Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:01 UTC
In the News While there are some upsides to closed application stores like the App Store, they're not a universally good thing. The story of Bryan Lunduke is an example of what happens when you depend on a company, but a company does not depend on you.
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RE[3]: Discovery
by Tractor on Fri 16th Mar 2012 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Discovery"
Tractor
Member since:
2006-08-18

This is a standard truth, valid on all markets : the distributors channels the money of customers through its will, and as a consequence, gets a powerful position, which he immediately abuses for its own benefit.

In short : the stronger rip off the weaker.

Not so long ago, abusing one's power was considered a bad practice for society at large. But apparently, this is no longer the case. Especially when the stronger is Apple....

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RE[4]: Discovery
by WorknMan on Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Discovery"
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2005-11-13

Not so long ago, abusing one's power was considered a bad practice for society at large. But apparently, this is no longer the case. Especially when the stronger is Apple....


Yeah, I guess that's why Android is outselling them on phones, and analysts predict the same will happen on tablets by 2015. See, that's the beautiful thing about the free market... if you act like a big enough dick, there's always gonna be somebody to knock you off your throne ;)

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RE[5]: Discovery
by jackeebleu on Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Discovery"
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Yeah, I guess that's why Android is outselling them on phones, and analysts predict the same will happen on tablets by 2015.


Wow, you know what you are right Android is outselling them in phones, whatever that means. That's like saying more people buy 87 Octane gas, while Exxon Mobile makes the most money of all Oil Companies. It doesn't matter the platform, what matters is the company selling them. So yeah, there are more copies of Window sold around the world than OS X, but Apple makes more money and is valued more than Microsoft, HP, Google, and RIM combined. And as far as your comment on what "ANALysts" say, they said the iPad would be a massive failure, the iPad 2 abysmal, the iPhone, a non-starter. So yeah, you were saying what again?

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