Look who sold me to an underwear* company

“A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.”— Apple CEO Tim Cook

*Under Armour

My take: I know, I know. It could be worse. But still. Glass houses, etc.

5 Comments

  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    I don’t see a problem with this kind of offering, it was based on the fact that you are an Apple Pay customer (a group), not because of some other more intrusive personal metric.

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    September 6, 2018
  2. Fred Stein said:
    I got the same email, from Apple, not Under Armour. At the bottom of the email, there is an unsubscribe option.
    If a Nike 10% discount came in, I’d consider it.

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    September 6, 2018
  3. David Emery said:
    There must be more to it than just ‘Apple Pay customer’. I didn’t get the ad.

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    September 6, 2018
  4. George Ewonus said:
    I agree with Gregg’s take on this. That being said, I’ll take the 10% discount on Under Armour!

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    September 6, 2018
  5. Ken Cheng said:
    Seemed like a generic weekly promotion to me. Every week I get an email with a discount if I use ApplePay with some retailer’s app. I was waiting for the 10% off a Tesla, since they take ApplePay and obviously have an app.

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    September 7, 2018

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