When I click on a Forbes link, I get that fun page telling me to turn off my ad blocker to enjoy their "ad-light" experience. Meanwhile, AdBlock tells me how many items it blocked in loading that page, and the number is always in the double-digits.
I'm not sure if they just don't know how many ads they're trying to serve me, they think I'm stupid to not realize they're showing me a dozen ads per page, or if they honestly think that many ads is really "light". But the end result is the same; I haven't seen an article on their site in a long time.
Reluctant? They're practically tripping over themselves not to follow suit. Here's CNN (as just one example) going right from that sheriff's statement, to proudly announcing that they are reporting his name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5U_XD4kDJ4 (The YouTube uploader bleeped his name out.)
And then they go and read his statement about how you get more press with a higher kill count, totally oblivious to how they're just giving him exactly what he wants.
> Apparently other streaming competitors like the Roku and game consoles have yet to see Amazon's ire and will remain sold, for now.
If I read it correctly, they're not carrying devices that don't work with their service. I watch Amazon Video on my Xbox just fine. And going by Roku's website, Amazon Video works there, too. So they wouldn't block those for that reason.
Does it mean they could decide to drop products that also support competitors (regardless of whether they also support Amazon Video)? That would be a bigger can of worms.
Considering they dropped support for my phone 4 months after I bought it (it still works, but it was excluded from receiving any further OS or firmware updates), and they just did the same to another one two months after they started selling it, I have no intention of buying another T-Mobile-branded phone.
If they want to keep me as a customer, they'd better not consider me a "bad guy" for buying a phone without their brand, locks, and lack of support.
I'm curious what phone those 12% are using in the shower, and how (or if) it manages to survive. Think of how much time I could save in my morning routine if I could read my daily email while I shower!
Maybe I'm just more cynical in my old age, but I have a feeling it's less an unwillingness to use a tragedy for advertising, and more to avoid the backlash they're likely to get when, say, their keyword-based advertising server automatically serves up ads for pool cleaning products on a story about a fatal drowning accident.