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(9 to 5 Mac)   Apple is trying to do to news what it did to eBooks   (9to5mac.com) divider line
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2019-03-22 11:13:06 AM  
Good for resisting.

The ongoing consolidation of journalism into media empires is a bad thing.
 
2019-03-22 11:28:15 AM  
Old news from February.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/12/18​2​22281/apple-news-subscription-service-​50-percent-cut-publishers-media-deal

Apple, complain about a 3.5% licensing fee for Qualcomm technology ... take a 30% fee on app store sales ... and now take a 50% fee on news delivery.
 
2019-03-22 11:46:14 AM  

lordargent: Old news from February.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/12/182​22281/apple-news-subscription-service-​50-percent-cut-publishers-media-deal

Apple, complain about a 3.5% licensing fee for Qualcomm technology ... take a 30% fee on app store sales ... and now take a 50% fee on news delivery.


Apple is nothing more than a 50-80% markup on everything they provide. Except what they provide these days is third rate garbage that is designed to fail so you have to buy their garbage more oftwn and prop up the illusion that they are not a stale, broken company whos only revenue is conning people
 
2019-03-22 12:01:02 PM  

lifeslammer: Apple is nothing more than a 50-80% markup on everything they provide. Except what they provide these days is third rate garbage that is designed to fail so you have to buy their garbage more oftwn and prop up the illusion that they are not a stale, broken company whos only revenue is conning people


In other words, nothing has changed much since the 80's.
 
2019-03-22 12:09:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: lifeslammer: Apple is nothing more than a 50-80% markup on everything they provide. Except what they provide these days is third rate garbage that is designed to fail so you have to buy their garbage more oftwn and prop up the illusion that they are not a stale, broken company whos only revenue is conning people

In other words, nothing has changed much since the 80's.


i mean for like 10 years they had the hardware side fantastic then they decided their business model should be fark the customer and started making things that are impossible to fix and can only really be replaced for about 20x the cost
 
2019-03-22 09:14:48 PM  

lifeslammer: Marcus Aurelius: lifeslammer: Apple is nothing more than a 50-80% markup on everything they provide. Except what they provide these days is third rate garbage that is designed to fail so you have to buy their garbage more oftwn and prop up the illusion that they are not a stale, broken company whos only revenue is conning people

In other words, nothing has changed much since the 80's.

i mean for like 10 years they had the hardware side fantastic then they decided their business model should be fark the customer and started making things that are impossible to fix and can only really be replaced for about 20x the cost


I had to keep a bunch of Mac IIxs running in the early 90's.  Holy crap what a bunch of malarkey.
 
2019-03-23 01:21:43 AM  
Looks like even the iHaters are getting tired of these circle jerks.
 
2019-03-23 11:47:28 AM  

bingethinker: Looks like even the iHaters are getting tired of these circle jerks.


Probably more to do with people no longer being surprised when Apple pull this sort of shiat
 
2019-03-23 02:52:17 PM  
except for a bit of time in the late 80's early 90s i've always used Apple but with each passing year, their computers get worse and no longer anything that makes using one different
 
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