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Would you like to expand on some of the ways you think Android is technologically superior to iOS? And please stick to technological points. Don't bring in OS features that Android has exposed and iOS restricts. Those are not technological points but user experience. Don't say "because Android allows users to do this or that". Given us your thoughts on the technology that is superior in Android. For instance, is their memory management better? Is the networking layer more...
If governments allow (sanction) them, that by definition makes them legal. The government cannot allow/saction/sponsor illegal activities, because by their sanction they make them legal. You are correct, that a government could allow only monopolies with their sanction, so unsanctioned monopolies might still be illegal. But their sanction does mean some monopolies are legal (i.e. the logical opposite of "all monopolies are illegal). Governments and most economic theory...
Um no, they aren't. Not only are they not illegal, there are many example of government sanctioned monopolies. Abuse of monopoly position is illegal. Using a monopoly or dominant control of a market to hinder fair trade is illegal. But being a monopoly is not, itsel,f illegal. A government trade regulatory body may act to prevent a monopoly situation from arising, for example through a merger, but only if it is demonstrated that that circumstance would be a hinderance to...
Not at all. Apple does some great things. But I don't my being a fan blind me to the fact that they are capable of behaving the same as any other company, in some cases. Actually, my being a fan leads me to expect better of them. If I thought they were out to get me, I wouldn't have been purchasing and using their products for 3 decades and I wouldn't have actively 'evangelized' their products to many friends and family that ended up 'converting'. Being an Apple fan...
Actually, a closer analogy would be MS using legalese or technical barriers to hobble Apple software on Windows. If MS were to allow any media software on Windows from any vendor except Apple, who would be required to disable iPhone/iPod/iPad syncing and online media purchases. If MS were able to do that (they really couldn't), it would be illegal only because they are a monopoly. To make your analogy fit, it would be closer to Target allowing anyone to place ads on their...
If they did, do you think it would be approved? Although Google Earth and Google Mobile were approved early on, no recent Google apps have been approved. Latitude and Google Voice were denied. You honestly think their free nav app would be approved? Keep dreaming.
Anonymouse has and shows a tainted/skewed/bitter/paranoid view. You have to learn to take his posts with a gigantic grain of salt. He is, however, a very intelligent person. But he has a huge chip on his shoulder and it seems to distort his perception. If you use the following assumptions with his posts, you will better understand: Apple is always in the right, Google is the earthly embodiment of evil and is actively out to get him.
I guess you are right. They have different names so there must be no similarities. That is the gist of your argument, right? Or is it back to 'nuh uh'. You say there are no parallels. But that really simply shows a willingness to avoid reality.
Actually, there are huge parallels. Putting up barriers to competition instead of competing on merit was something MS was famous for. "____ attempts to bar _____ from their platform to avoid competing with them" and "____ using their clout to pressure partners not to deal with ____" could be headlines from 1995. Instead we see them today. I didn't like it was MS was the one in the headlines, but that sort of behavior was expected of them. Apple was and is better than...
Correct. By definition, it is anti-competitive. Does that mean it is illegal? Probably not. It seems strange that so many people are so disingenuously trying to make this a privacy issue, when Apple's own statements show that it is not. Yes, things like user acknowledgement is for user privacy. Barring AdMob is obviously not. Remember before all the iPod kids came into the Apple world? Apple fans then were all about demanding companies not erect artificial barriers to...
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