This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Tech Toys More Beloved Than Apple Products

Streaming music service
Apple contender: iTunes Radio
Alternative: Pandora

Hey, iTunes Radio is the third most-popular streaming service only a few months after its launch! Eat that, troglodytes!

It's surpassed Spotify, it's more giant than Google Play, it's slapping around Slacker Radio, it's... wait, what? It only has 8% of the streaming market despite having more than 40% of the smartphone market? And the No. 2 streaming service -- iHeartRadio with 9% -- is basically an app for terrestrial radio? So more people like listening to regular radio with its tiny playlists and corny drive-time DJs than iTunes Radio and its streamy goodness?

Yep, and that's not even the worst of it. Because it knows absolutely nothing about streaming other than the fact that consumers like it better than buying downloads, Apple has invested in it solely as a Trojan horse for download sales. That's worked out about as well as you'd expect. After Nielsen reported that music download sales fell for the first time ever in 2013, it was discovered that only 1% to 2% of iTunes Radio listeners clicked the "buy" button when listening to songs.

But hey, that's better than nothing, right? And "better than nothing" is why this company still sells the iPod and will do so until it's unprofitable, right? Right, but the difference is that people once bought the iPod in droves and used it to revolutionize music. Apple's iTunes Radio is obsolete on arrival and asks users to do a whole lot more than Pandora, which gives them a passive, curated listening experience that they never have to download.

4 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $118.03 0.00%
FB $105.41 0.00%
GOOG $748.15 0.00%
TSLA $229.64 0.00%
YHOO $33.16 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,813.39 +1.20 0.01%
S&P 500 2,088.87 -0.27 -0.01%
NASDAQ 5,116.1430 +13.3350 0.26%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs