Re: But why?
Ahhh right, tnx for that!
Something new every day :o)
3205 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Ahhh right, tnx for that!
Something new every day :o)
Surely all the cable operators have deals in place with their preferred box providers, or is it more of a choose-your-own-box thing in the USA?
In the UK you order Virgin cable, it comes with a Virgin box. You order SKY intertubage and it comes with a SKY router, etc. SKY satellite is encrypted and hence uses the SKY box plus your card.
Unless it's a free-for-all in the US I don't see why it'd be in the cableco's interests to allow a third party access to the service feed, ultimately losing some control of the end to end provision ?
They might both (or just Instagram perhaps) have UK offices so it would mean a uk subsidiary of the US parent being bought?
Which has no been corrected by a large marketing opportunity in the form of rescuing Wikileaks and trumpeting their own capacity & resilience to boot.
I should imagine a chap from Samsung has already popped round to say 'Hi', being Korean 'n all
Apple and MS to go two's up on the purchase now they have a newly found
common hatred of Google & Amazon love for each other?
Sounds like Apple & MS have a bit of business envy in common, each company is also shitty enough in its practices to consider teaming up with the other to kick their competition-in-common, too. NOt that that behaviour is limited to those two but well, y'know...
Look out for even less innovation, near you soon.
Michelin say more people are buying tyres.
Nice, seeing as Apple are traditionally late to market with virtually every phone 'feature' since the camera
Till Anonymous stuff DietPepsi?
And is there a DietShirley ?
about apple's reputation in the world that so many are ready to believe this without question.
Absolutely, except then the idiots have to balance it off against how many taxable entities take ALL their money out of the country as a 'stuff you' for removing the only incentive to keep any money in the UK/wherever in the first place.
They've made a rod for their own back, as usual, and getting beaten with their own stick. The carrot, as ever is still absent from the whole damned equation (did the UK ever have one, been too long used to the stick to remember?)
Then it's legal.
How many commenters here would seriously, voluntarily fork over another £1 million of their earnings (assuming you were fortunate enough to be in e.g. Jimmy Carr's position, etc) to uk.gov if they didn't have to and could just keep it instead.
Oh of course. All of you would. With great big moral high ground grins on your faces.
Quare Pupillam delenda est?
Wouldn't a structure of companies like that which operate in the manner outlined in the article fall under the RICO act (IIRC), as that sounds a lot like racketeering/extortion.
Step 1. Ohhh that's a nice product you have there, we have a patent, you know. "Sod off, troll"
Step 2. Ohhh that's a nice business you have there, shame if something were to happen to it. "Hey I told you sod off"
Step 3. OK, Tony, break his legs. "Ow, take my business"
So, a juvenile willingly participated in a criminal act which ended up with him getting iToys and a nasty infection can now sue his accomplices for a less-than-satisfactory outcome to the whole caper?
I assume he's an accomplice rather than a victim as he wasn't abducted or anything and I also assume he knows organ shopping is illegal therefore a willing accomplice.
An impending pre-election RomneyGate perhaps
Irishmen Remunerated by America ?
So not only did Fapple sell nearly 3x the units, they also made substantially more profit per unit too.
Samsung must obviously be doing so much damage to their sales. Poor little lambkins.
Or just replace that idiot Koh with this guy instead. Whichever way he'd decide he'd at least sound like he made sense.
Mind you, just looked at FarceBork's shares and they're pretty fecked, too... $20.72
Is this a cheese shop?
Oh Yes, Sir!
I'd like to buy some Argyle Zynga Blue please....
It's a bit runny, Sir...
Facebook will probably buy them while they're going
runny cheap, then they can keep the money in house.
A rabbit... through the bloody cat-flap, to boot!
Take-downs and patent infringement suits aplenty when someone makes a driver to do this to keep the control freakery firmly in the red.
It's been in Android (or installable as Google Voice) for ages, think I had it on my old HTC Magic, so up to 3 years ago there. Apple have had it since the 4s phone iteration, so about a year if memory serves. Apple bought it from Nuance (IIRC), dunno where Google got theirs, I guess it's maybe derived from Festival/Sphinx for ASR/TTS, perhaps? Wouldn't have thought Google would bother writing one from scratch as there's so much FOSS groundwork done out there already, maybe they bought someone too.
Was that the bunch that had Tom Baker record a phrase containing all English vocal sounds so that BT could read SMS to you ?
More like time for it to hire competent staff. Twenty years too late is better than thirty.
Would all have been running software like this for years for their logistics ops, likely guys like Tesco, too for delivery and stock scheduling
Total assclownage from all involved
At least you didn't think you were getting an S3 and ended up with a 4s ;o)
For $80k I'd pick up the wrong one first and then go 'Oh my they are SO similar!'
Quite a lot I should imagine.
That has to be over a year's salary for most Americans, surely? Including the jury. Especially if you're offering 'opinion' rather than evidence as it seems she is, you can't really even perjur yourself.
It'd be about ther same size, too ;o)
Mind you everyone can always point to it when Fappleists shout 'biased' for any other fruity article.
So my Amiga A500 was really a Kurzweil K2500rs sampler cos it used a 68000 chip?
There you go, slap an NFC sticker on it. Twenty quid.
How do you know he is a witch?
(Thanks, Terry Jones)
The Chinese have sussed the value of the Fapple tax or mathematically, maybe, the idiot-squared tax ?
Or i<super>2</super> Tax? (Does the SUPER tag work?)
There's only one source the legal downloads can come from so I'd say Big Media had demonstrated it has no intention of moving into the third millennium to join its 'customers'.
Therefore they can't whine, having been given the chance, backed up with legislation. Would be nice if the French gave them a Gallic Shrug saying 'well, you had your chance...'
Is a Galaxy S3 / OneX to be honest.
Maybe the V6 device will get there.
Can't imagine that Pfizer, GSK or chums haven't given DC some 'encouragement' here, can you?
I wonder how many nice, cheap data processing centres they have in Bangalore or similar. :o/
I await my cheque from Big Pharma with less-than-baited breath
They forgot to make it hexagonal or trapezoidal.
It takes a bit longer than a month to bring a phone to market from no prior design, copying your competitor's newly released gadget, you know.
She'd get sacked in the UK for behaving like that, or, the political alternative here which is such public humiliation and disgrace that they 'retire'
Which in Koh's case could only be a positive outcome for the US judicial system, methinks.
That the inconvenient-to-warmist-agenda NOAA report is somehow Lewis Page's fault due to his (and the entire Register, natch) jaded and biased view on
global warming anthropological climate change.
Something's definitely afoot... one of those shriekers is usually near the top of the first page.
It's the mother of all eye-tracking tools on a massive scale so they know what part of the screen you're looking at and if you're looking at their ads or not.
She's made bizarre, seemingly incompetent judgements all favouring the same plaintiff, maybe it's the way the US legal system works but most judgements she'd made would be laughed away in the EU for starters and likely many other countries.
Outside the US she definitely appears openly biased.
Of course, as AC suggested, they should perhaps carry out everything as if they were that company....