First of all, Apple makes its own OS and applications while Amazon just uses Android. On top of that Amazon has always tried to keep their price down so they can sell more ebooks. Apple tries to make profit by selling their devices. These two things combined, I don't think the $100 price difference is that much. It's almost surprisingly low.
With the rise of OS X Windows is no longer relevant.
Nobody was talking about Kickstarter the site. He just said he got some money to kickstart the project.
Sort of.. The summary is already behind (when story went live) as the jump is happening at the moment.
They do force people to use their advertising platform, tho. Yes that's right, if you use Adwords you are not allowed to use the same ads on competitors advertising platforms. On top of that outright monopoly abuse, Google displays its own service higher than competitors, therefore undermining them.
Isn't it good that the government is transparent?
The whole thing seems like lots to do. I would just grab a beer and call it a day.
It's not theoretical, it's the exact reason that companies have been complaining about. Google told companies that they cannot use same ads on competitor services.
It's the most fun a guy can have with one hand.
Adobe has recently made their full software suite available for a monthly fee. Compared to paying several thousands for the software, you only pay $70 per month. For me that seems much better. If, on the other hand, I would like make longer commitment to Adobe's software, I could buy the whole suite, too!
In order to dial out, it is necessary to broaden one's dimension.