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Interesting that you bring up Jobs 100% devotion to Apple and then talk about Africa. Didn't Steve Jobs help to drive the Red campaign? With 100% of its money going to AIDs assistance in Africa? Didn't that divert his interest from Apple? Or how about becoming the CEO of Pixar? I guess that spending an interview speaking about your lifestyle occupies so much more time than actually running a 2nd company. And what about this...
Why would it work with any other terminal - CurrentC has already said that it is protecting its consortium. It has already said that it expects exclusivity from its partners. Any other company wanting to implement CurrentC is going to have to dump any other contactless system they already have implemented.
Actually, it's 99 cents and free Amazon Prime for a year ... they are hoping that offering Prime will lock in users for a 2nd year at full price since the Fire is primarily an Amazon consumption and purchasing device, so you could say they expect the final price to be 99.99 ... and that is on a contract that locks you in with a cell provider for 2 years, otherwise you are paying $499 for the phone.
Apps are quit, but their preferences remain. And those have to be managed at a system level or the OS won't have anything to load. How do you know those preference files aren't corrupting the operating system? The fact is that you can't just load 700 apps and not expect the OS to have absolutely no knowledge or interaction with the apps, otherwise they would just be non-executable data.
You mean to say that your iPhone 5s running ios7 never had any issues, right? Or did you run iOS 8 on your iPhone 5s as well?
The sad part about this is that those supposedly principled conservatives have already shown their true colors by even investing in Apple stock in the first place. They have already displayed that they are more concerned with capital gains and profits than moral standards or they wouldn't have put their money into making Apple one of the largest corporations in the world. Then of course, they come into forums like this are indignant that Apple's corporate fabric is all...
The CEO has already stated that there are plans sometime in the future. And in the next year, EVM is going to require chip+PIN for all credit cards so if MCX retailers want to continue to be able to accept credit cards, they will need to update their terminals. In some ways, you have to wonder if the stand that MCX is taking is to try to get enough power to push back on EVM to kill or slow down on this implementation (which of course, just delays improvements in...
There is speculation that Meijer is taking advantage of a loophole that the contract allows for companies to maintain technology that they had implemented prior to joining MCX. Since Meijer has been taking NFC payments for 5 years, they appear to be covered under a grandfathering clause.
In my reading of related articles, it seems that CurrentC may be using the QR system that CVS has been using as part of their customer loyalty system. It would also be interesting to see if CVS was the partner pushing for QR as a way to get CurrentC up and running quicker since they already have it deployed to their stores.
Why? Apple has the better technology - they have nothing to fear from CurrentC. Plus it sets a bad precedent for acceptance to the AppStore, i.e., Apple doesn't typically deny products that are in competition with their offerings (like Numbers/Pages/Keynote) and they don't want to send that message now. Plus they have the money, desire, and backing of EVM to continue pursuing ApplePay.  Let people run CurrentC on iOS and then when CurrentC has the inevitable data breach,...
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