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In many ways, Apple forced Microsoft's hands on this one - and the story is not too different from what happened with Google Maps. Google was giving the step motherly treatment to iOS, keeping back crucial features like Turn-by-turn, StreetView, etc. After Apple released their own Maps, the story changed - Google faced the risk that the sheer volume of iOS users would help Apple improve Maps, both in terms of accuracy and features. They promptly released an App in the...
It is criminal that Apple *still* doesn't have a working online store in India. Five years back, this was an issue, because India did not allow foreigners to setup either single brand or multi brand stores. This was changed five years back to allow single brand stores, and a year ago to allow multi - brand stores. Dell now offers a full online store in India, including the ability to configure and pay for the product and have it shipped to you. Why can't Apple do this? I...
Guys, stop ranting. Google has not lost money here. Not one cent. And I don't mean in a hypothetical sense, in a real world accounting sense. Back when the Motorola acquisition was made, Google was facing three major threats to Android. Whole world was focussing on the threat from Apple law suits and Oracle law suits. The whole world was looking at how Motorola could help Google dealing with these law suits. It couldn't and it didn't, despite a lot of effort by...
Dennis Cote, the DoJ and others who believe Apple is guilty are just plain wrong. It is simply a case of two separate business models, which aren't compatible. In Amazon's case, Amazon has a model where they buy books at a wholesale rate and then run a risk with how much money they make from selling the book. So authors typically make a lot upfront, and very little to nothing on incremental sales of each additional copy. This is a model that works for Amazon, because...
This is the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time, connected to Apple.   Even today, you cannot buy an iPhone 5S in India. There are MANY people who walk into Reliance Digital, Chroma, iStore, imagine or iPlanet, and ask for iPhone 5S - and are not able to find one. Pretty much every single store will tell you "We have the iPhone 5C in so many colors", and people just walk away, not even interested in the 5C.   Apple is a major fail in India, because Indians want...
Talking of companies Apple can buy, I don't think many people consider EchoStar as part of that list. This is a massive advantage to Apple from some perspectives. - allows Apple to break last mile delivery of content for Apple TV. They can use EchoStar's targeted satellite feed, so customers can get anything they want to watch on iTunes "streamed" directly from the sky. - EchoStar owns the patents and technology of SlingBox. This could be crucial in some years, as place...
You conveniently omitted the fact that it was a software implementation of H.265.The biggest advantage of h.265 is that it is quite similar to h.264 from hardware acceleration perspective. Chips that support h.264 hardware decoding can be extended to support h.265 in as little as a week development time.VP9 on the other hand is a much dicier issue. Even VP8 never had any support in hardware, so it is a from-scratch problem.Don't under-estimate the advantage H.265 has from...
I think creating piles of $100 bills and burning them is a much easier and probably more entertaining way of destroying the company! Why take the trouble to integrate Android into the car?
I am not sure if it is your ignorance or your indefatigable craze for Apple that you are advertising here! I will give you the benefit of doubt and grant that you are just crazy about Apple. The shuffle/nano vs touch serve different purposes, and are suited for different usage patterns. Even a Bill Gates probably will prefer a shuffle while at the gym (compared to the Touch, I mean). The 5C and 5S aren't like that. Especially compared to years past, where you can never...
The color choices Apple made, make one thing clear. The 5C is not targeted at men or women - it is targeted at kids. While women might be OK and like some of the colors, no woman worth anything will be caught dead carrying a phone that is totally mismatched in color with her dress. Neutral colors are one thing, but specific colors are a total no-no. Kids on the other hand probably don't care for masculine or feminine colors, they just like a color and go with it. They are...
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