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So far, Apple has not opened any of its iconic company-owned stores in India. While the government has allowed single-brand companies like Apple to operate fully-owned stores, it has made it compulsory for such firms to source 30% of the goods they sell here from local vendors. Currently, the US company does not manufacture any of its products in India and the 30% sourcing clause could, therefore, deter it from opening self-owned stores.
Okay, so now we have LG, Samsung and Google that are making a watch to compete with a product that Apple is supposedly going to make.
Innovation, for Apple, means it has to remake a whole market. Samsung can just add a stylus.
Source: The Macalope Weekly: Blind spots
This is an absolute gold-mine if you are an Apple aficionado and the entire collection is free to download. The amount of great content on iTunes U never ceases to amaze me.
This is a great way to spend some your of free time.
There’s no QA like an active user base.
This quote is from Episode 9 of The Debug Podcast.
Mark: 17 mins, 12 secs.
Matt Drance, a former developer evangelist at Apple was the special guest in this show. He talked a bit about Apple’s corporate culture and had a couple of sensible tips for developers who deal with Apple and so much more. It was a great show. Give it a listen if you haven’t already and check out the archives.
Google supposedly built the “OPEN” Android ecosystem to counter iOS’ rise and now they’ve given rise to a monster that threatens to bite the hand that is feeding it. Do i feel sorry for Google? Hell, No.
P.S. Some of Google’s apps on iOS are massively popular and they are prolific revenue generators for the company. Isn’t that a bit ironic?
A year ago this month, Schmidt dropped two whoppers on us, saying that developers would ship first for Android and that most televisions would include Google TV by mid-2012. Much like the Mayan apocalypse, we’re still waiting for those to come to fruition.