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 But then nothing anyone does matters.  I don't see how piracy becomes more of the equation here.  People who don't pay for their music are completely oblivious to such things as exclusive content or not.
   Possibly, remotely.  But bitcoins are being pushed as currency as well.  It isn't possible for it to ever work at both sides as a non-regulated item of value.   If it is acknowledged as a failure as currency then it may have a slim chance as a speculator's high risk investment.   But as for now, it's more people who feel the need to stick it to their government with a casino player's mentality than anything else.
 That was true weeks ago and isn't true now.  Besides, what good is it if it's possible to find an in-person buyer if it's not a simple, guaranteed to be quick process from the time you decide you want it, and then you have to worry if you have gotten correct advice about that country's version of what's legal and what isn't?    It's possible to find a date on craigslist too.  Doesn't mean it's a great idea to call that # and meet them at the pier.
Exclusive content is definitely the only way Apple will attract users.     It needs to fix the user experience of finding and getting music.  My two daughters used to be very regular users (wife somewhat less) of getting their music there.  All three abandoned it due to the cluttered interface and generally cluttered experience once they realized there were other places they could do what they wanted with less effort.   Me?  I'm just tired of having to download and...
That's a bummer. But c'mon, the new file system looks great. And there are plenty of free pdf marking apps to pass off to.Documents is the best app on my mini. Downloading now. Hope I`m not singing a different tune after the update. : )
 They probably are giving back somewhere else if that reported figure stuck.  It's not as if the WWE didn't have other good options to go with, and they create and pay for all of their programming and events.   This is actually a big risk for them, because if it doesn't work out for them they can't go back to their previous business model, where the events were more expensive, too easily.    I don't see going with Apple offering them anything they need that's worth giving...
   Same here.  My main email has been Verizon/Yahoo and I need to use Gmail ones for work, but I also have a don't-use-for-anything-else Hotmail account that I started in the late '90s for anything that doesn't have to be my real email.  Lots of verifying via email sent to me.  I also use it as my cc to myself so that doesn't fill up my Apple Mail.  And that semi embarrassing Hotmail account has turned out to be the least screwy experience of all of them.  Gmail gets less...
 Wow.   I mean, I like my Apple stuff but they don't have nearly enough control over my life that I have ceded it to them by a long shot.  Who would rely on living via Apple so completely that every time Apple makes a left turn they feel like they've been left out in the desert?   If you've been ordering cat food via some company's IOS app and they don't continue updating it through the next OS are you going to jump off a bridge because instead of going dit dit dit on your...
 The other side of the same coin is a store being told what they can and cannot sell.  A new breed of chicken has begun to be processed.  You must carry it.  If you sell automobiles you must offer electric cars.  What it really is is the exact thing that people are railing against, which is being told what they, as private citizens/businesses must do. As far as a monopoly on apps on their devices, it's not much different than any corporation where you can't buy the product...
 You are correct about China.  There have been news reports as recently as yesterday, including Reuters, saying it is, hence my writing.  I apologize for passing along the inaccuracy.  See their language here: http://rbth.ru/business/2014/02/05/russia_becomes_the_second_country_to_ban_bitcoin_33871.html http://rt.com/business/bitcoin-russia-use-ban-942/ As far as Russia, the article quotes the Prosecutor General: "Russia’s official currency is the ruble. The introduction...
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