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I guess my predictions were only partially correct. While Apple is getting paid on those transactions, I am guessing Apple is getting a swipe fee versus a percentage of the overall sale, but no way to know for sure.   What I'm curious if Apple comes out with next is a way for small businesses to take advantage of this, much like Square and others have done. My guess is they will hold off for the time being because if Apple did give this to a small retailer, not 100% of...
This new news really has me puzzled. It's easy to see where Apple makes their money, they will take that rate that is given to them by Visa, MC, Amex and will mark it up slightly and that will be their profit. They will make a tiny amount on every transaction, making them tons of money. This is how credit card processors and credit card processing "hustlers" make their money. Now what confuses me is why Bank of America and these other companies are coming into the...
 I highly doubt Apple would cover credit card fees, it would make no sense and would make this this whole idea a cash suck, something Apple rarely does. I've spent the past two years selling point of sale and very familiar with credit card companies, so I'll explain what I think will happen.Apple is cutting out all the middlemen processors and working directly with the credit card companies. Those companies will give Apple a specific rate and Apple will mark it up a tad...
Definitely not plausible. No credit card fees? How will CC companies make money? Even with Square you pay 2.75%.I think part of your theory will work, but there will most definitely be fees.
Praying to the higher ups that they fix the issues with Finer and super slow SMB connection issues that have plagued Mavericks. From what I can tell Yosemite fixes it, so hopefully it will come to Mavericks.
Spotify has 4x as many free subscribers versus paid subscribers. I've used Spotify for years and do not pay for it, so it's very much a free service. Just like iTunes Match, you can pay to remove ads, but that's about where the similarities end.
Apple will get a lot of value out of this acquisition, which most of it will help pay for the deal itself in a relatively short amount of time. I'd say the main reason Apple is going this route is make sure they do not get dethroned as the music leader with iTunes. This will help them stay on top and help lead them into the next generation of content with bright minds, wherever that direction may lead to.
You'd have to be an idiot to think a company like Facebook would spend all that money for a software purchase and not do what whatever they please with it.
I am all to familiar with Apple Resellers, family owned one for 26 years and it is still running under different owners these days. It's not hard to see why FirstTech is shutting their doors. First of all, 75 employees is outrageous, don't even know how that is possible.   They were also slaves to the hardware sales, which you cannot compete with Apple on that. I know for a fact they used to match Apple's education price on computers, and when they do that they would...
If Google offers to deliver my favorite ice cream, it will because I made the choice to do so. Just like I can opt to unplug my Nest at anytime if I feel Google is taking the company in a direction I don't like. I do live your creativity though. Your paranoia and creativity make for an interesting glimpse of what the future could be like.
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