Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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RE[4]: Losing money?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 10th Sep 2012 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Losing money? "
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You're not accounting for App Store sales and so on.

In fact, I am. And I suspect you've never looked at AAPL's financials nor would you have a clue what to do with them if you did.

It does when your biggest product is easily replicated by said competition.

Samsung may be easily able to superficially copy Apple. I don't see them replicating Apple's financial success nor do I see their attempts to copy erasing what Apple actually created.

But this goes back to the point I was making about revenue and their iOS stream.

My point is: you don't have a point and you aren't very well informed.

Being insulting doesn't prove a point.

And saying bubble over and over and over doesn't make for a bubble.

I'm only speculating here...

Yeah, I can tell.

...but many are not as astute as us when it comes to these things.

It's cute that you are astute enough to know this but not astute enough to espouse a theory predicated on everyone being not as astute as you (even though I know of no such people).

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