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I always suspected that Apple's health and medical thrust is going to go way beyond goosed up fitness monitors, what with Apple talking to the FDA, hiring all those high-powered med tech people, as well as a person who is supposed to be an expert in shepherding tech products through the FDA approval labyrinth (her last name is Nag, how appropriate). I even ventured that maybe they're thinking of taking a stab at fixing the Great Big Electronic Medical Records Mess with a...
 No, it's a direct shot in the sense that Google/Android is glaringly vulnerable on the 'seamless integration of devices' front due to fragmentation, no PC OS, and no real hardware operations.  A better description would have been a 'lethal' rather than 'direct' shot. Anyway, this is not surprising.  When complex mass consumer products reach a certain level of maturity, refinement, fine-tuning and optimization become the battlefield for competition and when you are...
 The things people pull out of their nether orifices.
 This is one of the all time dumbest posts I've ever seen.
So many people defending Amazon.  Please tell us O Great Amazon Apologists, once Amazon has achieved total dominance in book retailing, what do you think will happen to those wonderfully cheap Amazon prices?  Stay cheap forever?   And don't say that Amazon doesn't have monopoly power in book retailing.  The evidence is right before us.  If they didn't have monopoly power, Hachette would not be in this cat fight with them,  they would have just turned to a competitive...
 There is a law in the US (a good law, I might add) which says you can't use your monopoly power in one market to establish monopoly power in another.  What seems obvious to me is that Amazon is using its dominance in book retailing to establish dominance in publishing.  Each of Home Depot and Lowes don't have the dominant position in hardware retailing that Amazon has in book retailing so you can't apply the same standards on Amazon as you would on Home Depot and Lowes.
I was beginning to worry with, WWDC so close now, how come Samsung still hasn't come out with its preemptive, sloppy, cobbled-together, last-minute, First! product.
 Sure, if you think the shoe fits.  Why you would jump to the conclusion that my original statement is a defense of Apple is beyond me. Although what you mean by a 'monopolist in smartphone profits' makes no economic sense at all.  Figuratively, yes they 'monopolize' the profits but that is not a technically accurate or meaningful use of the term.  Because certainly, Apple does not monopolize the smartphone market.  The fact that they get most of the industry's profits...
It's going to be Swatch kicked a notch or two upmarket.  There will be several models and new ones will be released more frequently than once a year generating a constant buzz.  Older ones will also be phased out to create some scarcity value.  They can be configured to sync automatically with each other so that people can own several and not lose any data when they switch off from one iWatch to another.   The design, marketing, and tech will be geared towards encouraging...
Beware of any monopolist or would-be monopolist that says their actions are guided by their customers' best interests.
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