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PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone lost a half billion, but nearly created the internet - YouTube
subsidizing ur product (expensive cellphone) w long-term contract. subsidizing one customer base (entry) with the cash cow of the other customer base (expert). or as a multi-product company; subsidize your new products (to get traction, interest, let users form habits, lower the barriers of entry, increase the potential customer base) with excess profits from another product you have. subsidizing mass market product development with a well marketed, high-end, status symbol product - tesla motors with tesla roadster - to get to the model s and further.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Elon Musk Just Opened Up All of Tesla's Patents : The New Yorker
It’s a risky move but a shrewd one. It’s one that wouldn’t make a lot of sense for a lot of companies. But it does for Tesla. The company’s stock has doubled in the past year, but the industry is struggling. Musk’s biggest electic-car-entrepreneur-frenemy, Shai Agassi, led his company, Better Place, into bankruptcy a year ago. It’s a good moment for the industry to get a jolt. “Putting in long hours for a corporation is hard,” Musk said on Thursday during a conference call. “Putting in long hours for a cause is easy.” What exactly is that cause? It’s bringing clean cars to the people, of course. But it’s also, it seems now, showing the world a new way to think about innovation. || +++ >> // Industrial Policy - 1% and increasing incrementally on gas guzzling cars. + emissions tax on consumer driving a gas guzzeler.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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