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mobird said:crowley said:Apple invented the Podcast so it's embarrassing to see them fall behind. I hope they give more attention to the platform as they deserve a monopoly on this.
Podcast = iPod Broadcast
It blows my mind he thinks Apple inventions can't be stolen. APPLE, a company with the worst track record of being stolen from.
The only early mentions of Apple are trademark disputes. Apple did not invent mp3, did not invent RSS, did not invent putting them together to create an audio feed, and did not invent the name "podcast".
They helped popularise podcasts for sure, when they added podcasts to iTunes, but they didn't invent them.
Apple invented the Podcast
anantksundaram said:Gilliam_Bates said:anantksundaram said:dougd said:Awww Apple has to pay some tax boo hoo
You like spending other people’s money, eh?
To calculate the profit you need to deduct the costs connected to only the sales for that particular foreign country – which is really tough. But for digital services that would basically be the cost of sales plus some small extra data warehouse costs, which amounts to nearly nothing in the cases above.
It's a structural problem in the EU (not wholly dissimilar from cross-state business in the USA) that is a long way from being solved, but this French solution is an interesting prospect.
roake said:pjs_socal said:I am surprised that it took EU countries this long to enact these kinds of taxes. It’s common knowledge that Apple (with help from Ireland) took advantage of loopholes in international tax laws to reduce their tax burden. Of course, Apple has done nothing illegal, but it’s completely within each country’s rights to change tax laws to close those loopholes.
Apple avoid a whole lot more than 3% with their financial arrangements.
melgross said:We may not have the advantage with India much longer, as Trump started a trade war with them as well, and India has already begun to retaliate. If this keeps up, we’ll have another depression.
You'll be able to draw a new one soon with all the countries that Donnie has insulted and/or started a trade war with. Probably one with countries that he's heard of too, that'll be limited.