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CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of Netflix And The Fall Of AOL (NFLX, AOL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-aol-vs-netflix-2013-5

Here’s a chart from Dan Frommer that he calls “the entire Internet in one chart.” It shows AOL‘s declining dial-up business compared to Netflix‘s rising streaming business, which Frommer uses a proxy for the broadband market. Frommer has more analysis which is well worth checking out, but one great point: Netflix now has more users than AOL ever had.

Chart of the day shows AOL vs Netflix subscribers, may 2013

 

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CHART OF THE DAY: This Is A Business That Will Die In Five Years, According To BlackBerry’s CEO

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-macs-vs-ipads-2013-4

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said, “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”

He believes we’re going to carry around a single device that powers all our other screens. That since device is going to be a smartphone in his opinion, and therefore tablets are going to be totally irrelevant.

He also says, “Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

To which, we present this chart from Dan Frommer. As you can see, through three years the iPad has sold 140 million units, almost double what Apple has done with the Mac.

Perhaps the wheels fall off this thing, and it disappears from existence in five years. We doubt it.

The reason the iPad sells well, despite being slightly redundant, is that people like to have dedicated gadgets. People don’t want one device to power everything.

Chart of the day shows Apple's Quarterly Mac and iPad shipments, april 2013