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 Funny I don't hear you complaining about iTunes when they helped put record and video stores out of business. Apple is even in the ebook publishing business. Competing against the very group they colluded with. That is Antitrust. Your ADD getting to you? This was in my previous post."The good news is that the bookstores going out of business were the ones that didn’t feel like bookstores.""What you don’t often hear is that small independent bookstores have seen three...
 Glad that you asked. Yes they do! Vincent Zandri hails from the future. He is a novelist from the day after tomorrow, when Amazon has remade the worlds of writing, printing, selling and reading books so thoroughly that there is hardly anything left besides Amazon. Mr. Zandri, an author of mystery and suspense tales, is published by Thomas & Mercer, one of Amazon Publishing’s many book imprints. He is edited by Amazon editors and promoted by Amazon publicists to Amazon...
Petition with over 8,150 signatures, and counting, lambasting Hachette and the publishing industry. https://www.change.org/petitions/hachette-stop-fighting-low-prices-and-fair-wages   Compare that to less than 910 signatures on a paid ad in the New York Times.   "At this moment, one of the largest publishers in the world, Hachette, is battling Amazon for control over book prices. In this war, Hachette is using its authors as emotional ammunition. Hachette wants to...
God, you Apple fanbois are ridiculous! You need to get your news from other sources besides Apple fanboi sites.     SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014 Amazon-Hachette: The Sounds of Silence - A Guest Post by William Ockham   Everybody's talking about Amazon's latest move in the Amazon-Hachette kerfuffle and the reactions have been pretty predictable. Lots of confirmation bias going around. While the public broadsides, grand offers, and nasty anonymous leaks are full of sound...
 And they can't afford to buy a cell phone. They have to finance it.
 Would they have done it if Steve wasn't getting treatment there? Most probably definitely not. 
 No need to.Just like any other company out there, Apple would not hesitate to make an announcement if they thought it would please their customers. Just like when they announced they donated $100k to stop Prop 8 or using solar to power their server farms.
 Ok, $50m wasn't just for care and treatment. It was a way of saying thanks for trying to save our CEO. Companies with far less give far more than Apple. Is Apple less altruistic? 
 I know you don't want to believe it, but search it, it's out there. Yes, You Can Think Less of Steve Jobs for Not Being a Philanthropist"In 1997, when Mr. Jobs returned to Apple, he closed the company’s philanthropic programs. At the time, he said he wanted to restore the company’s profitability. Despite the company’s $14 billion in profits last year(2010) and its $76 billion cash pile today, the giving programs have never been...
 The amount of money Apple donates is laughable compared to what other companies with far less money donate. That's why they don't like to talk about it.
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