Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Nov 2009 16:11 UTC
Apple We're all familiar with the fact that Apple has trouble managing its App Store. While it is overflowing with applications, Apple governs it willy-nilly, and the web is rife with stories from developers who had their application rejected for no apparent reason. There's now a new issue we can add to the list. Are you an iPhone developer? Do you want a similar, competing application out of the App Store? All you need to do is send an infringement claim to Apple, and they'll happily threaten to remove the competing application without a second thought. Update: And here's a similar case, about Stoneloops! vs. Luxor.
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Tony Swash
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"Apple wins with very over priced hardware, very poorly paid employees at the front lines, and the software developers they leverage to make this all happen get the shaft with 1 and 2 dollar crap apps.

Proving that even a 1960's, progressive flower child CEO can run a prison work camp.

All this explains why tens of thousands of app developers have flocked to the iPhone platform, why there are over 100,000 apps for the iPhone and why consumers in their tens of millions are queuing up to buy Apple kit. Its because Apple does bad things and makes bad things. Welcome to the Homer Simpson view of world of modern technology.

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