Apple Fires Cease and Desist at GetJar, GetJar Gets Feisty
Apple recently sent mobile application distributor GetJar a cease and desist order, demanding that the company stop using the term "app store" in reference to its repository of applications for mobile devices. Apple maintains that it has ownership of the term, and has raised the issue with other companies, such as Amazon and Microsoft. GetJar responded to the letter in a blog post, saying, "GetJar won't be subject to this kind of bullying. We're not going to 'Cease & Desist'. We were here long before Steve & Co. We were built by developers, to help developers. Not to help sell handsets or search results. In the words of Twisted Sister: We're not going to take it! Steve Jobs isn’t our Dad." GetJar argues that it doesn't compete with Apple's App Store, which is a closed system. Instead, GetJar is serious about distributing free applications to whoever wants them. Apple hasn't responded to GetJar's emotional reaction.
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Question for Apple...
They Do It Because They Can
As long as the fanboys contine to line up just to buy their overpriced (and overated) products Apple will continue to bully anyone they they think are standing in their way. Their legions of fans are providing S
I don't get it