Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again.
Why make movies a different price? You can do 2.1 billion items of hurt if everything sells for a cent each, or even more if you sell in the lowest value currency - they could piss the US off both ways if they sell in Iranian Rials.
I wonder if the $21m is for actual sales, or for profits? It it's for profit, they could use Hollywood accounting to keep selling stuff forever.
From the report:
The high-tech sector is defined here as the group of industries with very high shares of technology oriented
workers—those in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. This definition includes a
set of industries in what is traditionally thought of as high-tech—manufacturing and services in computers,
advanced communications and electronics—as well as the medical and aerospace manufacturing,
engineering services, and scientific research and development industries (see Appendix 1).
Google has conducted a reasonable and diligent search, and has identified specific individuals and organizations in this supplemental disclosure who have commented on the issues in this case. Google did not pay for comments from any of the commenters listed in this disclosure. Nor did Google cite or rely on any of these commenters in its briefing in this case.
... and then from Mike's post...
Separately, because all of this struck me as interesting, I remembered that we did some work with Oracle too! And, just as with what we did with CCIA, it was disclosed publicly at the time. Oracle (along with Intel) sponsored a section of our site, and a series of webinars that we did. And yet, Oracle did not disclose me in their original filing and I don't believe that they filed a new filing here either.
So I think I can safely call bullshit on your claims.
The most clever and subtle thing I find about the bundle is the 'pay more than the average' aspect - as each person pays that extra penny more to get the bonus game, so it drives the average up over time.