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From: zax4/18/2012 6:18:06 PM
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An iPhone-owner whose daughter downloaded $200 worth of 'Zombie Toxin' and 'Gems' through in-app purchases on his iPhone has been allowed to pursue a class action suit against Apple for compensation of up to $5m. Garen Meguerian of Pennsylvania launched the class-action case against Apple in April 2011 after he discovered that his nine-year-old daughter had been draining his credit card account through in-app purchases on 'free' games including Zombie Cafe and Treasure Story. This month, Judge Edward J Davila in San Jose District Federal Court has allowed the case to go to trial, rejecting Apple's claim that the case should be dismissed. Meguerian claimed that Apple was unfairly targeting children by allowing games geared at kids to push them to make purchases. He describes games that are free to play but require purchases of virtual goods to progress as 'bait apps' and says they should not be aimed at children.

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To: zax who wrote (19072)4/19/2012 1:18:19 AM
From: Tumbleweed
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Clarity has never been your strong suitThis works. Derp.

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Nice to see that someone can post a working reference. And indeed there is a 99.9% reference there, which wouldn't have been disputed had Zax said there was such a beast. However, Zax clearly stated there were multiple messages referencing zero switches from iOS. The number of those he's found so far, is errm, none.

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To: Tumbleweed who wrote (19073)4/19/2012 3:36:44 AM
From: zax
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Message 28086337

What kind of moron would claim that WP7 sales would not come from iPhone sales? The same kind of complete moron who would say they WIN8 sales would not come from iPad sales.

If I had to guess, ID bet that you personally have made such a claim. Ok I lied. I wasn't guessing.

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To: zax who wrote (19074)4/19/2012 7:23:12 AM
From: FUBHO
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Intel, Microsoft and IBM have been named as members of the top ten most responsible businesses in the world.




The specifically titled Corporate Responsibility Magazine has listed the top 100 corporate citizens this week.

The top company was Bristol-Myers Squibb. IBM was seen as the second most corporately responsible company, Microsoft was number three and Intel was number four.

The list is restricted to publicly traded companies and is based on their environmental, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial records.

Intel was apparently the best place for employees with its relations records set at top notch. Chipzilla also scored highly for its care for the environment.

Dirk Olin, Editor-in-Chief of CR Magazine said in a statement that the race between the top of the list was getting tighter with a shrinking differential between number one and number 100.

He said that the new standard of disclosure between companies makes it easier to grade them.

That might be the reason why Apple did not feature on the list at all. The company is so secret that it might be corporately responsible, but it is not telling anyone anything about what it does so it might as well be the business equivalent of Charles Manson.


After the top ten, the next tech business to feature on the list is Texas Instruments at number 25 and HP at 27.



Read more: news.techeye.net

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From: FUBHO4/19/2012 7:33:09 AM
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The cocaine nose jobsof Wall Street are worried that the Apple juggernaut might just have run out of steam.

When Apple announces its results, several analysts told Reuters that they will be going over them with a fine tooth comb.

For the last five days, Apple shares have been taking a hammering as Wall Street and many investors started to fear that the stock was overvalued.

Apple is starting to look like a bubble waiting to burst. Jobs' Mob faces major legal challenges across several continents, some of which are of its own making.

It is also facing increased competition from Android. It has also not come up with a new product for a while, just fairly dull enhancements of the old ones.

All this happened as Apple's shares surged nearly 60 percent to a high of $644 this year.

Analyst Channing Smith, co-manager at Capital Advisors Growth Fund told Reuters that the slightest bit of a disappointment in Jobs' Mob could result in a significant selloff.

Smith said that when share prices get above $600 you start to realise that things are losing perspective.

Most investors still think Apple has legs and even the shareholders that will abandon the outfit will do so because the share price is too high and may come back.

But the feeling is on Wall Street is that investors need to have a bit of common sense when it comes to Apple.



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From: sylvester804/19/2012 8:54:03 AM
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BREAKING..Verizon reports a DROP of 28% in iPhone sales from Q4 to Q1...

4.2mil in Q4 and they just announced 3.2mil in Q1.... get ready for the slaughter of the CRAPple pig....

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From: sylvester804/19/2012 9:09:59 AM
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Verizon did 7.7mil smartphones in Q4 of which 4.2mil were iPhones. In Q1 they did 6.3mil smartphones of which 3.2mil were iPhones. The vast majority of the drop in smartphone sales at Verizon was the 30% drop in iPhone sales... 1mil versus 400K for others....

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (19078)4/19/2012 9:36:45 AM
From: pyslent
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More data here:

news.cnet.com

6.3 total smartphones sold
3.2 iPhones
2.1 LTE smartphones (including the hot-selling Galaxy Nexus)

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To: FUBHO who wrote (19076)4/19/2012 11:55:34 AM
From: zax
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Another antitrust action. More price fixing, wage fixing. Another day at the office at Apple...
Notice how like the price fixing action, Steve Jobs personally orchstrated and ran the wage fixing conspiracy, too...



Apple, Google fail to dismiss poaching lawsuit


Customers enter the Apple flagship retail store to purchase the new iPad in San Francisco, California in this March 16, 2012 file photograph. Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith/Files

reuters.com

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:34am EDT

(Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally agreed not to poach each other's employees.

District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, rejected the companies' bid to dismiss claims brought under the Sherman Act and California state law, in a decision released Wednesday night.

Other defendants in the case included Adobe Systems Inc, Intuit Inc, Walt Disney Co's Pixar unit and Lucasfilm Ltd.

The proposed class action lawsuit was brought by five software engineers, who accused the companies of conspiring to depress employee pay by eliminating competition for skilled labor.

The case is In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, District Court, Northern District of California, No. 11-02509.

(Reporting By Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)







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To: pyslent who wrote (19079)4/19/2012 1:29:28 PM
From: sylvester80
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If the Verizon numbers prove to be true across the board and iPhone sales are down 28% from Q4, a 20% correction from $644 will not hold this POS... meaning you might see $500 and below...

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