Orange has announced prices for the iPhone on its network – but shown little appetite for a price war with O2, which presently has the monopoly on iPhone sales in the UK. The phone will go on sale from 10 November across Orange's retail network, as well as Apple retail stores, Phones4U, Orange concessions in HMV stores and – as predicted in the Guardian last month – in Carphone Warehouse shops.
The end of this kind of thing? The dotJS conference in 2017. Photo by dotJS conferences on Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. This, too, must pass. I’m @charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. As ecommerce keeps growing, at some point we will start to see certain retailers disappear – it’s common to say there are strong parallels with newspapers, in that they have a fixed cost base, falling revenue, and the wrong assets & skills.
It’s not a bowling ball, it’s a trackball. But you can be forgiven for the confusion. Photo by Iwan Gabovitch on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. . I’m @charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome.
@mikaeltja@iyad_elbaghdadi@LAOFAS Yes, but you need to see the outward demonstration of humanity. Interaction with people. Comments on a coherent existence beyond Twitter. I tend towards “junk unless proven human” for much of this stuff.
@iyad_elbaghdadi@LAOFAS Why are you so persuaded he is a real person? Is there anything deeper there which suggests anything more than a thin veneer of sentiment designed to wind people up? A 65yo veteran Xian Puerto Rican who recently moved to the US? Does that add up?
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