Apple buys mobile security firm AuthenTec for $356 million

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It is time huge firms like Apple and Google, etc., were forcibly broken up into smaller independent outfits, just as the USA did with the monopoly telephone companies in the past, and tough import limitations were imposed on foreign outfits like Samsung.
Now is the time to do it. But, of course, American political leadership is too cowardly to do what past governments did in order to protect consumers. Shame on them.
But it must be done — the sooner the better.

Jul 27, 2012 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

It is time huge firms like Apple and Google, etc., were forcibly broken up into smaller independent outfits, just as the USA did with the monopoly telephone companies in the past, and tough import limitations were imposed on foreign outfits like Samsung.
Now is the time to do it. But, of course, American political leadership is too cowardly to do what past governments did in order to protect consumers. Shame on them.
But it must be done — the sooner the better.

Jul 27, 2012 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nf01 wrote:

@RudyHaugeneder

Apple has only about a 16% market share in cell phones and 11% in computers. If this is the definition of a monopoly, then that’s an awfully low bar.

Jul 27, 2012 6:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bravado wrote:

@Rudy

Are you going to go to travel to South Korea and break up Samsung as well? Because Apple isn’t a conglomerate while Samsung is (shipbuilding, advertising, theme parks, electronics, construction and insurance.)

Jul 28, 2012 9:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Prairiefire wrote:

Gee let’s see.. I thought Apple products where so safe they didn’t need protecting…. Another sales tactic in the wind…

Jul 29, 2012 6:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
scharacter wrote:

Fingerprints can be copied and stolen!

Jul 31, 2012 11:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
joshuacarroll wrote:

Commendations to Apple for, what appears to be, another potential game changer – this time as they prep to launch mobile payments in a much more palatable way. Seems as though they’re preparing to launch mobile payments with the bar raised by introducing security as a standard. This should do a fine job at keeping fast followers out of the race until they’re able to procure these security standards for themselves. I commend clever strategy and this appears to have clever written all over it.

Jul 31, 2012 12:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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