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Apple Hits 15b App Store Downloads, But Loses "App Store" Name Skirmish 183

Posted by timothy
from the b-b-b-b-b-billion dept.
Coldeagle writes "Apple has been dealt a blow in its 'App Store' trademark case, with a federal judge denying its request for an injunction to stop Amazon from using the term." Apple probably wouldn't trade the name exclusivity it seeks, though, for the success they've found with the business model; the company announced today that the App Store has reached 15 billion downloads.
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Apple Hits 15b App Store Downloads, But Loses "App Store" Name Skirmish

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  • Nerds Love UNIX (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SuperKendall (25149) on Friday July 08, 2011 @12:21AM (#36690856)

    Apple fans - this is a website for nerds. Not for hipsters.

    True nerds love UNIX, and Apple provides an exceptional UNIX out of the box.

    That's really what propelled them to start with, Apple's fortunes changed with OS X because at the core nerds had their back seeing an opportunity to bring UNIX to the masses. And you know what? It worked.

    Linux for whatever reason is just not the OS you could reasonably give to your mother or grandmother without some hands-on support time involved. OS X is a fire-and-forget computer solution that means family visits are not four hour fix-a-thons.

  • Re:Thank god (Score:2, Interesting)

    by creat3d (1489345) on Friday July 08, 2011 @12:34AM (#36690938) Homepage
    Why does Apple matter to you that much? Why do you care so much about a company?
  • by SvnLyrBrto (62138) on Friday July 08, 2011 @02:37AM (#36691458)

    > Apple is very hostile to advanced, technical users,
    > no matter how you slice it.

    Really? Here's an exercise. Compare & contrast:

    Sony's treatment of Playstaytion jailbreakers.
    vs.
    Apple's treatment of iOS jailbreakers.

    The MPAA's reactions towards DVD Jon and DeCSS.
    vs.
    Apple's reactions towards DVD Jon and QTFairUse

    Microsoft's policies towards X-Boxes known to have been jailbroken.
    vs.
    Apple's policies towards iPhones known to have been jailbroken.

  • by BasilBrush (643681) on Friday July 08, 2011 @06:50AM (#36692462)

    Can I play?

    Sony's treatment of Playstaytion jailbreakers.
    vs.
    Apple's treatment of iOS jailbreakers.

    Sony prosecuted jailbreakers. Apple didn't.

    The MPAA's reactions towards DVD Jon and DeCSS.
    vs.
    Apple's reactions towards DVD Jon and QTFairUse

    MPAA prosecuted. Apple didn't.

    Microsoft's policies towards X-Boxes known to have been jailbroken.
    vs.
    Apple's policies towards iPhones known to have been jailbroken.

    Microsoft withdrew already paid for online services from jailbreakers. Apple didn't.

    You make a fine point.

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