Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sirius Could Be More Profitable Without Howard

If Howard Stern chooses not to renew his Sirius deal, it may prove more beneficial to Sirius. Despite losing some Stern devotees, "Sirius can build sales with the money it saves on Stern." Or use some of that money to buy other talent needed to keep the content on Sirius looking exclusive and unique.

Whether it is an improving car industry or overall economy, Sirius subscriber numbers have been growing. Per the S&P analyst in this article, Sirius could add 1.1 million customers in 2010 and another 1.4 in 2011. Finally some healthy growth for them. Beyond Stern, Sirius' mix of sports, music, comedy, talk, and more may finally be appealing for consumers. With new cars including Sirius technology, the ease to subscribe is also a major boost. As Sirius uses free trial to demonstrate its value, the customer base rises. It may slowly becoming a must have feature for every car.

Is It Time To Buy An iPad

Fourth quarter is just around the corner and stores are gearing up for the holidays when sales really pick up. And in time for the holidays, the next release of the Apple iPad. "Apple is rumored to be working on a second generation of the iPad with FaceTime video conferencing ready by the holiday shopping season." Does a front facing camera on the iPad turn the corner from an intriguing device to a must have? Or, is it really necessary to rush a next version. "Apple has been racing to keep up with demand for the iPad, selling more than 3.27 million by late July and only getting to 24-hour turnaround on orders as of late last month."
With demand what it is why the rush.