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Merging all things business with the latest in technology. This is The Purple Tie Show. The Purple Tie is a marketing and web development company located in Decatur, Alabama. We specialize in small to medium size businesses in need of a website and/or online marketing. This podcast is a weekly show that features Robert Martin and Blake Singleton discussing marketing, technology, and all manner of side tangents.

May 9, 2017

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

I’m going to start out by saying, “We’re not an Apple podcast.” That being said, let’s talk about Apple! For the 2nd quarter in a row, iPhone sales have slipped. That sets up an interesting question: what is Apple’s “next thing?” There’s rumors swirling that Apple may spend a portion of it’s billions of dollars to buy another company. We’ve talked about Apple possibly buying Tesla before, but there are many other companies that they’re looking into. Disney, Hulu, Netflix, Activision Blizzard, Take Two Interactive, and Electronic Arts are all rumors to be on the table. I suppose we’ll see.

We also briefly talked about Windows 10S as a competitor to Chrome OS. I wanted to squeeze it in there before I went onto the next thing, because we didn’t talk that much about it.

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