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  • Apple protests VirnetX patent loss that could cost over $1 billion

    ITGUYINSD said:
    Apple can certainly afford the 84 cents per unit going forward -- look at the money they are saving by not including a charger or cable! No one thinks that the price of an iPhone was going to drop by the cost of the missing adapter and cable?
    This sounds exactly like something one of the patent troll lawyers would say.  They ask us to ignore 2 of the 4 patents, that were worth that 84 cents per unit, were thrown out.  They need to go back and assess the value of the 2 patents remaining and use that number, at least for any units made after the 2 patents were tossed.  

    Someone argues that Apple wanted to pay less for use of IP, but ask everyone else to pay as much as possible. Most companies do this.  I know it doesn’t make it right.  The part that I find weird and that Apple fights against is that the companies want a percentage of the final price of the product Apple sells for the use of their IP.  So, they would pay more for IP used in an iPhone than LG would pay for the same IP used in an android phone.  I know it helps make the entry level androids even more affordable, but it if it’s the same IP, shouldn’t it cost the same for the use?  I think this principle is also part of why Amazon can sell their tablets at low prices to get you do buy more of everything from Amazon. Apple Pay’s more for the same IP because they make a higher quality device.  Does any other industry do this? I’m asking because I really am not sure.  
  • Facebook attacks Apple over iOS 14 ad privacy program in full-page newspaper ads

    I guess Facebook is hoping to ride the anti-Apple push from other companies, and distract from their antitrust issues as well as get people to overlook just how creepy they are about collecting every bit of information about everyone they can.  This is so much bull it gets a 💩💩💩💩💩rating.  Even if it were to “harm small business”, which I seriously doubt, it is stopping a practice that shouldn’t have been going on.  The ad industry will realign at least when it comes to IOS.  Facebook keeps being creepy Facebook.  They seem to have a total lack of ethics.  
  • Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

    Zuckerberg is so FOS.  There is a punishment for lying to Congress.  The master fibber is due. 
  • Google says user choice makes DOJ antitrust lawsuit 'deeply flawed'

    Isn’t this very similar to Microsoft not allowing any other browser to be pre installed on windows machine?  The old internet explorer antitrust suit.  Take your fine Google, then let android handsets come with other search options be installed as the initial default.  If what Google says is true, then they shouldn’t have any issue with doing that, and shouldn’t fear losing revenue. 
  • Facebook is pushing for Apple to open up default messaging app options

    I don’t want Facebook more integrated into my phone.  They are already creepy enough gobbling up all data points to sell to advertisers.  Plus they are a resource hog.  I’d rather my battery lasted longer. 
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