sales data. That said, it’s likely at least directionally correct and suggests that Google (GOOG) may have a tough time moving the five to six million Nexus One handsets analysts have been calling for it to sell by the end of 2010–especially if customer support issues associated with the superphone continue.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work