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Makes you wonder why they don't put in that effort for their real products.
The same companies are tax avoiders too. It is irksome; if they are going to support a particular set of politics then they should do it through their actions.What would be good to know is which direction the poaching was going. It sounded like employees were going to Google - probably for the lobster lunches and bouncy balls. It looks like some went to Intuit:http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247308/_No_poaching_case_versus_Google_Apple_others_can_go_to_trial"In...
Are you suggesting that when people act in a self-interested way, the outcome is bad and such behaviour should be condemned?The government is trying to promote competition here as they did before:http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/24/us_department_of_justice_orders_apple_to_end_anticompetitive_deals.html"The DOJ argued that the "no poaching" agreements resulted in collusion, which depressed wages. The often informal agreements "eliminated a significant form of...
Negative marketing against a competitor is usually beneficial. In this case, if the same statements about not making money apply to Roku and people figure that out then it adversely affects them but not if people don't figure that out. The suggestion seems to be that Roku's biggest competitor will give up due to lack of profits and leave Roku to corner the market. If they plan to go public in order to raise capital, this could persuade investors to invest on the assumption...
C# has a very nice syntax. It would be good if this replaced both PHP and Javascript IMO - it's an open standard language so no harm done. Have C# run in both the server and browser. It's a nicer language than Objective-C in terms of readability as this old article shows:http://lostechies.com/scottreynolds/2009/02/05/beginning-objective-c-for-the-c-guy/but unfortunately it's not a replacement for that.If Webkit could execute C#, that would be a start to client-side...
One area I think Apple is lacking in their existing eco-system is a high-level IDE. The problem here is that bringing either Unity or Unreal in-house could make it less popular if it's restricted and it might have to be. Unreal engine is owned by Epic games and used in lots of major AAA games ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games ) and Unreal 4 had the photorealistic real-time lighting demos on Tegra K1: Unity 5 has some of the same features: A...
If they don't make drivers, your only option is to use a 3rd party solution such as:http://www.orderedbytes.com/controllermate/That lets you assign actions to keys. You'd press the non-functioning buttons to see what they show up as and assign actions to them.
Yeah, if all these employees didn't like the anti-poaching agreements of their competing employers, all they had to do was go work for a competing employer, let the free market sort itself out and keep regulators out of their business. Oh wait.Well, let's hope that the government doesn't keep any pound of flesh for itself but instead rules that payments have to be sent to the people involved in the class action lawsuit as has been the case in other class action...
It's always hard to go through the details of how successful an acquisition would be. On the internet, it's easy to suggest buying one company or another but unless there's a direct benefit for either party involved, it's about as meaningful as suggesting that any employee at a company should be fired, promoted, demoted etc.It's not always the right thing for smaller companies to sell out to a bigger company. Some companies are small because they have a small target...
Not a lot of people seem to realise that Microsoft's a bigger competitor to Google's core revenue stream than Apple. On Yahoo News, there are comments about why they feature articles about things that people have done with the iPhone like photography-related when 'Android phones are just as good and cheaper'. One of those reasons is that people actually do interesting things with their Apple products but Yahoo is a major competitor to Google, why would they feature...
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