You're a software design team...don't go into hardware. Leave hardware to the hardware guys...and do what you do best - design software. Considering the size of your team, trying to develop a hardware platform AND the software to go on top of it may be a bit out of your scope, whereas simply writing a side-loadable android app may be much more feasible.
Plus...you may not need all the apps out there in the store. You may not need email/browser support. But your customers might. And if they do, requiring them to carry around two tablets is just silly.
...because it results in the firm with market power artificially raising prices, meaning that the company demands more and produces less while people pay more for products the company would have been willing to produce for less had it not manipulated the marketplace--effectively, people lose the benefit that reflects the difference between the old price and the new price, and fewer people buy because it costs more, and the company doesn't gain as much as the consumers lose
I can still see the possibility of antitrust violations here...but honestly it sounds more to me like jealousy on the part of these other companies. Feels like the Senate is just procrastinating on the bigger issues by having fun with Google.
Otherwise, it's like getting your "fake" ID from whatever the DMV is called in the Netherlands.
That way...if you invent a system for unaided human flight, you must say exactly how you would go about doing it. If you have no money, but a company sees your idea, they can license that patent from you. If it doesn't work, then oh well. But this also promotes innovation - if another company then comes up with a BETTER way to do it, they can actually develop that and file their own patent because the methodology is different, rather than the overly vague and broad catch-all patents that we have today (especially in regards to the software industry).
"voluntary botnet" why does such a thing even exist?? Did voluntary Borg exist?
It's called that because the latest version of LOIC has a 'Hive Mind' feature where users give control of their computers (temporarily) to an IRC channel operator, thus becoming part of a voluntary botnet, more so than just 'Lets all attack this target.' See LOIC
I wonder how much extra power these cars will require...my money's on 1.21 jigawatts.
The whole "The Word on one machine does not read word files created on another machine in a different version" is utter bullshit. While some formatting data tends to get screwed up, I've never had this problem with one version of word to another in over 10 years.
On the other hand, I used to get one-day extensions in high school by taking a random file, changing the extension to
Apparently, Google is planning on doing just that.