78 posts and columns on earnings call
We know the drill by now: Cable company exec speaks in a public setting, gets asked about “cord cutting” and says he can’t see it. Cue disbelief.
Time Warner’s magazine unit was ecstatic about the iPad, but now it’s in a standoff with Apple. Which is why Jeff Bewkes is talking loudly–if not directly–about the appeal of the new Android tablets.
Here is the standard cord-cutting formula: Tell your cable company to pound sand and replace it with an antenna, an Internet connection and a Netflix subscription. Except, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, that’s not what his 19.6 million customers are doing. For now.
The New York Times is getting ready to roll out a pay wall in January, and plenty of people fret that the paper will see its audience disappear when the gates go up. Here’s a counterargument: The Telegram & Gazette, which happens to be owned by the Times, and which has seen its traffic rise after its wall went up.
CEO Steve Jobs made a special guest appearance on Apple’s Q3 earnings call today and used the opportunity to fire a few shots at Google while reframing the comparison between iOS and Android.