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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RE: Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys...
by BluenoseJake on Thu 20th Dec 2007 13:34 UTC in reply to "Hmmm, Apple Fan Boys..."
BluenoseJake
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"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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