Thank you Judge Death for your insightful contribution to this article.
Do Apple have the majority of the market in smartphones and exert an undue influence on that market? Nope, they're not even the biggest player in that market. Not at all the same as Microsoft having 95% of the desktop market and Google having over 70% of the internet search market and using their market position to keep out competitors. I don't like what Apple do but if people don't like Apple's behaviour there are half a dozen other manufacturers happy to take their money instead.
Thou shalt not subject thy God to market forces!
In the consumer space yes. In the corporate world no-one's manipulating huge spreadsheets or writing 500 page legal documents on an iPad.
Surely the Android version would be the more appropriate.
You mean the banking industry that had to be bailed out not that long ago, bankrupting several nations in the process? The one that bundled up bad debt with good debt and pretended it was all good debt? That banking industry?
Yes, yes the EU only picks on large foreign corporations: http://ec.europa.eu/competitio....
Yeah a court case that costs millions to bring, drags on for at least five years and may end up with the corporation winning and the government winding up with the legal bill is the best way to bring in revenue [/sarcasm].
I don't want either option but your simplistic solution has a number of flaws of which I've pointed out two. It's easy for you sit on the other side of the Atlantic and make idiotic comments with a world superpower just down the road and no serious danger of invasion, it's a lot harder for the people of the EU, some of whom share a border with Russia, to make knee-jerk bad decisions.
Or those that want to use group policy to control what users can do with the browser which IE does better than all the other browsers unsurprisingly.
In what way is it just like IE?
Good plan. Now how do we do Putin shutting of the gas and declaring war immediately afterwards?
That's largely irrelevant because they do enforce the data protection laws very strongly so anyone doing business with US cloud providers will effectively be putting themselves at risk of committing a beach of that law. Microsoft isn't fighting this out of the goodness of their hearts - they know that their whole cloud business - something that they're currently betting the business on - will be dealt a huge blow if they are forced to do this. Customers in their second biggest market will avoid US cloud services like the plague. As to the whole Ukraine situation what do you suggest? Invade Russia?
Loosing it is just a matter of undoing the strap.
They have the money it's just being spent on weapons and palaces or stolen by foreign corporations or stashed in Swiss bank accounts.