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Old Oct 30, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Google joins the "secret police" club...

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/10/29/san-francisco-bartender-gets-visit-from-google-ecret-police-for-possessing/

But... but... does this mean that maybe ALL tech companies are concerned about their IP? Whew -- at least now people will go easier on Apple about that sort of thing...

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Fox news?!?!??!?!

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But... but... does this mean that maybe ALL tech companies are concerned about their IP? Whew -- at least now people will go easier on Apple about that sort of thing...

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Fox News? Really? Maybe it has nothing to do with the election, but never, NEVER quote an article published by Romney Campaign Headquarters!!!
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Fox News? Really? Maybe it has nothing to do with the election, but never, NEVER quote an article published by Romney Campaign Headquarters!!!
Why, because you don't like them? Not saying I do, but give me a break.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Why, because you don't like them? Not saying I do, but give me a break.
But you are familiar with the term 'ulterior motive' right?
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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But you are familiar with the term 'ulterior motive' right?
Really.
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But you are familiar with the term 'ulterior motive' right?
Yeah, I mean, Fox News is the ONLY news organization here in the United States that shills for a political party or political candidate. That means their news isn't reliable worth ****. He should've posted something from MSNBC instead. They don't shill at all. EVER.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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FWIW, this story was widely circulated in other, non-Fox outlets.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26431/...ver_marketing/

I was asking myself why a prototype phone that was being field tested wouldn't have a SIM in it. And, I answered myself, "I can't think of a good reason."

As for "Intellectual Property": If you deliberately carry a prototype of something to a bar, can it still be considered a trade secret? Just asking.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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Not a very attractive phone, is it?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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Just like Apples lost iphone 4 three years ago. Funny how it's always a bar.
I'm waiting for someone to loose a prototype in a strip club or even better a some bizarre bondage club.

Also cant help if it's just a publicity stunt? Apple got a lot of attention with the unofficial/official leaked photos of the lost iphone 4, not that they really needed it.
Maybe Microsoft should loose some proto type window8 phones or some slates in a bar
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Not a very attractive phone, is it?
I dunno looks like a phone to me. Plus who cares what it looks like, does it work is my main concern.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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Just like Apples lost iphone 4 three years ago. Funny how it's always a bar.
Yeah, alcohol and secrets don't mix too well, do they? haha..
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Nice publicity stunt.
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Nice publicity stunt.
Like when Apple did it with the iPhone 4?
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Like when Apple did it with the iPhone 4?
Exactly.
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