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[News] [Rival] Great New Comic About Apple and Criticism of the Company's Practices

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Great New Comic About Apple and Criticism of the Company's Practices
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:48:32 +0100
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Apple - Oatmeal

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple

Is the new Apple ruthless at its core?

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple has also been embarrassed lately by 
| accusations of worker exploitation after a 
| spate of suicides at factories operated by 
| Foxconn, its main Chinese manufacturer. 
| Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs responded, 
| characteristically, by claiming that his 
| company is exceptionally rigorous when it 
| comes to overseeing its suppliers. Yet 
| worker activists say Apple bears some of the 
| blame for Foxconn's subsistence-pay wages 
| and long work shifts because it persuaded 
| Foxconn to build devices for such a low 
| price.
| 
| Although federal antitrust officials are 
| reportedly looking into Apple's effort to 
| bar rival advertising networks, it's hard to 
| see how the company's tactics violate the 
| law. Simply put, the iPhone doesn't dominate 
| the smartphone market. The more important 
| question is how consumers will react to the 
| emerging picture of Apple. They may shrug 
| off all these developments because they 
| don't change how Apple's products perform. 
| Or they may decide that the company revered 
| for thinking different has become just 
| another corporate bully.
`----

http://www.physorg.com/news195904586.html


Recent:

Apple Wants to Kill Its Mobile Advertising Competitors

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple (AAPL) seemed to relent on letting other
| advertising networks have access to iPhones
| and iPads. But thatâs an illusion. The
| companyâs actions, in context, show that Steve
| Jobs wants to completely lock down advertising
| and control all forms of revenue when it comes
| to iOS. The result is now an escalating level
| of federal scrutiny that should make any CEO
| nervous.
`----

http://industry.bnet.com/technology/10008629/apple-wants-to-kill-mobile-advertising-competitors/


Apple to Allow Third-Party Mobile Ads, Just not Those from Google

http://www.clickz.com/3640599


Is Apple locking Google out of iPhone ad space?

http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-applications/apple-locking-google-out-iphone-ad-space-786


Exit To Nowhere: The Conundrum Of Being An Independent Mobile Ad Network Under Appleâs Rules

http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/11/exit-to-nowhere-the-conundrum-of-being-an-independent-mobile-ad-network-under-apples-rules/


Antitrust Concerns Keep Mounting for Apple

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/bentley/antitrust-concerns-keep-mounting-for-apple/?cs=41680



Apple to tread carefully but it should escape any brutal antitrust legal battles

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/9e2f753e-74f6-11df-aed7-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F9e2f753e-74f6-11df-aed7-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=


FTC To Review Allegations Appleâs iAd is Anti-Competitive: Report

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/ftc-to-review-allegations-apples-iad-is-anti-competitive-report/


Ford steering Google Maps into its cars

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20007051-48.html
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