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The judge is the problem. How she interpreted Apple was at fault for providing a platform for publishers to collude still makes my head spin. Judge that do not understand tech and business has no place being there in the first place. This is only interesting because publishers settled for two-year ban from agency model...and by forcing Apple to a 5-yrs ban...well, where do publishers go besides Amazon for the next 5-yrs? DOJ is screwing everyone but Amazon!   I said...
I like how everyone argues without including publisher and authors...publishing like every complex business, where everyone in the process gets a small cut of profit. Cheaper ebooks will only drive the current publishers into an eventual meltdown, less money into the pockets of those that creats content. Maybe not now or two year or five year...but if and when everything becomes digital consumption then it will happen. The question is can anyone look back and undo what...
I said this before, Apple should just get out of consumer ebooks. IF they really want to prove their point, I see no better way than to leave publishers, B&N and Amazon to their own cesspool. DOJ want to see how fast Amazon will kill publishing, this is the way to go!!! DOJ does not understand the complicity of publishing and businesses in general. Apple's iPad is a content device and most recent data shows not many actually read ebooks on their iPads anyway (thought I...
The only people thinks this is a good idea are DOJ and Android/Amazon fanbois. DOJ is overreaching into Apple's business models. What then after 2-yrs? Are they studying the effects and then go after Amazon? This is one of the silliest lawsuit in tech in recent years.
Still LOL'ed....you brush aside how little ebook profit is to Apple? The context is important here, for them, ebooks is adding content to their new product that will show off the device and its multiple uses. This was never going to be their trump card for making the iPad great. The only aspect of ebook they care for was not the general consumer ebooks with big five publishers but their pursuit for the education sector...there, iPad can really shake things up.You know...
"Wholesale business model works fine. It's the publishing industry's fault for not adapting to, or embracing this new disruptive technology.   But good for consumers which is what the lawsuit was about.   It is NOT illegal to set prices below cost."     Another LOL'ed! Which part of this verdict is going to help the consumers??? eBooks is a much much smaller market compare to what Apples earns from apps and music. This lawsuit is never about consumers...
  When publishers settled with DOJ, it certainly didn't help Apple. This idiot judge took those settlements as facts of wrongdoing...and hence the best conclusion she can draw is to find Apple guilty as well for providing the platform to start those conversations. Just plain awful and silly reasoning for a judge.
  This is one of the many damn misconceptions with this case. Apple coming into the picture to compete and offer alternative pricing to Amazon...prices for ebooks went up because publishers now sets the prices via agency model. So what is the problem? Are you insisting publishers can't set their own price but it's okay for Amazon to sell at a lose or little gain? I sense this judge don't have a clue of where the technology is heading regarding e-commerce.   Let's pretend...
  I own both HD and HD+, it doesn't take a lot to support the devices. As long as you know tech well enough, you can resolve most issues. The piss-poor reviews are generally from mom and pops that really has no idea how tablets works and how they B&N accounts are tie-in with hardware. Once I overheard a lady at a store asking why she can't transfer purchases from one account to another. Yup, there's your poor review in the making.
When B&N invaded color tablet territory they knew they had to invest a lot, and they did. They only had slight success with the first-gen where early hackers found the color Nook very hack-able. With each subsequent hardware updates they keep pissing off the group of people that help put their devices on the map. The latest Nook tablets actually are decent low-end tablets but it wasn't until recently did they unlock it for Google Play store by then it's already game...
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