431 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd April 2008 13:24 GMT
"they are mandated to do whatever makes the most money for the shareholders"
Seems to exclude bonuses, pension pots , arrival bonuses and all failure penalties.
Right said Fred.
Repatriating UK spend to the USA ain't repatriation.
Seems slightly different this one.
It seems they want the foreign money back in the states with no penalties.
As said tax in the country of spend is not happening properly,
feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
Yup, the old lady modernised for the net probably pays more corporation tax than Apple does in the UK/.
6 billion paid in the US and near 0.006 billion in the UK!
Yeh, we know that jingle, "There's an app than can SCAM"
ITV without the ads. How does that work then?
Microsoft are aiming for the Sky.
They have a privacy dick working on the case too.
You gotta laugh.
So how can the UK suckers blame Europe on this one.
we are fiddling while Rome burns. Obviously you can vote UKIP just for the burn.
Blank cheque bullion bonus system next?
As the product is so good some people will be happy to send a blank cheque as a thank you.
Obviously the ones who only get 1 cent taken from their account will tell us about their generosity on this matter.
The 2014 nightmare wont bomb Munich.
I do wonder, dId Microsoft accountants cost 2014 too?
I'm sure they did, in billions of extra profit.
The Beanz on HP
Seems that study that already new what Microsoft wanted compared costs of going to XP and Office 2003.
Anyone else see 7 or 8 or even 2013 flaws in that Windows data?
sleep with the Amazon tiger?
easy picking is what they want. No point in forging a deal with someone who currently thinks bigger than you.
The world is getting more competitive where both manufacturing and bricks and mortar outfits are made near bankrupt and then either enslaved or bought on the cheap.
They simply have no choice no the matter.
Re: A 1st major perception training victory by MicroApple.
"by = buy = purchase"
A 1st major perception training victory by MicroApple.
With them being banned even before they arrived and now denigrated unseen Google has a problem fast approaching.
Public being sheep only by by peer approval so where the whole Google show goes is anyone's guess.
Come on Microsoft, invent something!
That is the problem for the likes of Microsoft and Apple.
Content is actually part of the whole package, so why not yourself, bring something new to the whole world?
Do nothing sort of stuff
Obviously limitations have their advantages, especially if it is one big turn off.
So your PC security has been Thwarted !
it does seem to of make any Thawte certificate near worthless.
All going pear shaped for google?
The problem for google is that on the whole, everyone pays them, not the other way round.
Apple's tax dodging is legendary and barely gets a mention but it is easy to work out why.
If Google had stayed just as an advertising agency it is, it would not have Microsoft and Apple as mortal combat enemies. When Microsoft and Apple get back to telling the consumer what they want without that Android spanner in the works then peace will reign.
much edia are willing liers and crooks
the fact is that we keep getting headlined $99 and $199 smartphones which is a blatant lie.
t-mobile has simply been caught being innovative in the extremely low integrity sphere.
Sadly, I suspect those $99 headlines are chasing product promotion money making no integrity the norm.
Having had the warmest decade known to man its quite obvious that the flat earth society thrives on plateau snippets.
all my precious
keep you filthy hands off my precious say Apple.
It is 'Tootle pip' to anyone wanting more than a crumb from that pie.
Heck, they even gave their lucky users IOS maps to further please them precious shareholders.
a headline loss for Adobe. What next
I think the 'challenge' was getting any proper Android support from Adobe.
Unlike Adobe, Inside Secure only has money to gain by supporting Android.
what I do ....
is stay quiet and listen when my sphere of knowledge gets too close zero.
and the other 47.6% ?
Maybe they are considering the HTC One.
And so a win for Samsung, but only just
re"Premium numbers need a security code and a signed written contract. "
Got to quite agree.
I'd also enforce a landline number for all 0845 type service numbers, especially the new NHS and police ones!!!!!!
Its as if we are now part scammed by the police and NHS. I guess it is all pseudo privatisation.
Ofcom - now even dodgier than hell !
So rather than actually protecting the consumer they are resorting to posting health warning like stuff!
I know Cameron wanted them abolished but is this looks an even greasier solution.
Whilst Cameron might have looked like he was sticking 2 fingers up to the public, as Ofcom always seems to too, maybe he was right?
What is unique about Apple is that, probably because fanboys rave about the service, Apple get license to do what the hell they want.
Which obviously means even more lucre for shareholders.
Platform lock-in is indeed overrated,
It just happens that there are some with value subtracted offerings.
So lock-in or no lock-in its best to buy what is of more useful value.
I doubt we lose the taste for sugary drinks as we get older, we simply wizen up to the fact that we get 5 cents value from $1 spent..
USA = North Korea in 10 years time
If you look a cooperative trade deals its the USA that looks headed into its own arse.
Even in their own back yard its Brazil now choosing to look to China.
Yes, NK is stretching it a bit far but the cent will certainly drops.
Sunny days ahead with this one.
well, with no data sucking network cloud this is an all consuming winner.
The clueless capital
Apple and even Samsung rely on us being clueless.
And with less cluelessness to train us with it badly affect the fanboy psyche
but not knowing what they want they can all bleat out 'It does what I want'.
Stealth mode operation spells long term success
Apple are doing it exactly right.
They are buying up strategic enterprises with one proviso, that being Apple stays mostly below the radar .
The strategy is so far so good. There is simply no point in them spending big if that means they become a big monopoly instead of the worlds biggest cash earner.
the flaw has been there for years?
seems to me it was becoming common knowledge amongst a few hackers but hacks percentage increased of recent..
They are just having a 'last fling'.
"Google maps still thinks my daughter's postcode is near Lambeth Palace - "
That's one more than the number of wrong entries I know of.
And I thought IOS maps were cloud based. So are they out-dating maps now?
Seems to me they have to justify their wages and existence.
So is this a good long term bet for longevity by those at the top?
Go job they are not in charge of land...
using the very same formulae there would be no housing crisis, just millions of starving people.
I take some of that back ........
Seems it was lucrative contracts with only the one bidder at stake until things got 'cloudy'
Microsoft will do it free
"I just can't imagine it's that difficult to add. I'm sure neither Microsoft or Google intends to provide the E-Mail for free,"
Yes they will, Microsoft wants em trained in their own products for life! That is how it works, grab em young and stupid.
Ban Freemium for our own good?
Obviously we the public prefer to pay double for a device and refuse everything free?
Why be when you can massage the truth for your own ends Microsoft and Apple?
A walled in future
"MS would force users into its Metro walled garden complete with MS App Store where MS can cream off profits from Metro app sales, Apple style."
Exactly, it is not for our benefit. They simply need to appease shareholders.
a slight hiccup there
"I was determined to hate Windows 8. I've been supporting MS tech since MSDOS 3.x and every once in a while we get a real turkey of an OS."
strange, most of us were determined to like it and look what happened.
Still, someone has to like it.
they just buy the semi defunct app and later malware it!
There are 100's thousands of worthless apps they can buy the rights for, on both IOS and Android.
Which will be is more lucrative is very uncertain but OS/X stuff, by many accounts pays big dividends from very stupid people who think it just works.
Moving the sheep on?
"The cheapo hardware can't keep up with the demands of the software, we're told"
err That low end hardware is now faster than last years high end hardware.
All we need to know is that app developers do not get penalised for supporting old kit. This mobile revolution means they either want out stuff obsolete even faster that we had before or license it to us by the month!
So if you are lucky, 'There's an app for that' but for how long will it work?
Android currently means it lasts forever, unlike the others wit an app 'private club'.
Quite an occasion.
A momentus one, obviously
a crappy fortube spent then
Using that hammer to crack the egg costs consumer a fortune.
You gotta laugh but hey!, it is the one and only so who cares?
So where was the wind-up?
It always seemed to me that the whole Bayliss thing was one big wind up.
It epitomises the fact that British media are gimmick driven, usually doing Britain as a whole a major disservice.
No tablets to swallow here
"It's Google so it must be good *howls of laughter*."
The real howls of laughter come in 5 years or so time when everyone will fondly remembers tablets as a once non niche device.
'Did we really fall for that crap?'
Whos money is it anyway?
... I can't quite yet believe Apple shareholders are as gullible as its evangelised users.
A sad day that competitive development ceases
but at least its open source unlike that rubbish IE we all had shoved down our throats years ago