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Old March 15th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
Sorry, no, losing some of their profit due to predatory and unfair practices led to immediate saber-rattling over violation of anti-trust laws.

This wasn't a minor sticking point - more like a humongous issue.

To catch up on some of it, maybe see - http://androidforums.com/lounge/279169-apple-positioning-anti-trust-over-subscriptions-their-app-store.html

Remember - these aren't pikers we're talking about, these are devs with money-making enterprises that Apple tried to move on as if running a protection racket.
Worse than that these are direct competitors to Apple's own services that we're talking about. Netflix competes with iTunes for video. Kindle/Nook compete with iBooks for e-books. The argument is going to be very easy to make and very difficult for Apple to defend against. It most definitely gives them an unfair advantage over their rivals.
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