Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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RE: One bit stood out
by kaiwai on Sun 6th Dec 2009 11:18 UTC in reply to "One bit stood out"
kaiwai
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For me at least, the bit about Sun:

>> Maybe having a money-losing model is what the European regulators want.

SPOT ON. Finally someone else sees what I see so far as the EU going after companies.


Or the EU protecting already well established big companies from having to face competition from a underdog. There is a reason why in European countries there are bugger all new starts up - the taxation is so high that if you're established and large enough the cost is minimal, if you're a small company where every euro counts, you're going to be taken to the cleaners by the tax man.

Then again, the US is no better expecting the employer to pay for the healthcare, retirement etc. of the employee - at what point did I take on the role of being nanny state as an employer? Christ, no wonder manufacturing jobs are leaving the US in droves - an ever expanding government to pay for the military industrial complex and bugger all left to pay for whats really important - health, education and other shared responsibilities.

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