* Posts by Dick Middleton

4 posts • joined 21 Jan 2008

Microsoft to bomb Europe with IE-free Windows 7

Dick Middleton
Jobs Halo

@Richard Shearn

> The question that always bothers me is why Apple do not receive the same level of scrutiny.

Simply because Apple do not have a monopoly. Monopoly is a defined as greater than some % of market share. Problem with monopolists is they have too much market power so they can and do prevent competition, stifle innovation and over-price their products. None of these are good for consumers.

Some technical stuff here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly

Verizon awarded $33.15m against cybersquatter

Dick Middleton

Stop this happening

"The firm also allegedly deletes infringing domains within five days and then re-registers to avoid paying registration costs and to avoid detection by trademark owners."

This capability should be abolished. The ability to use a domain free for 5 days results in much spam and scam. Use of a domian should not be enabled until payment is received, should be for a minimum of 2yrs and should be non refundable.

Classical downloads service hits right note on DRM

Dick Middleton
Thumb Down

Sample of one

The one I looked at the FLAC version was same price as the same CD incl postage. Unless you're in a hurry what's the point?

Computer system suspected in Heathrow 777 crash

Dick Middleton

Auto Pilot

The plane thought it was at the stand and auto-powered down. GPS



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