artificial barriers

artificial barriers

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue
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Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

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I'll be honest about my viewpoint to start this piece: I hate geo-restrictions, particularly on digital goods. I simply cannot see how they benefit anyone. Customers are blocked or pay different prices for like goods, often times angering them (not something you typically want to do to customers). Companies feel...
Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

Debunking the iPhone throttling myth

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There’s a lot of hubbub brewing around a blog post from iTweakiOS (since removed) that claims AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint are working in conjunction with Apple to limit – or throttle — the maximum speed of iPhone 5 on their networks. I have no access to the original post,...
Debunking the iPhone throttling myth
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