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post #41 of 58
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Google didn't announce the shuttering either. Bump did. Siri did the same thing sometime after Apple had taken them over.

Where does it say it’s ‘closing down’? It says the opposite.

 

You just proved my point.

post #42 of 58
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I asked you for cash flows, not revenues. Do you know the difference?

 

Android is not a simple economic proposition. The data gathered from Android users through locations, networks accessed, apps used, etc. is surely helping Google generate cash flow from ads, but how would you break out a figure like that, and why would Google share it?

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Shut up and go away.

 

lol they have stipulations for everything around here

post #44 of 58
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Where does it say it’s ‘closing down’? It says the opposite.

You just proved my point.

What point was that? Google didn't announce any change either, same as Apple.
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post #45 of 58
Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post

lol they have stipulations for everything around here

 

If you had an argument at all, you wouldn’t need to preface it with meaningless conditionals.

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The only thing more insecure than Android’s OS is its userbase.
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post #46 of 58
If you enjoyed Bump or you were intrigued by their proximity features, there are other apps you can use like AirDrop, ProxToMe, etc. Among all, ProxToMe (www.proxtome.com) is the only one that works across multiple platforms and enables a full proximity experience made of instant messaging and in-cloud file sharing.
post #47 of 58
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... and all user data will be deleted*. 

*transmitted to the NSA, incorporated into the data store for other Google "services", and yes, finally, deleted from Bump's old servers.

 

You kind of have to read between the lines.

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post #48 of 58
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Where does it say it’s ‘closing down’? It says the opposite.

 

You just proved my point.

Siri did close down permanently for all iPhone 4 users.

post #49 of 58
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Originally Posted by d4NjvRzf View Post

Siri did close down permanently for all iPhone 4 users.

Fair point.
post #50 of 58
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I imagine it's gonna be what the previous poster suggested: Baked into Android proper. Not the worst idea by any means. Apple thought it was intriguing enough to feature in one of their iPhone ads didn't they?

I had always assumed Bump was redundant under Android, since the high end android devices all support NFC...

post #51 of 58
I never heard of either app, but it looks like their ideas were sufficiently innovative for Apple and others to emulate.
post #52 of 58
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I never heard of either app, but it looks like their ideas were sufficiently innovative for Apple and others to emulate.

Emulate? Wow, that's a complete different view than mine. I'd say that Apple's implementation is 'done right' ie without the stupid bumping but just two iPhones having the same app open (like iPhoto).
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post #53 of 58
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If you had an argument at all, you wouldn’t need to preface it with meaningless conditionals.

 

You mean like in your sentence above?

post #54 of 58
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I never heard of these apps until this article pointed them out. I assume nothing of value was lost.
But... but...see those ads all over AI? Google.

 

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But... but...see those ads all over AI? Google.

Would you pay $$ for AI troubles allowing you to browse and or post?!! Then, AI surely wouldn't give crap to deal with google craps once and for all.

 

Until then .....  

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

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....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post

You mean like in your sentence above?

 

I sure wish you knew what you were talking about. 


Here’s an idea: go find some other site to crap all over.

Originally Posted by Marvin

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post #56 of 58
Airdrop shares just as easily, except I don't have to knock my phone up against someone else's. Pointless app for people that wanted to be like Samsung. Just because an idea is neat doesn't mean it's useful or even desirable.
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Airdrop shares just as easily, except I don't have to knock my phone up against someone else's. Pointless app for people that wanted to be like Samsung. Just because an idea is neat doesn't mean it's useful or even desirable.

 

Except bump was doing it long before Samsung was.

 

Anyone else remember this?

 

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post #58 of 58
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Would you pay $$ for AI troubles allowing you to browse and or post?!! Then, AI surely wouldn't give crap to deal with google craps once and for all.

 

Until then .....  

 

 

Good lord, I would not pay a dime towards this site. I have no issue with donating to other sites such as Wikipedia. I have no complaint about the fact that AI uses Google services though.


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