MacVoices #24096: MVL - The DOJ Legal Action Against Apple (2)

MacVoices

Apr 3 2024 • 33 mins

The MacVoices Live! discussion of the DOJ’s action against Apple continues as Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Ben Roethig, Jim Rea, Marty Jencius, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web Bixby, Mark Fuccio, and Jeff Gamet examine some of the more unusual aspects of the pleadings, what Apple’s response will be, and how the media is addressing the developments. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to DOJ's action against Apple
03:40 The potential impact on Apple's competitors
08:59 Questioning the motives behind the lawsuit
14:29 Comparisons to past antitrust cases
18:26 Defining a monopoly in the tech industry
22:47 Usage of Google Sheets and its security concerns
28:01 Security considerations in cloud-based environments

Links:

Justice Department Risks Picking the Wrong Fight With Apple
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2024-03-24/how-strong-is-the-justice-department-case-against-apple-it-could-be-stronger-lu5ii64n?embedded-checkout=true

Next-Gen Apple CarPlay Forcing Driver Instrument Cluster Takeover Triggers Lawsuit
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2024/03/next-gen-apple-carplay-forcing-driver-instrument-cluster-takeover-triggers-lawsuit/

The ‘landmark’ Apple lawsuit ignores two realities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/03/26/apple-iphone-antitrust-feds-steve-jobs/

Why the Biden Administration Is Suing Apple and Investigating Big Grocers
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-the-biden-administration-is-suing-apple-and-investigating-big-grocers

DOJ Pleadings https://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/documenttools/9765671b79f64ad9/6cfe3c6c-full.pdf

Understanding the DOJ’s Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
https://www.macstories.net/stories/understanding-the-dojs-antitrust-complaint-against-apple/

Guests:

Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on Twitter and Mastodon.

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