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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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Ted Rheingold

It's a stunning failure if you ask me. Not only have they frittered away a once-popular community, they are now years off track from have an deeply integrated run-of-software-and-service community.

iTunes should already have socializing tools that could make it as social as YouTube, but they can't even get .mac working. The same iChat profile, should be my same iTune profile, my same .mac, FrontRow, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, WWDC, MacBookPro UserGroup, etc. etc. and sociality hooks should already be deeply integrated in all these pieces of software that can be stand alone just within that passion or crossover into all the other Apple things you're into.

But instead their 5 year old effort is D.O.A both is respect to revenue and community and they'll be playing catchup for years.

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