Our two-part discussion of Apple as different types of companies concludes with a look at their moves toward being a media company. The first attempts have been made, and weren’t as successful as some would like. Did that matter? Why should they get into the media game at all? Will a focus on G or PG content be a defining characteristic or a major obstacle? Is that even a question? The panel of Mark Fuccio, John Martellaro, Ken Ray, and host Chuck Joiner discuss, judge each other’s thoughts, and change each other’s minds.
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Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through his web site or through Twitter.
John Martellaro is the Senior Editor for Reviews and Analysis at The Mac Observer, and host of the Background Mode podcast. Previously,he has worked for NASA, Lockheed Martin Astronautics,the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Apple. At Apple, he worked as a Senior Marketing Manager, a Federal Account Executive and a High Performance Computing manager. His interests include all things Apple, chess, science fiction and astronomy.You can follow John on Twitter.
Since May of 2005, Ken Ray has eaten, slept, and breathed Apple news and news related to Apple news in order to produce a daily Apple news show. and he does just that with Mac OS Ken, with content that includes most stories directly related to Apple, many stories indirectly related to Apple that stand a chance of affecting Apple’s business or its users, and tangentially related stories that are funny.A slightly skewed, sometimes cynical, obsessive look at Apple news, five-days-a-week. Ken also co-hosts Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, that explores the Star Trek universe one episode at a time, Mission Log Live on Facebook, and he produces The Checklist by SecureMac. You can connect with him on Twitter.