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Google successfully sued for $660000 for giving away free shit.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Josh_R, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    So tired of these whiny faggots suing every time they realize they can no longer compete.

    Of course this happened in that socialist piece of shit France. Boo hoo, we need to outlaw competition or at least keep paying business who can no longer compete! Hopefully Google will just turn off map service to France.
     
  2. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Ummm doesn't advertising revenue etc pay for Google's services?
     
  3. Neon

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    That's like medieval guilds. What century is this?
     
  4. Josh_R

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    Yes, but the customer (us) does not pay for the service provided, thus these socialist crybabies want money since no one wants to pay for maps anymore.
     
  5. Neon

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    It really is more feudal than socialist. Back in ye oldie times, guilds regulated products in this exact way. You couldn't just charge what you wanted as a blacksmith or a carpenter, and you also couldn't just set up shop where you wanted. The guild made sure there wasn't too much competition so that prices would stay high enough and the artisans could all afford to pay fees to the guilds.
     
  6. Josh_R

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    Yeah, but that practice has continued in the EU as a protectionist scheme. They make agreements to buy products from member nations, rather than say China, so that people keep their jobs. It keeps prices high and people working. Like I said, hopefully Google will just shut off the service in France and let them suffer with the protectionism. People can go buy a map from some asshole every time they want to look up an address. Fuck em.
     
  7. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I paid $80 for Tom Tom GPS for my Windows Mobile phone back in the day, Google really did crush companies like this by offering it for free. Maybe Tom Tom can start making buggy whips now...

    And I can imagine this $600k fine really killing Google. Has anyone checked their stock price in response to this today?
     
  8. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Companies with inferior business models should be crushed. I remember paying $20/month for Verizon's navigation app back in the day, and it wasn't nearly as good as Google Maps.
     
  9. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Link since the OP didn't include it.
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