Apple Monopolizes MP3 Market, Gets Sued

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You think Microsoft practiced monopolistic behavior, just wait until Apple gets bigger. Steve Jobs makes MS look like Mother Teresa.
 

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Luxpro is full of sh**. They cloned Apples devices (which is probably illegal) As far as the MP3 claim goes, plenty of people buy MP3's from other companies besides apple and prefer too. Itunes sucks, I simply do not like it and so I choose to use Amazon as I am sure many other people do as well. Their are several options for downloading music besides Itunes so, Luxpro is just full of sh**!
 

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the basis to this lawsuit may not be the best one, but apple really needs to be dealt with. They get away with so many monopolistic things. remember when M$ got sued for bundling IE with windows? That was "anti-competitive". so explain to me why apple is allowed to literally force you to use itunes with your ipod. isn't that also anti-competitive?
 

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Apple should be government regulated, such as food and water. It's apparently become a necessity to life, even poor African children yearn for their first 'click-wheel.

Yeah but seriously, they need to stop. And when I say stop, I mean stop calling my Creative Zen an iPOD or whatever, I'm getting sick and tired of it. I think the only company that can stop this is... GOOGLE

In GOOGLE we trust.

 
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I hope they win and apple gets slapped in the face! After that article how they sued school since their logo was an apple :|
 
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eklipz330,

I think Google is the scariest of them all. Its one thing to try to own your technology stack (MS or Apple) - annoying but not dangerous. Google wants to own all your information and data - they scare me. If the initial Chrome EULA is any indication, I do not believe they actually mean the "do no evil" mission statement.

Sure they loosened the EULA but the fact in made it out in the first place give us a little insight into where their head is.
 
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Google is like a big brother... despite all their flaws i love google... I haven't had any issues with anything they do... and the few programs and such that they do have issues with... I avoid at all cost... because thsoe few suck a** lol
 

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You guys are idiots. If Apple isn't close to bankruptcy, they're getting called a monopoly and called too powerful. And suddenly Microsoft, which is probably the worst of them all is some innocent underdog. And Google is no different. It's not Apple's fault that they're popular with consumers. If everyone started buying Hondas and other car companies lost all of their customers, would that be a monopoly too?
 
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They aren't a monopoly... no matter how you look at it they aren't... but they use strategies and techniques that indicate that they are... which are inherently illegal...

Apple is popular because apparently most of society has an IQ of about a 100... so that means people who like pcs aren't normal... I'm proud of the fact though that I detest Macs... they are "cool" style wise... function wise... the very opposite of "cool"
 

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Thogrom: spreading the word throughout the lost lands.

Lol.

The ONLY reason people use a mac over PC is because they are stupid enough to believe the apple commercials and because macs "look good". If they actually knew about things called "hardware" or "games" or "media" instead of blogging and the internet, period, they would figure out pretty quick that PC's own the market in everything else. The catch is the PC is cheaper, more reliable in some cases and can do blogging and everything else.

If you try to tell me that macs don't cost more for less you can just keep on lyin' cus i ain't believein ya.
 
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I own both a PC and a Mac. I personally think they both would do anything to get a head. I use my mac for everyday tasks and my PC for games and....well that's it.
Hatred of macs is comical. They're both the same thing....you turn on...type and watch porn.
ps. to beat/get rid of the ipod, companies need to create something new instead of copying the status quo. that's how the ipod got big in the first place
 

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This time I'm going to take Apple's side. Based on the article, it sounds like Luxpro released a product of similar name, design, and concept ("Super Shuffle") as the iPod Shuffle. Sounds fairly clear cut that Luxpro wanted consumers to confuse the two devices and buy their model over Apple's model.

I mean, I can go out and create a company called "Orange" with an orange missing one slice as a logo, and create these cool all-in-one PCs that come in unique colors and have names like iTangerine or Power Tome Pro. However, I shoudn't expect to get away with it. Especially if these cases look awful familiar in design as some company that also uses fruit as their logo...
 

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I have questions for M$ lovers, why m$ introduce a Zune player and software? Why M$ not just release zune player to work with the win media player? If one day zune player becomes the leader in media player in the world and we must use zune software for all your medias, what should we do?
 

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[citation][nom]The_one111[/nom]I await the day my MP3 player is called its correct name, not being associated with a company full of crap.[/citation]
What about calling it something that doesn't depend entirely on a proprietary file format?
 

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i don't even know why they have anti-trust laws in the US or any nation for that matter...I mean regulation only hinders economic growth and therefore introduces false inflation. just bust a hong kong and go laissez-faire, winner take all. a true capitalist market would not settle for a anti-trust lawsuit.
 
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