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    In industry, companies can be integrators (this is the case of aeroplane or car manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing ...)) or components suppliers (they design, manufacture and sell  their components to the first category for integration into a final original product).   Samsung is both, which some people (like you, if I understand well) see as a competitive advantage.   Like others, I disagree, because when you develop internally your own technology, it not only cost you a...
    You change "French" into "US" and we agree, OK ?
    I can recognize you are British....
    Mind that "some" believe these Billion $ taxes should instead be paid in the US ... or at both places ... Finally, the only consensus is that Apple should pay ....   To those interested in how Apple legally (like many other multinational companies) avoids taxes in EU see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Sandwich, and you will know everything about the "Dutch sandwich"/ double Irish arrangement       Major companies known to employ the double Irish strategy...
    Given the tonality of the previous comments, I did not intend to participate to this "discussion", especially given the fact that from a personal standpoint, I also question the usefulness of this tax.....   I only wanted to precise to jragosta that the reason for this situation is that Apple challenges the way the amount is calculated, but not the principle itself. This dispute will be settled through the adequate legal body, and Apple has provisioned the amount...
    I have been to the site, and read this guy's comments. I think he is the kind of guy who will say, after Microsoft is shrinked down to a niche player : "you see, I told you, the world is now a PC world !
    Rotterdam harbor is indeed an entry point to Europe (but ot the only one, of course).   I also think Apple choice has something to do with the "Dutch Sandwich" tax avoidance scheme ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Sandwich )
    Not necessarily ...         (same artist)
    But then the question remains : who killed Bambi ? Well, I don't know, but I have the answer to the question : who killed Ronald Mc Donald ?           Credit : Giuseppe Venezianno sculpture, Venezia (not an iPhone shot ....)
    What about this headline : "Galaxy S3 explode" ?       http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1f5hoq/my_samsung_galaxy_s3_exploded_last_night_while_i/                
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