Re: How about Apple's apparent deflation? The surgence of "cloud"?
$300 billion in the bank and counting. Don't hold your breath for Apple to go poof. With or without China, Apple most likely has a bright future
8 posts • joined 2 May 2013
The only way to really break up an entrenched incumbent like Google is not to try and replace it right away but to first embrace, extend, and only then slowly try and extinguish it. Essentially two relatively simple steps may be all that is required to accomplish this.
1) On the desktop, all search queries in browsers should be required to present double framed results page with left frame for Google, and right frame for say E.U.’s own Qwant engine. If users don’t see what they like in the left frame, they click on an answer in the right frame.
2) On smartphones require search results to be swipable so that user can swipe the Google results page if they don’t see what they want to have the same query run thru Qwant.
This allows enough traffic to be built up through Qwant to raise money thru ad revenues, perhaps by using differential privacy to protect user identity as Apple does. Qwant might then have a chance to improve and catch up to Google in search
>Orange and now EE allow you to have multiple SIMs and provided you are on the right plan (£££) you can share the data on the master plan.
We have plans like that in Canada but the carriers still require an obligatory extra device connection fee on top of the shared data plan. For example, it's $10 per month connection fee for the Apple LTE Watch from Bell Canada. It makes sense for the Watch as it's a highly mobile device but for a notebook that will be used most of the time in a WiFi, it is not cost effective for most consumers. Some road warrior professionals may go for it but this is a niche. 5G won't change anything. Intel has good publicity machine but it's likely to remain a niche product IMO.
"So are you calling for Microsoft, Apple and Google products to be banned too?"
No, just the spyware from communists who seem to have a national policy of steeling technology from other countries.
BTW, you can tell which tabloid forums are frequented by the Chinese "50 center" troll army. It's the ones with all the down votes on any anti China comments. Looks like the Reg is popular across the Great Wall.
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