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Comment Re:The few Web 1.0 Sites. (Score 1) 27

nine-times makes some excellent points.

My first thought was that Marni Walden, the executive vice president of business innovation for Verizon has no business innovation left, so is resorting to spending boatloads of money on buying stuff in a bid to gain "market share" or whatever.

This is what C level idiots do when they have no idea. Also just because Marni thinks the brand has some value (or is at least saying that in public) does not make it true, or even believable.

Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 284

Why? You don't like competition?

The issue here might be that the big 4 Australian banks really don't like competition. I live in a country whose banking is largely controlled by the same 4 banks.

My guess is Apple is used to taking the Lion's share of every transaction ,and the banks are too, so it's a squabble over who fleeces the consumer first.

Interestingly, I bank with the one not mentioned in the summary and I'm sure I saw an ad for Apple Pay when I used a cash machine the other day. I did not pay much attention because my iPhone is my work phone, so I wouldn't use Apple pay on it anyway.

Comment Re:Ellen Pao (Score 4, Insightful) 636

Is this the same Ellen Pao that sued for sexual harassment against a guy who she actually had sex with?

I'm not sure about that, but it is the Ellen Pao who did poorly at her job and couldn't accept criticism, so she started a gender discrimination lawsuit.

It turns out she was just not that good at her job, but after failing at Reddit she has found a way to make a living from being a woman.

Comment Re:Good enough for me (Score 2) 14

The email platform (and associated user base) is one of the few things that Yahoo still has that is worth anything

While that is true, the value may be falling by the day. My (non-US) ISP used Yahoo as their email platform, but when the NSA stuff came out, they started the process of bring it all back in house.

Actually now that I think about it, they moved quickly on that, I wonder if they had prior knowledge?

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