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Why Does the Peanut Gallery Hate Apple?

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I just asked her why. Her response: "Because they have great items."

So simple, yes, but that's what you're going for: mind share. And Apple has that among a much wider population than the hip 9-year old set. Amazon does as well, but, again, the competitive scenario isn't quite the same. Until Samsung, Google, Microsoft, RIM, whoever gets to this level with the consumer, Apple will squash them where it counts at retail and continue to steal market share in the enterprise.

-- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.