Rejoice travelers! You no longer need to factor in the download time for your favorite movies as part of your pre-airport experience. Amazon Prime members can stream Amazon’s movies and music on JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi broadband Internet on all JetBlue’s Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft this year, and on JetBlue’s Embraer E190 aircraft in 2016.
This one new feature has probably saved you at least 10 minutes before your next JetBlue flight. Now you can use that time to download a Geogad Tour for your travel destination.
Great presentation on what to expect when you are looking for feedback on new products. It goes into great detail, even down to how to ask and how to compensate people for their time. For example, check out slide 11 for sourcing and pricing.
The content distribution business is constantly growing. YouTube just announced that it is creating subscription channels with its partners. These new channels will be a tough new competitor to the traditional cable networks with their expensive bundles.
On the flip side, Apple is running into trouble getting its own deals together with the music companies. The latest rumors is that Apple tried to lowball the music companies by offering 6 cents per 100 streamed songs. This is half the 12.5 cents per 100 songs that Pandora is already paying. Apple has had to offer more in the deals, such as a share of the ad revenues and even a minimum flat payment in case the customer demand is weaker than expected. It is interesting to see how Apple’s usual bargaining strategies don’t work when they are late to enter the market.