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Comment: Re:I'm sorry but he is wrong.. (Score 1) 95 95

It's not nitpicking.
Google could close source Android (or make its own OS since the license for Android probably prohibits this) and just customize it for the OEMs themselves based on requested specs and get a similar result.

If everyone who uses Android didn't use any of Google's proprietary products, Google has a noticeably less amount of cash coming in.

Android is FOSS, yes. But the key to Google's success with it wasn't that it was open, it was that it was cheap/free and good(the primary reason their closed software has the penetration that it does: it's cheap/free, and good).

Comment: Re:Listen i distrust cops i got my reasons (Score 4, Insightful) 541 541

I stand corrected

Wait, no call for putting the cops in jail for posting this couple's home address? No complaints about the harassment they could get or potential innocent family members that might reside there? Just a "I stand corrected"?

Are you a retired/active LEO?

Comment: Re:Fuck off, 70% (Score 1) 280 280

Unless I'm reading the article wrong, it's not your time. Assuming you work a 9-5 at MS, they're saying you can use 20+% of that time to work on Windows Phone Apps. So instead of working on Ms Office for the whole 8 hours of your day, you're getting paid to spend time working on Windows phone apps that may or may not make any money.

So assuming I'm not reading it wrong, what they're asking isn't unreasonable. Why should they pay you to make a product that can take money from them?

Comment: Re:And what happens... (Score 1) 584 584

It seems to me that if Amazon in particular wanted to circumvent this, they just remove the link in their kindle software that opens up the browser/store. Users would still be able to "pull from archive" any book they buy on the website that wasn't already on the device.

  I.e they could goto amazon.com, buy book and not send to any device (assuming Apple made them disable 'send to kindle software on idevice'), open up kindle software and pull from the archive.

To play it safe I'll just never update my kindle software on my ipad/iphone....

Comment: Re:Google has LOTS of power (Score 1) 257 257

i think it would could be measured in days how fast the DOJ and company respond. Given Google's large market share, making its competitors effectively 'disappear' from the internet won't sit well for them.

i can't recall which side of the water but some regulatory agency is investigating whether Google is altering companies search rankings based on how much business they're doing with them.

So yea threatening companies like Oracle, IBM, MS, and Apple won't get Google anywhere but under further scrutiny.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in the rest of the world... (Score 1) 550 550

The US discussions tend to focus on smart phones (ones that tend to require data plans). Anytime you mention Nokia/Symbian and the global market, stats tend to refer to any and all Nokia phones that run Symbian (which isn't that pretty much any Nokia phone that isn't running Maemo/meego/etc?)

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