Maintaining Business Relations

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academics or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their work. We rely on the space of trust given confidentiality. When someone breaks that trust, we are all worse off.

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Data show why HBO Max’s estimated slow start may not tell the whole story

Data show why HBO Max’s estimated slow start may not tell the whole story

AT&T’s (T) HBO Max made its official entrance into the streaming wars on Wednesday — and its day-one downloads have sparked a debate over how widely consumers are embracing the new platform.

According to data from Sensor Tower, 87,000 users across Apple’s App Store and Google Play downloaded the HBO Max app on Wednesday. That is well below competitors like Quibi (CMCSA) and Disney+ (DIS) which nabbed 380,000 and 4 million initial mobile downloads, respectively.

Meanwhile, a few observers suggest HBO Max committed a strategic blunder by not reaching a deal to be available at launch on popular platforms Roku (ROKU) and Amazon’s (AMZN) Fire TV.

In an email to Yahoo Finance, a WarnerMedia spokesperson called the Sensor data “not accurate,” but declined to provide alternative figures.

Still, the data may not capture the full story. Although 87,000 may seem small, it’s important to keep in mind that these

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Data show why HBO Max’s estimated slow start may not tell the whole story

AT&T’s (T) HBO Max made its official entrance into the streaming wars on Wednesday — and its day-one downloads have sparked a debate over how widely consumers are embracing the new platform.According to data from Sensor Tower, 87,000 users across Apple’s App Store...

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