A rational person would realize popular product A has pros and cons when compared to popular product B. That rational person would not get bent out of shape shilling for either product A or product B. That rational person would not dismiss either product A or product B as merely being "shiny".
How is this better than vanilla Bluetooth Audio?
How is this better than competing Linux alternatives? Besides being more tightly wedded to Google services and the cloud, I mean.
That depends on how you define your market. If you are just buying a "car" or "truck", you're right. If buying a brand new Honda Civic, and looking for available means of buying a Civic locally, then your regional selection may or may not be large enough such that a particular dealer might have a "monopoly" on selling Civics in your area. Truthfully, when it comes to purchasing NEW cars, I think a majority of shoppers are in between these two extremes... they may have narrowed down their choice of vehicles to two or three models, and start talking to salespeople at that stage.
Why should they? They are the Zoom Zoom car company, aiming for cheap and sporty. You can't make a cheap and sporty electric car, at least not one that can sell decently. (Disclaimer: I own two Mazdas, and the next car will probably be a Mazda.)
It goes both ways. You can take regenerative braking and put it into a Mazda. In fact, Mazda has that as an option now on the Mazda3 already.
I think we are describing the same thing. Facebook convinced a couple manufacturers to pre-install that overlay in shipped units, and those probably did not sell great. But the overlay can still be manually installed from Google Play store, as far as I know, as is still in active development. I don't know how many downloads have been made to date.
Virtual money is buying virtual reality, using virtual math. I don't see any problem.
Full assimilation into the Borg also requires an iWatch. A wirelessly controlled sex toy can be thrown in optionally.
What does +1 LIKE mean in this context?
As far as I know, FB has never sold a hardware product til now. So it's really hard to guess what business strategy they have in mind. If you remember, they even made efforts to avoid the cell phone market, selling FB overlay over Android instead.
Ah you beat me to this post. Note that much of the SL code is open-source, both client+server. I think GPL. Facebook could easily start from there as a low cost experiment if they wanted.
Linden Labs virtual world can probably be obtained for dirt cheap, and it's the only thing in existence that makes sense linking FB and OCR.
Seems like a panic move once they saw the demo of Sony's new HMD.
If you ban a player for a short interval, it's not enough to dissuade bad behavior. If you choose a long interval, they just join the game under a different player name. In essence, if a player's behavior has already deteriorated to the point of needing a ban, the battle is already lost.