The Internet Could Be Closed For Business
JUNE 12, 2012
When I first started blogging and podcasting (in 2003), the Internet was both an open and a closed environment. People were publishing online journals and creating communities around very obscure areas of interest. By opening retail stores, they get consumers at the first stage of the purchase cycle and they keep them through the purchase, support (Genius Bar) and even the content that goes on the devices (think iTunes ). online community. Once upon a time.