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 Victim here. We went in to Verizon to get my wife a 5c because she was tired of not getting coverage at our house (we live in a small but deep coverage hole for everyone but Verizon). After pushing some buttons, the sales guy offered us both $0 5cs if we'd trade in our cheapy $80 Virgin Mobile phones. Here you go! We walked out with $40/mo for each phone, plus a 1GB shared data plan for $42 (I get a discount because of where I work). So we went from $70/mo for two cheap...
 I have a Kyocera Rise with Virgin Mobile. I get no reception at my house - but do a few blocks away (we live in a coverage hole). I picked up a 5c last night on Sprint. Still have very little signal. One nice thing Sprint has is the Airave - a mini-cell tower that communicates over your internet connection. My neighbor has one and is pleased. If I can't get Sprint to give me one for free, I'm returning the iPhone and switching to Verizon. When we compared plans, Sprint...
I don't understand Wall Street - I think that's a good thing.   http://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2013/09/11/apple-takes-key-analyst-downgrade-the-iphone-dud/   http://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2013/09/11/credit-suisse-sees-panic-taking-over-in-apple-stock/   Apple released a device that is crazy faster than the previous generation. They are available at launch in China & Japan. Added a major carrier in Japan. And are positioned to add China Mobile...
I wish MS well. Apple needs some decent competition. Android is suffering the splintering that was predicted many years ago. The device makers & carriers control the software and don't bother to update instead pushing customers to buy new devices. If MS can provide a consistent user experience, I think they can sell that.   The problem with MS, though, is they have no taste. Rather than develop a really good mobile user experience and a really good desktop experience they...
I'm sorry, your personal experience with the actual laws involved disqualifies you from commenting on this thread. Please come back when you have emotional knee-jerk reactions with no facts to back them up.   - Jasen.   P.S. I am not a lawyer. Unless you are one for the jurisdiction involved, I don't put much stock in what you have to say about this case. P.P.S. The employee vs employer war is on display in spades here. One side: If the employees don't like it, go work...
Agreed. I'd much rather see the car companies and mobile device manufacturers develop standards & protocols for interoperability. Europe is probably the place to look for leadership here.   - Jasen.
I wonder if the HBO story is related to the Netflix story? It sounds like the cable & internet providers don't want streaming video clogging up their pipes, having customers actually use the bandwidth & bits they're paying for. The pipe providers make more off cable than internet, so they want to make using the internet less convenient.   - Jasen.
So when do B&N or Apple or any other book retailer get to file suit against Amazon for abusing its large market-share to drive competitors out of business?   - Jasen.
Agreed. He did all but stick his tongue out. But I must say I far prefer the Ives inspired minimalist design that the skeumorphic mess that Forstall was pushing. As for the new UI: too light for my taste. I like a dark background. The demo was all done with light to white backgrounds. Maybe they demo better or look better on an actual device, but it looked too bright and glaring to me.   - Jasen.
Doesn't this case hinge on Apple negotiating with all (or several) of the publishers present at the same time? i.e. Apple reps and publisher reps all met together and hashed out the details of the agreement. Or in this modern age, exchanged emails with several parties at once.   If Apple negotiated with each publisher separately, then there is no case. I don't know if Apple could do things like say, "publisher A has agreed to this, will you agree too, publisher B?"...
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