Apple plans to launch iTunes Radio into foreign markets in early 2014 such as New Zealand and Australia. Also the UK and Canada will get iTunes Radio access before Pandora. This will prove to be a clear advantage for Apple Incorporated.
What this means is that Apple will be way ahead of Pandora by entering these marketsbefore Pandora has a chance to do so. Pandora has remained within the confines of the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Apple meanwhile has been wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and it has made inroads into many markets, domestic and foreign.
Ultimately, Apple wants to lend its unique services to over 100 countries around the globe. This is a monumental though laudatory task. Meanwhile, the expansion to the English-speaking countries is slated to occur by next year. Apple attracted quite a large number of listeners, 11 million to be exact, during the launch of its iTunes Radio service. This in itself is a sign of the rapid progress the company is making.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.