why is any body surprised?
Because the big bosses were saying (even under oath at times) they absolutely didn't do that. Would never do that... OK, would stop doing that.
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My Canadian bank (TD) offers pay by bonk, but they use a sim, not the phone. So you have to be on one provider that they made a deal with.
I switched from that provider a few years ago when they got to be greedy bastards, so no interest in that. Even if they do support the pay by bonk in my phone I don't think I'd have much interest. Already have both a bank card and credit card that support pay by bonk. Think I have used them about 3 times.
No it was all running before 9/11 7/7 to protect us during the cold war. They have just subbed in al-qaeda to keep the budget money flowing after the cold war died.
And we get to see how well it all works for the stated purpose when they can't catch a couple amateurs, with pots and fireworks, even when given tips from their old cold war friends...
"its not really YouTube directly but YouTube as a transport medium that is useful."
So just using YouTube as a free host. Could use one of the smaller competitors like Vimo just as well since your not counting on YouTube to find stuff. If your just posting your videos on your Facebook page for example.
It's not something Google has invented, not really and different then the big labels, iTunes, corporate Radio, Amazon...
Big guy steps on little guy.
- Forcing a company to spend money to secure their system by publicizing a hole in there systems. 10 years.
- Making someone important look bad by guessing their email password. 20 years.
- Forgetting a laptop full of unencrypted personal data on the train. A brand new laptop.
"As the ICO told us, the often-cited example of a former student who committed an indiscretion a decade ago, but who today finds it featured at the top of the Google’s search results, was what the ECJ had in mind."
Do they have an example of the often-cited example?
Something you did a decade ago is not going to pop to the top of the search results unless people are actively searching for it. Or the press have dug it up and reported on it.
I expect this will end up like DMCA take down requests in the US.
There are rules, there are appeals, but it's a pain in the ass so they just take down everything.
No, Plays for sure was the system before Zune for Microsoft partners selling music players.
MS screwed their partners by killing it and expecting everyone to switch to a Zune, but they switched to iPods or other non-MS MP3 players.
The Zune player hardware was not that bad, but the software was almost as shitty as the Sony software.
You can thank DRM to a large extent.
Once you have a Kindle, and a few Kindle books you are locked in (Apple is trying to do exactly the same thing with iPads).
With a paper book people buy from Amazon because
- it's cheaper, or easier, or they have it in stock.
With an ebook people buy from Amazon because
- they have a kindle.
If there was a standard mp3* for books it would be different, people could just buy their books anyplace they wanted. But thanks to the publishers/authors insisting that they had to have DRM (that works for 5 minutes) now people who have a Kindle will buy your book from Amazon, or they will not buy your book. Publishers jumped onto the Kindle DRM bandwagon, now it's going to fast to get off.
*There is EPUB, that almost everything can read... except Kindle.
If Amazon was doing something illegal go after them for it.
If they are just doing something you don't like, too bad.
In both cases that is not an excuse to setup an illegal price fixing scam because Amazon is evil.
Who do they think they are? Batman?
They could even try something like the US health insurance companies who would give you a complex form to fill out. Take your money, and only check it if you make a claim.
What's that you have cancer? Oh dear it seems you missed one check box on page 7 of the forum so your insurance is invalid, here is your money back.
You need to think some more.
All your examples are for new features, not safety fixes.
If you want a valid non-software example look at recalls. I had my 11 year old cars airbag and some wiring replaced for free do to a recall. That's FAR past the warranty. They can't just say, your cars is old, go buy a new one.
Different company, same story here. Used to call them and say I want to sign up for the super deluxe with extra bells service. When they finally get to checking and say it's not available in my area I'd tell them I wanted to be compensated for them wasting my time by sending me offers for stuff they can't deliver. That go them to take my name/address off the spam list.
The reason independents exist is because the big labels have been screwing people with take it or leave it contracts for as long as published music existed. Now they are in effect signing up to a big label and are surprised that they are getting offered contracts they don't like.
If they can survive not signing with a big label, they should survive not signing with youtube.
If the big labels don't have to give people contracts they like why should the world be different for Youtube?
"That they cannot do this is precisely my point: Google's current all or nothing licencing for Android apps prohibits OEMs from competing with Google."
Not true at all.
A friend has a Samsung phone from Bell Canada. For a lot of functions they have one Google app, one Samsung app, and a Bell app. They all do the same thing, you can't uninstall any of them without root. So OEMs and ISPs can compete. Most of that stuff is crap, it's why I bought a Nexus 4.
Unless you mean to say can't remove the google app and install some crap app that no one would use given a choice, but it gives the OEM a kickback.
You can't just cut the wire on the sensor as it's needed for the black box to manage the engine moment to moment. The problem is the black box recording and transmitting info that is no longer needed by the car to be used as spy data.
Right now you can plug a box into your car so the insurance company can spy on you for a discount. How long before car companies build it in and charge the insurance companies a fee to access the data?
Cut the link? The data connection will be required for warranty, and be used for other stuff like live traffic data for the built in GPS, as well as things like map updates.
Root the back box?
How many people root their phones, almost no one will root there car, if it costs car companies money it will be banned.
I think it may hit even before then.
Sorry we can't sell you insurance as there is not enough data available.
If you don't have an activity tracker(s) you will be in the same class as people who have already had a heart attack and smashed their last three cars.
In Japan they had phones that could pickup over the air TV, but that's no good as the phone company can't charge you extra for that.
The big cell phone companies in Canada have TV on your phone service, but you pay extra, AND you have to subscribe to their deluxe Pay TV service at home. So for example you need to have Rogers Cable TV + a Rogers Mobile phone, pulse the Phone add-on subscription if you don't want to eat your tiny data allowance.
The number one reason this will never take off is the companies involved are all greedy bastards.
I am one of the lucky people who get to test stuff on Windows 8.1, what ever they call the current version.
Once I kill as much of not-Metro as possible, it's not bad. But if they took not-Metro out back and put a bullet in it's head it would only be better.
One of the problems with Windows has always been the way settings seem to be scattered at random, Win8 made that twice as bad.
Don't much want IE, and now I have two of them.
"the only vendor with a unified strategy across server, desktop, tablet and mobile,"
Yes, just what a want on my server, the interface for a 5" phone screen.
"and the only vendor to support the future of touch and gesture across all of those platforms."
The servers are locked away, I only touch them maybe once a week, and they don't even have a monitor connected to them unless I wheel over the terminal cart. WTF would I want with touch and gesture shit?
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