Wednesday, May 11, 2011
But what about those people without internet? It would be hard to create or access an important document if internet service is unavailable for your new laptop. Google needs to come up with some sort of solution to this.
Let's not forget that the demand for Apple products continues to increase and the software is only becoming more popular with time. Google will need to find more ways to attract the attention away from Apple and more to itself. Lowering the prices in June is one way that could create more demand since it will be more affordable.
By Abby Garcia
By Abby Garcia
Baskin Robins 31 Cent Scoop Night was a huge success for all of the neighbors surrounding nearby locations on April 27. This event was inspired by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For the fifth year in a row Baskin Robbins has had more success than imagined, raising $100,000 all for charity. The event raises interest and demand for customers and for some is a very sweet treat with the price and the ice cream. We all know that with summer coming around this spiked the demand for many ice cream lovers and got them re-interested in their favorite sweet treat. This was a very smart move on Baskin Robins part because, by lowering the price, consumers are more inclined to buy more than one scoop, then spending more money, and also more likely to come with their families and friends to have a cheap night out. With the price lowered, consumers feel more at ease with their purchase, and will not have buyer’s remorse when it comes to overpriced ice cream. This will then make the consumer think back to the good times they had at Baskin Robins and come back there, thus increasing the flow of the economy.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By Abby Garcia
This week, AT&T began capping Internet delivery to DSL and broadband customers. Economically, I can see how AT&T would feel the need to start this cap. AT&T analysts strategized this move, like many other broadband providers, such as Comcast. This move was set in place, in order that customers will not completely drop cable or satellite. Many customers have found that video on demand, like Netflix and Blockbuster, instead of television on demand works out perfectly for their situations. AT&T economists do not want Netflix to become a monopoly, and lose money on the cable companies. This cap was also set, because the highest-traffic users download as much as 19 typical households, on average, which slows speeds for other users, AT&T said. Personally, as soon as my family and I, AT&T U-Verse, and cellular users, heard of this news we quickly started looking into other cable, Internet, and cellular options for us. Even though in the big picture for AT&T this is a smart move, because eventually all cable providers will begin enforcing caps, in the short run, I think that AT&T will begin to start loosing many of their valued customers. Looking at the comments at the bottom of the article attached, you can see that many are very upset about this and the AT&T users will begin to decline significantly.