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Originally Posted by KartRacer $40 billion in petty cash?? WOW. Apple is really not that far behind Microsoft in terms of marketshare worldwide if it can snap up companies as...
04-22-2010, 02:35 PM #21
04-22-2010, 03:06 PM #22
If they did this they'd be opening themselves up to a ton of antitrust lawsuits - ones that already have a very strong precedent set by the Microsoft case 10 years ago. I can't imagine that any business would be stupid enough to make a move like this when they have such a clearly laid-out picture of what the consequences of such a decision would be.
04-22-2010, 03:33 PM #23
Microsoft abused its monopoly by trying to force you to only use Internet Explorer on a PC. That would be like Apple abusing its monopoly by trying to force you to only use Apple-approved apps on your iPhone.
Oh, right. Looks like they are, in fact, stupid enough to make a move like that.
In any case, your comparison is invalid. The Sherman Act does not prevent a company from buying another company and incorporating their products into their own products while refusing to license the same products to other companies.
Last edited by Rokesomesmeefer; 04-22-2010 at 03:40 PM.
04-22-2010, 04:49 PM #24
I am sure that Apple would have to make ARM a subsidary like part of the company and not limit it to just Apple devices.
04-22-2010, 06:27 PM #25
Is it just me, or Apple in 2010 is sounding like Microsoft in the 90's??? Beware of "geeks" bearing gifts...
04-22-2010, 08:50 PM #26
Not so much an arm and a leg, as about a big toe for Apple
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04-22-2010, 09:00 PM #27
04-23-2010, 11:33 AM #28
04-23-2010, 10:20 PM #29
apple has always out played the competition, this would be an out of suit move for apple. They would be more interested to be shoulder to shoulder with a company, kinda like they are with intel. Unless there looking to lock down a standard like SoC's.
04-30-2010, 02:19 PM #30
Lala - Where music plays
Apple just bought Lala last December. Lala was way better as a music store, not selling you some crap proprietary format. It was straight up MP3, and you could even sample whole songs before buying. Many songs were as little as $0.10 each.
Tell me again about how they won't buy competition just to get rid of it...
Last edited by Rokesomesmeefer; 04-30-2010 at 02:23 PM.