[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Mar 8 20:42:12 AEDT 2011

At 08:15 PM 8/03/2011, Kim Holburn wrote:
> >
> > Whatever the explanation, the fact is that Apple now has a 
> dominant position in several key businesses (content distribution 
> and mobile computing) and is having a seriously disruptive impact 
> on the mobile phone industry. In particular, its iTunes Store gives 
> it control of the tollgate through which billions of paid-for music 
> tracks and albums, videos and apps cascade down to millions of 
> customers worldwide. It levies a commission on everything that 
> passes through that gate. And every Apple mobile device sold can 
> only be activated by hooking up to the gate.
> >

Very interesting. I just did an update of iTunes and Quicktime on my 
laptop. There was a lot of registration going on. It will be 
interesting to see what changes happen. I'm doing a demo of 
downloading various free stuff (podcasts) for a computer club and 
will be demo-ing these two programs as well as Windows Media Player, 
Winamp, and some OS programs as well.


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