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The Department of Justice is Bobbing for Apple

posted Sunday May 30, 2010 by Jon Wurm

The Department of Justice is Bobbing for Apple

Apple has managed to stay in the limelight for over a decade now and has achieved some resounding success after becoming the most valuable technology company on the planet. Not surprisingly, Apple has made many enemies in the process. Amazon.com, Google, Adobe, and Microsoft are just a few competitors that have filed complaints and engaged in lawsuits against Apple. With Adobe's recent injunction against Apple and Amazon.com's recent complaint about Apple telling record labels to not take part in a promotional deal they were offering, or Apple would pull all the marketing support for their songs, has motivated the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into their music service and possibly their video services as well. The details of the investigations are not yet known but it seems likely that some anti-trust issues will surface and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

In the past Apple has engaged in some shady business practices because that is how Steve Jobs operates so that is how the rest of the company will conduct itself. I have written about how Apple treats its employees, business partners, and customers and in all my research I have seen the same disregard for their well being. I hope that the DOJ comes down on them hard but until customers start telling Apple that it's not acceptable to use underhanded business practices for self gain, people like Jobs will continue to be unjustly rewarded.

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