Apple Hits Podcast Ready with Nastygram

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by mcadam, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. mcadam macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2004
    From wired:

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    Always dissapointing to me when Apple does these things. I my dreams Apple is on a morally higher level than all the others, Microsoft in particular. But I guess they are not.

    So, they spend a lot of money developing this wonderful gadget. A gadget which has arguably revolutionised culture. So "podcast" becomes a word. Apple did not invent it. They did not even invent podcasts. Just the iPod that made all this possible.

    This fact is earning Apple a lot of money. well deserved too. Why can't they just lean back and enjoy?

  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    There has been a lot of nastiness with this, from the trademark stuff to content providers who are encouraged to publish feeds only as iTunes links (with twisted RSS that doesn't quite work in non-Apple readers to boot). It's very much an embrace-extend-extinguish play of the type more traditionally associated with that company a little to the north.

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