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Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 328

by cyber-vandal (#47934941) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

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.

Comment: Re: customer-centric (Score 1) 419

by cyber-vandal (#47799485) Attached to: Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

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.

Comment: Re: customer-centric (Score 1) 419

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?

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