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I've been out of accounting for many years now, but this is all addressed in the credit agreement between companies.   Generally, terms for a company with an adequate credit rating would be "Net 30" which means payment is due 30 days after invoicing.  The other thing that used to be popular was "2% 10, Net 30" terms which would provide a discount as incentive for early payment.  I worked for a company where we streamlined our payment processing to take advantage of 2%...
IIRC, in iOS 7, you have to turn on location tracking, it's off by default (i.e. "Opt In").   It certainly could be easier to find, though:  Settings, Privacy, Location Services, System Services, Frequent Locations.   What iOS gives you, that Android doesn't, is the ability to turn off features like this at a granular level on a per-app or per-feature basis.
 I might agree with you if this was about parents locking down their phones/tablets.  It's not.  This is about the failure of any of these platforms to provide an out-of-the-box working model for parental controls.  "We've fixed it since" doesn't forgive the sins of the past: http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/10/5887765/ftc-sues-amazon-for-letting-children-rack-up-in-app-purchase-bills
I really don't see how this survives a test of obviousness or prior art, but the EU is free to run their set of countries anyway they chose.   The real problem I have is that, at least in the US, a properly defended trademark never expires.  If enough layouts are trademarked, at some point shop owners could be subject to trademark trolls demanding ransoms for infringing on store layout trademarks or patents.
Sorry, Tim, no Haswell Mac mini, no sale.
 People love to be promised things that aren't theirs.  I'd bet your neighbors would to love to get in on a CL giveaway day with all the stuff in your house, but that wouldn't make it right.
 The authors have existing publishing deals with Hachette, not Amazon.
The DOJ should waste no time in opening another investigation into Apple...
 Bill Campbell continues to be an embarrassment on Apple's board.  He needs to go, regardless of his previous status as FoS.  Quicken Mac products have been a cruel hoax on Mac users for far too many years.  If Campbell won't resign voluntarily, Cook needs to show him the door.
 I get this a lot with Bing Streetside:   Entire sections of Europe are missing even the most basic street detail, and the Yelp POI data has been abysmal.  I think "a couple years behind" is too generous.  If Apple really wants to be in maps (and it seems they do) then they're going to have to devote the resources needed to do it right.  They aren't going to be able to halfass it with a small team, then kill it off later, a la Aperture.
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