Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 23:17 UTC, submitted by PLan
Apple Well, this is interesting, and, I must say, rather surprising: the New York Post is reporting that the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking into launching an antitrust probe into Apple's policies. You'd expect this to be about iTunes, but that's just the thing: it's about the Adobe-Apple spat. Update: Since I'm not familiar with the entire US media landscape, I was unaware the New York Post is considered less than reputable. Still, Reuters has confirmed the Post's report, so maybe it's true after all.
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RE: NYP article is link bait...
by earksiinni on Tue 4th May 2010 07:01 UTC in reply to "NYP article is link bait..."
earksiinni
Member since:
2009-03-27

The NYP has never been known for its editorial standards, and I'm a little disappointed that such an article was put on the main page. Linking to the NYP for news is like linking to The Sun.

But hey, in this day and age, the infotainment biz is always a step ahead of serious journalism.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You do have to have to realise that me being Dutch and all, I'm not familiar with the standings of US media. Apart from the big names (WSJ, NYT, etc.), it's impossible for me to know who's reputable and who's not.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I hadn’t realised you wouldn’t have known that, I should have warned you. The article seemed iffy right away, and if some official announcement were due in a few days (as the article stipulates), then I was happy to wait.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You do have to have to realise that me being Dutch and all, I'm not familiar with the standings of US media. Apart from the big names (WSJ, NYT, etc.), it's impossible for me to know who's reputable and who's not.


Don't feel bad, Thom. I was born and raised here in the U.S., and I can't tell which sources are reputable either. I tend to stick to Associated Press, Reuters and NPR to stay informed.

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

True, true! My apologies, I should have thought of that when I worded my comment. After all, it is the Internet, not the Uninet.

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marsofearth Member since:
2009-12-13

I had to read through the article more than once to realise that there really was no news there. Just some water cooler gossip about routine gov. work where Apple and Adobe's name came up.

The NYP article is FUD, but that is not to say that an investigation will not at some point in the future occur, also the discussion about Apples obsession with control is the discussion most people want to voice out about.

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