Why continue to develop what you already have with developers you already employ? Why not spend billions of dollars acquiring software and engineers you don't need? You have to think like an executive. If they aren't "buying" stuff they aren't important. There is a reason that Facebook has 13,000 employees now. It has nothing to do with the business.
I doubt they cared very much about the software or the developers in the valuation. In that respect I think we agree; they didn't really need those things. What they needed and what they bought was 1 billion active users.
TFA states her product is patented, in which case it really is about counterfeiting.
Matt Le Blanc isn't a bad host but they really need someone dry and British. Eventually they're going to run out of jokes about him being American.
Matt only looks decent because he's standing next to Chris most of the time.
But what do I know?
As to my absence I've been a bit overwhelmed by work stuff, sorry about that, it's no excuse
Can you elaborate? SCOTUS does not control who sues whom. Any individual can sue the government in district court, and if they lose there they can appeal to the appellate court, and then if they lose there as well they can appeal to the SCOTUS, who could either hear the case or kick it back down the ladder.
Yup. I don't think I've ever owned a car that hasn't had a recall notice. It's a fair point, though, that Tesla is a young, relatively small company that may have more difficulty handling the financial impact of a large-scale recall than some of the more established players. But when I say that, I'm thinking of something more like VW's diesel issues rather than the more mundane type of thing we typically see.
Ultraportables generally don't have RAM slots at all. The memory is soldered onto the motherboard, as is the SSD. Sacrificing the ability to upgrade in favor of portability is par for course with this type of system, and the target user usually has a 3-year or less refresh cycle so they don't care.
The ipad doesn't offer a superior experience anymore. it offers a much higher price that people are now unwilling to pay for a device that will likely only be relevant for a year. If they want to stay in the market, they need to cut the price significantly and actually start competing.
It's not very easy to find something as good as an iPad, much less better. The issues Android seems to be having with a good tablet UI aside, who is making a superior hardware platform right now? Personally I use a Surface, so I'm fully aware that Microsoft is having a lot of trouble figuring out how to develop a platform, as opposed to just a bunch of software and hardware guys that happen to all work for the same company and check in with each other from time to time.
I started typing a long, in-depth reply but it's easier to just link to the Wikipedia article as it covers your questions pretty thoroughly.
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