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(MacRumors)   EU to end abusive monopolistic practices from Apple and Google   (macrumors.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 3:44:23 PM  
Surely this can only lead to Apple and Google withdrawing their products from European markets, right?

I mean, being regulated in this way will inevitably lead to zero profit margins for these poor companies and a product vastly inferior compared to what consumers would otherwise enjoy in free, pristine, and - one might even say - Eden-like market place that is the United States, right?

At least that what my uncle Milton says and he must be right because he's rich.
 
2022-07-05 3:47:24 PM  
Boy its gonna be interesting to see how apple tries to keep its walled garden in the states after this
 
2022-07-05 3:54:27 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Boy its gonna be interesting to see how apple tries to keep its walled garden in the states after this


no problem. Steam and others been running a multi facet separate rues system for paying customers for decades already.
not like most muricans have any clue how other cultures do things to notice how screwed they are anyway
 
2022-07-05 4:08:18 PM  

little red bot: Surely this can only lead to Apple and Google withdrawing their products from European markets, right?

I mean, being regulated in this way will inevitably lead to zero profit margins for these poor companies and a product vastly inferior compared to what consumers would otherwise enjoy in free, pristine, and - one might even say - Eden-like market place that is the United States, right?

At least that what my uncle Milton says and he must be right because he's rich.


They may temporarily exit the market, which would be interesting. I've seen companies do such things, though never one so large. Smaller companies choosing to not comply with EU privacy regulations and instead block all EU traffic is common, if their product is of a limited geographic nature.
 
2022-07-05 5:08:31 PM  

Daer21: little red bot: Surely this can only lead to Apple and Google withdrawing their products from European markets, right?

I mean, being regulated in this way will inevitably lead to zero profit margins for these poor companies and a product vastly inferior compared to what consumers would otherwise enjoy in free, pristine, and - one might even say - Eden-like market place that is the United States, right?

At least that what my uncle Milton says and he must be right because he's rich.

They may temporarily exit the market, which would be interesting. I've seen companies do such things, though never one so large. Smaller companies choosing to not comply with EU privacy regulations and instead block all EU traffic is common, if their product is of a limited geographic nature.


What would they do with all their infrastructure in the EU?

For Android users it wouldn't really make a difference, since that's Linux. Some people would miss Youtube and Gmail for a while (those who don't know what an VPN is), but both companies would quickly find themselves out competed by services that comply.

Ie., they're not leaving the EU.
 
2022-07-05 6:34:42 PM  
"Give developers access to any hardware feature, such as "near-field communication technology, secure elements and processors, authentication mechanisms, and the software used to control those technologies."

This here seems like a bad idea
 
2022-07-05 8:03:40 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Daer21: little red bot: Surely this can only lead to Apple and Google withdrawing their products from European markets, right?

I mean, being regulated in this way will inevitably lead to zero profit margins for these poor companies and a product vastly inferior compared to what consumers would otherwise enjoy in free, pristine, and - one might even say - Eden-like market place that is the United States, right?

At least that what my uncle Milton says and he must be right because he's rich.

They may temporarily exit the market, which would be interesting. I've seen companies do such things, though never one so large. Smaller companies choosing to not comply with EU privacy regulations and instead block all EU traffic is common, if their product is of a limited geographic nature.

What would they do with all their infrastructure in the EU?

For Android users it wouldn't really make a difference, since that's Linux. Some people would miss Youtube and Gmail for a while (those who don't know what an VPN is), but both companies would quickly find themselves out competed by services that comply.

Ie., they're not leaving the EU.


As I said, only seen it with companies without an EU presence of note.
 
2022-07-06 1:04:48 AM  
Like most of this shiat matters when they crushed the competition already.
 
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