The Critical Path

The Critical Path

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.

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52: The Art of Making Money

September 1, 2012 at 11:15PM • 1 hour 9 minutes • Wiki Entry

With Horace criss-crossing the globe on various secret missions, Moisés Chiullan, host of Screen Time, fills in for Dan this week. In this episode, Horace follows up on last week's predictions now that the Apple v. Samsung verdict has been finalized ... or has it? Horace and Moisés also dig into the algebra needed to decode how many tablet units which manufacturers have sold, and what that means for Amazon's Kindle Fire in particular.

Special guest Moisés Chiullan.

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Moisés asks what the barriers of entry are for a brand like Amazon in the content delivery market, and, for that matter, anyone else. Is Amazon's powerful market position too US-centric? Is Apple too far ahead, or do they still face seemingly-impossible challenges just like everyone else in the TV space? Most importantly: has the content delivery business devoured itself and we're just telling ourselves that it hasn't? If so, how is it being reborn? This first year anniversary episode of The Critical Path reviews the causality we've observed throughout this first year of the show, as well as what we anticipate in the months and years to come.