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Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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5/29/2014 | 2:01:52 PM
Re: Why?
KBode - As Steve Jobs said, innovation and creativity means saying "no." But multibillion-dollar-companies aren't good at that. Too many stakeholders have a claim to the user screen. The result is a cluttered user interface as everybody inside the company fights to get their pet project included. 
KBode
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KBode,
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5/28/2014 | 3:53:04 PM
Re: Why?
True. They really struggle with graphic user interfaces, but executives always seem to assume that it shouldn't be that hard if they're willing to just throw money at it. But you don't just magically go from a phone company with a focus on turf protection to a disruptive innovator in a new field by magic. They don't seem to recognize this, and you see the same scenario play out over and over again...
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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5/28/2014 | 3:37:26 PM
Re: Why?
Service providers seem to have difficulty providing applications. For example, they can't make a DVR people like as much as TiVo. 
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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5/27/2014 | 7:56:00 PM
Re: Why?
I think their market position is viewed as a 'grab a DVD from outside the supermarket'. It's hard to shift that to something else. Not to mention -- expensive.
wanlord
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wanlord,
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5/27/2014 | 4:10:05 PM
Re: Why?
Look at it from a subscriber perspective, if I am into online streaming, chances are I already have an account with Netflix, so what is going to pursuade me to switch or add, and now pay for yet another service and looks to have less compelling content, and the fact that Netflix has some pretty good orginal shows right now (OITNB, HOC)? I never understood why Redbox "needed" to partner with VZ in the first place. They are still doing OTT, so what value does being part of VZ add, other than you just lost advertising to 5M potential FiOS TV subs for reasons Kbode mentioned.
KBode
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KBode,
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5/27/2014 | 2:38:23 PM
Re: Why?
I think they've just run out of growing room on the physical space. And in the streaming space Verizon has a vested interest NOT to promote this service too much in order to avoid cannibalizing traditional FiOS TV viewers and encouraging cord cutting. I get the feeling that AT&T, Comcast and AT&T offer "me too" Netflix-esque services to give the faint impression of being innovative, but they in reality don't want them to succeed or disrupt.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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5/27/2014 | 2:27:58 PM
Why?
Any indication why Redbox is stumbling here where others are doing well?


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