Listen: Apple, Netflix And Oregon discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Coast, AM dot com. A blockbuster video store remember that name in bend. Oregon will become the world's last outpost of the once booming video rental chain later this month when a store in Perth Australia closes its doors. The store's owners they're retributed his downfall to the rival Netflix and other streaming services that hit the Australian market once a dominant brand during the late nineteen eighties and nineties blockbuster had more than nine thousand stores in operation at one time. The change shut down its last corporate owned stores in two thousand fourteen but a few franchisees have remained operational in the years since well, there's only to be one left the rise of Netflix, which instantly streams movies and television shows to the basis of millions paid subscribers has rendered physical video rentals obsolete and what else is going on iphone sales are plummeting and Apple's app fees. Might be next. What's happening? Let's check in with Lauren Weinstein, our expert on the internet. What's going on with apple Lorne? I think we're kind of reaching the point. Now, we're concentrating on the phone sales numbers and not just apple phones in general is probably less important than it used to be. And the reason is that the smartphone industry is is now a sure industry for most people who have smartphones. Smartphones are pretty powerful. They have good screens. They have good bandwith and the Audio's good and the videos good and the changes from year to year in most cases are incremental. Maybe this will gets a little bit bigger. Maybe the battery lasts a little bit longer. But these aren't blockbuster. No pun intended. Right, right. Buster video changes that are going on your year. So"