Yeah, someone else bought Motorola Solutions: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/20...
I think the only bit of Motorola that still exists as Motorola is the division that makes police radios and such.
Motorola Semiconductor is now Freescale
Motorola Solutions is now Zebra
Motorola Mobility is now Google^H^H^H^H^H^H Lenovo
Is there anything else left?
They do have a monopoly on app sales for Apple devices.
Which means nothing. They also have a monopoly on sales of computers licensed to run the OS X operating system, which means jack squat to antitrust law because there are other PCs out there, just like there are other phones out there.
They are reducing the fee - Apple Pay is always a "card present" transaction which has a lower fee.
Whoops, people below me say it's 15 basis points (0.15%). Yeah, they're really putting the screws to people - and by "people" I mean the intermediary processor that usually gets that 0.15%.
They are getting the "card present" rate of less than 2%. They had to get retailers to sign on too, and retailers aren't going to pay more than they are now.
This is an initiative for Apple that does slightly better than break-even, but adds a shload of value to present and future iPhone models.
Except it doesn't work like that - Apple doesn't have a monopoly in mobile app sales. Far from it, if you listen to Google's press releases regarding the Play store.
Antitrust works across product segments, not specific platforms. Ford doesn't get sued for changing Ford motors to be incompatible with aftermarket stuff, even though Ford has a manufacturing monopoly over Ford vehicles.
And should this happen, everyone* wins.
* by "everyone" I mean "everyone except CurrentC"
It's still an insecure-by-design network. This is like hacking past a NAT router on $famousPerson's house.
No one, including the White House, gives a shit.
which enable administrators and power users comfortable with the command line to install software packages without the need for a graphical installer.
Haven't we already had this since like Windows 2000 in the form of msiexec.exe
I guess they added wget to it in order to download it from the Microsoft Store, and that makes it newsworthy?
Because of the part you didn't quote.
so what do they bring to the table?
Far better security. When you use your PayPass chip in your current card, it just reads the magstripe info via NFC or RFID. You might as well have swiped the magstripe.
Google and Apple bring tokenized transactions, implemented in differing ways.
After having to screw around with all my automatic bill payments due to getting a new debit card number because of Home Depot's terrible security and shitty point-of-sale equipment, I'm okay with a few companies putting some thought towards making digital payment far more secure, which both Apple Pay and Google Wallet accomplish.
They may not be any more or less convenient, but they are a shitload more secure.
Most of society, including wildly successful people across all faiths, disciplines, and cultures.
Boot camp previous to Intel Macs? Nope.
Boot camp is the combination of some helper software Apple wrote to streamline the shrinking and repartitioning of a disk, and the UEFI CSM.
Macs previous to Intel were not using UEFI and had no access to the CSM. They used OpenFirmware, like other PowerPC-based devices.