It is a social gathering place/forum for men and their wives who have no familial responsibilities/chores.
The government will latch onto it like a starving walker then.
The evolution of social media will probably be fb-like sites with a targeted audience or topic as most websites integrate social media into their fabric. Facebook is the hub for this now but the any of these websites could swap URLs for another that implements the same interface.
Yeah I agree...4Mbps is great for EACH PERSON! I have three or four in my house gobbling up the bits. A paltry 4Mbps is not going to cut it.
10Mbps is not enough...that will be garbage in ten years.
Why do we need sneaky, agile robots? It seems we are mindlessly building our overlords. How long before we are trying to stuff brain/brain stem into a robot?
In ten years there are going to be a raft of Minecraft nostalgia sites.
Minecraft is fairly vulnerable though. The kids are eagerly exploring different block games--these same kids loath Microsoft for some reason. My son who is 11 starts dropping the Microsoft hate one day and I play the devil's advocate explaining all of the cool stuff Microsoft offers. Still hates Microsoft. He got this from hanging with his friends online. These kids have no loyalty to games unless they get something from it that they cant get somewhere else. When my son hears of Microsoft buying Minecraft it should be comical.
Amazon is awesome...they get a free pass from me. But Apple, I would flip a wig.
I find inoffensive music very offensive.
What's wrong with black faces!?
People are used to a computer telling *them* what to do. It is our basic authority worship. Remember the Wizard of Oz?
giving a huge rival some unexpected exposure.
should be: diluting a rivals' trademark
They arent too cheap. They are worried about better technology supplanting their monopoly. This is just the thing to do it. The CC becomes more inconvenient for security purposes so people opt to pay with their phone--Google Wallet, Apple Pay, whatever. Those are abstracted systems that can switch the payment processor at a whim without affecting customers.