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 All the taxes that a corporation pays come in the end from the sales and are thus effectively per sale (regardless of the income of the customers). If you would abolish all taxes except sales tax for companies, the tax companies pay would in fact be progressive, because they are paid in the end by the ones who buy the most, who are also the ones that are the richest. In that sense, it is very much progressive in its effect. Especially so if you establish low sales tax...
 It is not the people who buy the product that pay sales tax. It looks that way, but legally/technically, it is the company that is charged sales tax and that passes it on to the customer visibly. It shows the customer: I sold you this book for $10.00 and I have to pay $0.60 in sales tax that I pass on to you. The idea that the customer pays sales tax is strong in the US where this happens very visibly. But everywhere in the world, Sales Tax, VAT, or whatever the name is a...
In Europe the big US companies dodge taxes like hell. So, the big companies such as Amazon, Apple, Starbuck, etc. do hardly pay taxes in Europe. If they get taxed when they bring the money back, the practical and comical effect will be that EU citizens will provide the money for US taxes but not EU taxes. Maybe better: let companies not pay taxes where they are located, but where they sell. Only sales tax, not corporate tax. In an globally connected world, that may be the...
 Well, as far as the last one is concerned, let's not forget that Apple combines an insane level of detail in some areas with even insane levels of neglect in other areas. Have a look at how broken Mobile Accounts are in OS X Server and for how long this has been the case. Complete neglect. Makes me swear at a regular basis, e.g. when loggin in or out takes hours because suddenly home sync has decided that everything in an iPhoto Library has to be synced, or when syncing...
It's the menu where you can shut down, log off, etc. On another track:Windows 10.0 mouse Windows 10.1 hamsterWindows 10.2 bugWindows 10.3 worm
The fact that Ballmer needs to force them to use the Surface/WinPhone instead of iPad/iPhone only strengthens the message that Apple's products are superior in the eyes of users.   What do you need to get people to use Surface over iPad? About $2 billion :-)
New Apple TV + little cam/mic that turns your TV into a full-sized video conference using Facetime. Let grandma&grandpa see the little ones full sized. And say a bit more...   + Apple TV can be directed from the iWatch or iPhone or iPad so you get a better UI than with that horrible remote.   + Apple TV Store
 One major reason why I won't allow Android on any network I control: http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/29/new-android-fake-id-flaw-empowers-stealthy-new-class-of-super-malware- I wouldn't get my kids an Android for whatever reason. Far too risky.
At a safe distance, that is.
I think Google is the bully. Samsung is just not an easy victim. It's funny to see that Samsung (appalling though its copying tactics are) is more or less in the same situation as Apple. They are a hardware vendor for which the software is a means to sell devices (actually, Apple is more an 'integrated experience' vendor). They are both up against pure software giants like Google and Amazon, both of the bullying kind (Amazon in the publishing world is even a worse bully...
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