Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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RE[8]: Losing money?
by Windows Sucks on Tue 11th Sep 2012 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Losing money? "
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Yes, and because cabbages are green it must be a Tuesday.


Right yet fact is at this time Apple has no money losing businesses sad to say.

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RE[9]: Losing money?
by Vanders on Tue 11th Sep 2012 15:07 in reply to "RE[8]: Losing money? "
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2005-07-06

Which is great, and I'm sure Microsoft would also love to be in the same position, but that doesn't change the fact that a write down doesn't mean the entire business is unprofitable.

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