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Apple to Buy Intel? Dream On

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JohnVerity
JohnVerity
5/13/2013 1:30:53 AM
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Interfaces matter
True enough, monopolies show up in other industries, but I think the computer biz, which depends on a constant invention and mastery of interfaces, is particularly prone to it. The value of any new computer device or piece of code is directly proportional to how well it fits into the existing ecosystem, and whoever controls that ecosystem and the interfaces those new products require gains some extra power in the market for those new devices, too. It perpetuataes itself. Think if the power company could change the plugs in your wall, almost at will; it would soon own the market for toasters (!) and every other appliance. 

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aditshar
aditshar
5/11/2013 1:21:06 PM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
No doubt Apple is smart and infact efficent chap, this is the time where Apple needs to extract itself from the toxic relationship with Samsung, it's supplier.Intel is the best large-scale silicon manufacturer in the world. They have the people, the technology, and the plant capacity to match Apple’s needs for years to come.

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RaviN
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5/8/2013 7:13:56 PM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
"Trouble with the computing industry is that it tends toward monopoly."

@John, Becoming a monopoly is not limited to the computing industry. The only reason its more apparent in technology is that standards are currently being set. Here are some non-tech examples (some from the past): AT&T, NFL, Monsanto.

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RaviN
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5/8/2013 7:04:58 PM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
"I think Apple is smart enough not to expend too much money and energy trying to beat Google at their own game."

@Virtual, Apple tried with Maps and got its hands burned, but a lot of bad PR.

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Virtual
Virtual
5/8/2013 12:24:54 AM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
@Henrisha     I understand your point.  The market hasn't proven otherwise, the numbers don't lie.

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Virtual
Virtual
5/8/2013 12:23:13 AM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
@John   Well said and I agree on all points, that is the nature of computing as an industry, to be successful in the scale that the Google's and Apple's of the World are, they must control nearly every aspect of their product line.

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Virtual
Virtual
5/8/2013 12:19:40 AM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
@John   In regard to taxes, Apple is not doing anything that any other company of it's stature does.

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Virtual
Virtual
5/8/2013 12:17:22 AM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
" How such a combo would help Apple compete with Google, I don't quite understand. But who knows? "

 

@John    I think Apple is smart enough not to expend too much money and energy trying to beat Google at their own game.  The computing world has many frontiers no one has even considered, like  Apple buying Intel.  Why ?  For the very fact that the market doesn't exist.   It would be a good move in my opinion, though granted it will probably not happen.

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Henrisha
Henrisha
5/7/2013 11:41:43 PM
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Re: Apple to Buy Intel
I second John's thoughts. Nothing against Apple's devices, but I just don't agree with company policy. I think more people can benefit in an open environment--and clearly they think otherwise.

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Henrisha
Henrisha
5/7/2013 11:41:20 PM
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Re: Isn't it Ironic ?
I would say that it's not ironic at all. No, not in the least bit. 

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