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when so many tech companies are slashing also ??

since the others haven't changed policies maybe he is better checking the discards in the rivals ( you can bet a couple aren't total leftiods )

besides he is talking about adding services and extra features maybe he should be looking outside social media as well
 
well Bloomberg can't have many friends left after switching parties in 2020

maybe Twitter will send some over to boost the readership
 
BTW i thought Musk and a few really rich dudes and Jack Dorsey bought the company ( i heard Dorsey declined to sell his existing holding and was willing to collaborate with Musk , so who the hell are these 'shareholders '

imo Musk overpaid at $44 billion most of the 'shareholders' should be out in the street with a wad of cash in there hand
 
The new plan is to have paid for blue, grey and gold birds, with manual identity verification that it is the real person/company.

Looks like Musk will be hiring!
 
George Hotz being slotted in to managment ??
Was he 'tapped ? Or did he tap?

Takes him away from 'Comma Ai'... just as Version 11 coming up for wide release .... keep your friends close and your frenemies closer...
 
"effectively taking a knife to a gunfight" Elizabeth Knight with regard Musk taking on Apple.

Apple has a history , Parler was temporarily removed from the App store stopping the site from gaining greater traction,
and changing the ios rules cut Facebook revenues by $12 billion.

According to Media Matters 50 of twitters top 100 advertisers have either announced or just stopped advertising on Twitter.

 
"effectively taking a knife to a gunfight" Elizabeth Knight with regard Musk taking on Apple.

Apple has a history , Parler was temporarily removed from the App store stopping the site from gaining greater traction,
and changing the ios rules cut Facebook revenues by $12 billion.

According to Media Matters 50 of twitters top 100 advertisers have either announced or just stopped advertising on Twitter.

One might also ask if Apple can afford to go to war with Musk.
According to Forbes , Musk is one of many who are unhappy about the high fees that apple charge for the Apps being listed on the Apple Store.
Is this some sort of coordinated attempt to bring these fees down?
If so,, there are many developers who hope he wins the war, without saying so directly.
There are some pretty big egos at work here, not just Musks.
In the end, money talks.
if advertisers find that there is a growing market on twitter, they will spend their money.

Mick
 
What conceivable reason would Apple have for taking Twitter off the app store?

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If and its a big IF.
The backlash is on. Apple limited the airdrop feature in China that the protesters were using to circumvent the ccp restrictions.
It's now starting the Apple hate.

Be interesting to see which cult group wins. Apple is a bit long in the tooth.
 
The backlash is on. Apple limited the airdrop feature in China that the protesters were using to circumvent the ccp restrictions.
It's now starting the Apple hate.

Be interesting to see which cult group wins. Apple is a bit long in the tooth.
I have been a long term user of Apple products since the days of the LIsa and the first 128K macintosh.
It was an innovative company that left the crappy microsoft DOS dead in the water,
It brought us the mouse, intuitive graphic interface, and was portable (ok, luggable).
But over the years it has become bloatware, just like Microsoft Windows.
My Imac is only 3 years old, but after I had numerous memory leakage issues and panic attacks(by the operating system, not by me), I have had to double the installed memory to cope with all the background services and TSR's they have built into the IOS.
The premium of the Apple products is now no longer worth the price.
I already run both Windows 11 and IOs, but will probably stick to running windows from now on.
I will most likely switch to Android phones and tablets, as I no longer need them for the aviation apps.
Especially as the BYD does not do Apple Carplay, but you can upload android apps.
Mick
 
I have been a long term user of Apple products since the days of the LIsa and the first 128K macintosh.
It was an innovative company that left the crappy microsoft DOS dead in the water,
It brought us the mouse, intuitive graphic interface, and was portable (ok, luggable).
But over the years it has become bloatware, just like Microsoft Windows.
My Imac is only 3 years old, but after I had numerous memory leakage issues and panic attacks(by the operating system, not by me), I have had to double the installed memory to cope with all the background services and TSR's they have built into the IOS.
The premium of the Apple products is now no longer worth the price.
I already run both Windows 11 and IOs, but will probably stick to running windows from now on.
I will most likely switch to Android phones and tablets, as I no longer need them for the aviation apps.
Especially as the BYD does not do Apple Carplay, but you can upload android apps.
Mick
Steve jobs (even though I thought he was a massive wanker) was a very forward thinker who put out some quality products.
I just never caught the apple fever. I'm not the "walled garden" type.
The phones are basically narcissist toolkits these days.
 
Further to the attempts by apple to xontrol the world of internet.
From Kitco
First, it was Elon Musk taking issue with Apple’s App Store policy, and now it’s Coinbase, the top cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., which has claimed that the tech company has blocked certain features on its self-custody Coinbase Wallet.

“You might have noticed you can't send NFTs [nonfungible tokens] on Coinbase Wallet iOS anymore. This is because Apple blocked our last app release until we disabled the feature,” the exchange said in a Twitter thread posted on Thursday.

The 30% fee that Apple charges on all transactions made through apps listed on its App store has long been a point of contention for many app makers. Now, the company appears to be ramping up its efforts to increase revenue by claiming that the gas fees required to send NFTs need to be paid through their In-App Purchase system, which would allow it to collect 30% of the gas fee as well.

“For anyone who understands how NFTs and blockchains work, this is clearly not possible. Apple’s proprietary In-App Purchase system does not support crypto so we couldn’t comply even if we tried,” Coinbase said. “This is akin to Apple trying to take a cut of fees for every email that gets sent over open Internet protocols.”

As it stands now, iOS-based Coinbase Wallet users will not be able to transfer their NFTs and will be required to reestablish that wallet on another device that allows NFT transactions.

“The biggest impact from this policy change is on iPhone users that own NFTs - if you hold an NFT in a wallet on an iPhone, Apple just made it a lot harder to transfer that NFT to other wallets, or gift it to friends or family,” Coinbase tweeted.

The exchange went on to claim that “Apple introduced new policies to protect their profits at the expense of consumer investment in NFTs and developer innovation across the crypto ecosystem.”

It closed the thread by saying “We hope this is an oversight on Apple’s behalf and an inflection point for further conversations with the ecosystem.”
Any org that gets so big that it has too much control over the space they operate in will eventually abuse that power.
I am trying to migrate as much as I can to open sourced operations, although in some instances it is not possible.
Mick
 
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