Winners & Losers March 11, 2015

The Devil Wears Apple, Nimoy Beyond Spock

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Winners & Losers Episode 19 - Market share of non-iOS and non-Android smartphones dropped to 3.7% in 2014, solidifying the position of any other operating system as a loser. But among the two giants Apple is the clear winner; it raked in 88.7% of global smartphone profits in 2014 while shipping less than 15% of global smartphone units. The iPhone is no doubt a luxury smartphone and Apple is transitioning to a luxury brand, evident by the Apple Watch’s 12-page spread in Vogue. The devil will soon be wearing Prada and Apple.

The big story of 2015 is no longer whether YouTube will replace television, but whether Facebook will replace YouTube. More videos are uploaded to Facebook natively than YouTube links are posted to YouTube. Jury is still out on whether YouTube is a winner or loser.

China’s military won this week with its ability to weaponize every computer in the mainland. When Chinese internet users attempt to use a banned site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google) they are rerouted to another website. Users were directed to seemingly random websites that crashed due to the massive influx of traffic.

And Americans lose their perceived status hardest workers to the Turks; 43% of Turkish workers work more than 50 hours a week.

A loss for everyone: Leonard Nimoy, who generated more action figures and reruns than any other actor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more.

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