Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:22 UTC
Legal As we say in Dutch, de kogel is door de kerk: Think Secret will cease all activities after reaching a settlement with Apple in a lawsuit Apple had filed against the website. In exchange for closing down Think Secret, Nick DePlume, its owner, will not have to reveal its sources to Apple. The press release on the Think Secret website reads: "Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." My take: I have respect for the way DePlume protected his sources; very commendable. I have, however, little respect for Apple in this case (I have written, rather controversially, about it before), and it just scares the living daylights out of me that a company can exert this much power over independent websites.
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Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys...
by christianhgross on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:59 UTC
christianhgross
Member since:
2005-11-15

Let's see, lawsuits and a huge set of honken service packs, updates whatever you want to call it...

I say Apple is showing its signs that it is busting at the seams. This behavior might have been ok when Apple was 2-3%. But I wonder for a larger company?

You can say what you want about Microsoft, but they have shown that they can manage a near monopoly pretty effectively. They manage to tread that line between between really p****y guys, and nice guys.

I don't think Apple will be able to pull that off.

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RE: Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys...
by senornoodle on Thu 20th Dec 2007 11:12 in reply to "Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys..."
senornoodle Member since:
2005-07-12

Haha yeah, lawsuits and updates to an operating system are a sure sign a company is collapsing.

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RE: Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys...
by BluenoseJake on Thu 20th Dec 2007 13:34 in reply to "Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"I say Apple is showing its signs that it is busting at the seams. This behavior might have been ok when Apple was 2-3%. But I wonder for a larger company? "

Considering they only have around 8%, I'd say that that your assertion doesn't hold. They still in the same ballpark, market share wise. Leopard is just a little underbaked, it happens, and OS X users are just not used to it, after 6 years of steady improvements, Apple just stumbled a bit.

Nothing really to get excited about. OS X will recover. as far as this lawsuit is concerned, Apple has alway acted this way. It is a very secretive company, and has went after blogs and websites before

Edited 2007-12-20 13:37

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RE: Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys...
by Wintermute on Thu 20th Dec 2007 17:24 in reply to "Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys..."
Wintermute Member since:
2005-07-30

Apple still has 2-3% of the market if you look at the whole world. The US market isn't some kind of yardstick, it has it's benefits and it has its drawbacks...

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