Not all large corporations block innovation. Apple is one that does just the opposite. You may disagree with that statement, but let me give you a couple of examples. 1) HTC uses Andriod to power some of their smart phones. Google gives away Andriod so they can pentrate the market, like Microsoft did with DOS and later Windows. Many hardware manufactures running a singel OS. Now, Apple has the capability to buy ARM and then force HTC and the all others to pay them a license fee, but they chose (wisely so) not to take that road? Why, HTC and Google are like the sub-prime housing loans of 2004-7. Free and easy, until payback. In HTC case, Google will see they have a product that will make them money and when that happens HTC will be forced to pay and raise the cost of their phones.Additionally, consummers will pay the price and all those $99 HTC phones will cost $199, just like the iPhone. Now, if Apple and Verizon strike a deal, then those HTC Andriod phones won't look so wonderful. Next, is the iPad. That market is just getting started. Apple does have some restrictions on what developers are allowed to do, so does the US Military on how the manage their nukes. However, like the iPod and iPhone Apple wants to ensure they have control over the products they build and not be at the mercy of others. Just ask any seasoned PC person how much fun BIOS and others settings offened conflicted with each. Do you wnat to re-live the SoundBlaster days again? Finally, Apple latest success has been an effort that doesn't include the enterprise or government. Here is proof that unrestricted Capitlism works.