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No…Kent Walker CLO at Google…It’s NOT Flawed

No Kent Walker, Chief Legal Officer at Google the DOJ lawsuit is not flawed. My mother, 74 years old had no idea other search engines exist. She uses the iPhone, iPad, and a Chrome Book. It’s built into Safari and Chrome Book. DuckDuckGo is equally as good as Google. Once I shower her this. And, guess what? Your privacy policy and then DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy. Guess which search engine she uses now. And her first question. How do you switch to DuckDuckGo. Many seniors, MANY people that are not I.T. trained have no idea of other search engines let alone how to switch to them on their devices. That’s because you made it so difficult to do this.

No Kent Walker. The lawsuit is NOT flawed. What is FLAWED is Googles disgusting and illegal marketing tactics!

DOJ is late to the party. They should have done this long ago! At least they are acting now!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/tech/doj-google-antitrust-case/index.html

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Thank you, Microsoft!

As most who know me know that I’m not a fan of Microsoft. Especially, when Microsoft purchased GitHub. My own view and opnion is that a for-profit corporation should not be in control of the largest repositories of open-source software. Especially, a for-profit software company as large as Microsoft who creates operating systems. That’s why I try not to use GitHub and use Fossil-SCM.

However, my opinion of Microsoft has went up a bit after reading this. I have to wonder if Microsoft wasn’t as far behind as they are with regards to smartphone and their own app store if they would be doing this. But, I have to put that to the side and appreciate that they are doing this. Hopefully this will pressure Apple, Google and anyone in the future that you can’t be a dictator. Shame on your Google and Apple!

Per The Verge article linked below Microsoft will allow developers to use their own payment gateway and allow other software sources to be used. Thank you MICROSOFT!

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/8/21507682/microsoft-apple-app-store-policies-principles-list

#shameonyouApple #shameonyourGoogle #smallbusinessstrong #thankyouMicrosoft

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Open letter to Apple regarding their App store and their >30 percent fee to the developer(s)

Open Letter To Apple

To Apple,

I’ve been following the court case with Epic Software. I want it to be known, that what you are doing with the App store is sick and disgusting. It’s the definition of CORPORATE GREED! You are taking 30…THIRTY!!!! percent from developers for their hard work. Even the merchant service companies (credit card processing) don’t take that high of a percentage from SMALL BUSINESSES!

Yes, you need to make money too. But let’s face it. You don’t have a “live” employee looking at every app and examining the code to make sure it doesn’t contain malware/viruses/malicious…dot dot dot! You have an algorithm that does it for you.

Yes, programmers like myself created that algorithm. You should rightly be paid for developing that algorithm. BUT…Let’s FACE IT! You have a trillion, a TRILLION dollars in the bank. THIRTY percent you’re taking from SMALL BUSINESSES that are making you a TRILLION dollar company! THAT IS SICK! Just plain SICK and DISGUSTING. The pure definition of CORPORATE GREED!

David Swanson