It would be nice to have a microtransaction tax, but it wouldn't solve the problem. Firms would just move their money to China where there are no taxes on transactions. It is a bit like the internet. The more rules you have, the more people would move away from you.
mister.woody writes: After all the leaks it seems highly unlikely that this is any kind of prank or fake—unless Apple has played the biggest deception operation since the Allies made the Nazis believe that Operation Overlord was happening in another place.
astroengine writes: "The light-years between the stars is vast — a seemingly insurmountable quarantine that cuts our solar system off from the rest of the galaxy. But to a growing number of interstellar enthusiasts who will meet in Houston, Texas, for the 100YSS Public Symposium next week, interstellar distances may not be as insurmountable as they seem. What's more, they even have the support of former U.S. President Bill Clinton."
I usually do not buy strawberry from south America (just because I like to support local farms and I tend to believe that it is healthier as well). I have strong problems to buy strawberries that come from Mars.
mister.woody writes: A leaked photo reveals that the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone is a touchscreen device.
Codenamed London, the phone will run on the new BlackBerry 10 OS, according to website N4BB. While the photo doesn’t diclose much about the L-series phone from Research in Motion, it does show apps, including BBM, DocsToGo, Facebook and Story Maker.
Among the expected enhancements for Apple’s latest smartphone include a larger, 4-inch screen that can help it compete with the bigger displays found on rival devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III, which Apple is filing an injunction against after a favourable patent infringement ruling.
AirborneGamer writes: "Adam writes: "How in the world could ripping off someone else’s Intellectual Property and receiving digital content (a gameor two or three) for free rather than paying for it be a good thing for the PC Gaming Industry? I’m glad your inquisitive young mind is seeking answers to such deep questions in life, let me explain." Crysis 2 was the most pirated game of 2011, does that mean EA or Crytek actually lost money? Does piracy equal lost sales? Adam attempts to explain how PC Game Piracy actually helps the PC Market"