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Unwired Planet truly is a patent troll. People still seem to think that owning a patent and seeking to get royalties from it without making anything (NPE) makes them a patent troll. This is not the case. Patents are assets and an owner is allowed to do whatever they want with their assets. Unwired Planet went far beyond that in this case using standard patent troll tactics (as mentioned in the article).
I want this car so badly.
 Eddy Cue has been in countless negotiations with artists/labels for years. He knows infinitely more about the business side of the music industry than Corgan ever could.  No, you get attacked for saying stupid things (and over a long period of time before Apple Music was ever announced).
 - Swifts album will soon be on Apple Music. If not, she'll lose all credibility overnight.- Who cares what Billy Corgan says? You think he speaks for the entire industry? Eddy Cue even mentioned indie artists in his tweet, yet Corgan is yapping about how Apple doesn't care for them? Did Corgan even watch Trent Reznor talk about Apple Music? Apparently not, based on his stupid comments. The "pot" has been simmering at Apple for so many years it's dried up. It's not going...
 Just like the continuous bad press Apple gets week after week? Seems to be having quite the detrimental effect on Apple, with declining sales and revenues. Maybe one of these days if enough press keep repeating Apple is doomed it will finally come true. Spotify lacks so many things to make it truly successful. They're not nearly as well known as Apple. They don't have the marketing budget to promote it. They won't be installed on hundreds of millions of iOS devices by...
 Unless Apple combines this with Force Touch such that you'd need a significant press before the phone will wake up. Further, adding in feedback with the Taptic Engine and you even get a physical "click" just like you do now with the home button.
 It's closer to 65%, since iTunes accounts for almost 65% of all music sales.
 What a load of crap. There have been numerous times when a celebrity (for example) makes a mistake and then comes back and apologizes for it. After the apology their popularity goes through the roof (within reason, of course, you can't apologize for doing something truly disgusting). You also seem to forget the old saying "there's no such thing as bad press." This is absolutely a huge win for Apple. They are getting a ridiculous amount of free press for Apple Music, which...
First off, I don't think this was specifically planned by Apple. Large companies that introduce new products or make changes to services will always discuss numerous "what if" scenarios along with their responses. If negotiations over the free trial were as strained as early reports said, then Apple would have discussed contingencies for things like bad PR resulting from artist complaints or music from top artists being held back. It happened to be Taylor Swift but could...
Now Taylor Swift and all the other whiners will have to make all their music available on Apple Music or look like idiots. Apple wins. Even better, by having artists complain and giving the appearance of "caving in" to them, Apple is now able to use their massive cash hoard to promote Apple Music and make the deals that Spotify can't. All without raising any antitrust or competition issues, since, you know, Apple is doing what the artists want. Well played, Apple. Well...
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