If it's merely more gimmicks, bells and whistles designed to pump up Amazon Prime, Jeff Bezos's forthcoming smartphone will fail.
For Pandora to survive, it needs to swallow its pride and let go of its albeit wildly successful past.
If Apple is to accomplish its stated goal of dominating the digital music landscape, it needs to collect talent beyond Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
The numbers don't lie: Tim Cook and Apple are about to whip Android's butt.
Twitter represents another cog in the machine that will lead Apple to digital music dominance.
Between the Apple/Beats deal and Twitter's aggressive moves on music data, Pandora might as well not even exist.
With the Apple, Beats deal done, Cook will execute Apple's digital music strategy, getting it right where Jobs got it wrong.
With the focus of the Apple-Beats deal on music, Tim Cook has set out to fix a major Steve Jobs' mistake.
With online sales growing faster at WalMart than at Amazon, brick and mortar retail reinvents itself not by choice, but out of necessity.
Modern-day Apple has never claimed it invented anything other than better experiences. It's that approach that produces competition-crushing effects.