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December 14, 2014, 12:24:14 PM
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Apple certainly won't accept bitcoin, especially not in the near future. They seem quite serious about their Apple Pay system. Bitcoin is pretty much their enemy right now, i would assume.

Microsoft has taken some VERY strange steps lately. They seem to make some big changes, and i really like them. (open source .NET for example)
Perhaps this move to bitcoin is another step in their big plan to change their stategy.

I can see google taking the step, but then again, i find google quite hard to predict sometimes.

When I see how many Google-employees are trading Bitcoin privately, I wouldn't be surprised if they build a lobby within the company for supporting BTC....
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December 14, 2014, 01:18:56 PM
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Apple certainly won't accept bitcoin, especially not in the near future. They seem quite serious about their Apple Pay system. Bitcoin is pretty much their enemy right now, i would assume.

Microsoft has taken some VERY strange steps lately. They seem to make some big changes, and i really like them. (open source .NET for example)
Perhaps this move to bitcoin is another step in their big plan to change their stategy.

I can see google taking the step, but then again, i find google quite hard to predict sometimes.

When I see how many Google-employees are trading Bitcoin privately, I wouldn't be surprised if they build a lobby within the company for supporting BTC....

It does not work that way. They have smart people dedicated to looking for trends and technology opportunities, then they make a decision on higher level. I am pretty sure they have already considered it. They just don't see the potential, plan something on their own or do not think that it will fit their business model. Or just wait to see how it goes before making a decision.

Personally, I think that they are trying to snipe some promising startup, just haven't really finalized anything.
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December 14, 2014, 01:29:45 PM
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Apple certainly won't accept bitcoin, especially not in the near future. They seem quite serious about their Apple Pay system. Bitcoin is pretty much their enemy right now, i would assume.

Microsoft has taken some VERY strange steps lately. They seem to make some big changes, and i really like them. (open source .NET for example)
Perhaps this move to bitcoin is another step in their big plan to change their stategy.

I can see google taking the step, but then again, i find google quite hard to predict sometimes.

When I see how many Google-employees are trading Bitcoin privately, I wouldn't be surprised if they build a lobby within the company for supporting BTC....

It does not work that way. They have smart people dedicated to looking for trends and technology opportunities, then they make a decision on higher level. I am pretty sure they have already considered it. They just don't see the potential, plan something on their own or do not think that it will fit their business model. Or just wait to see how it goes before making a decision.

Personally, I think that they are trying to snipe some promising startup, just haven't really finalized anything.

Yeah I agree. They must have already considered it. Google is smart.

I think they think like, accepting "Bitcoin" would mean a decline in potential for their Wallet or something. Just guessing.
Let us wait and watch.
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December 14, 2014, 08:45:47 PM
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Apple certainly won't accept bitcoin, especially not in the near future. They seem quite serious about their Apple Pay system. Bitcoin is pretty much their enemy right now, i would assume.

Microsoft has taken some VERY strange steps lately. They seem to make some big changes, and i really like them. (open source .NET for example)
Perhaps this move to bitcoin is another step in their big plan to change their stategy.

I can see google taking the step, but then again, i find google quite hard to predict sometimes.

When I see how many Google-employees are trading Bitcoin privately, I wouldn't be surprised if they build a lobby within the company for supporting BTC....

It does not work that way. They have smart people dedicated to looking for trends and technology opportunities, then they make a decision on higher level. I am pretty sure they have already considered it. They just don't see the potential, plan something on their own or do not think that it will fit their business model. Or just wait to see how it goes before making a decision.

Personally, I think that they are trying to snipe some promising startup, just haven't really finalized anything.

Yeah I agree. They must have already considered it. Google is smart.

I think they think like, accepting "Bitcoin" would mean a decline in potential for their Wallet or something. Just guessing.
Let us wait and watch.

Google is the kind of "lets do this ourselves" company
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December 15, 2014, 06:30:39 PM
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Google is the kind of "lets do this ourselves" company

If they come out with another altcoin, it is bound to fail.
Bitcoin is here to stay and they should accept it.
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December 15, 2014, 07:22:43 PM
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I was particularly surprised that Microsoft accepted Bitcoin this early compared to Google or Apple.

I'm sure Google is contemplating ways to implement or incorporate, but MS jumping into the fray this fast is good on them.

Apple on the other hand has made their own bed with Apple Pay, which they'll probably promote market aggressively to it's sheeple followers until Bitcoin does make a mainstream splash.  Only then, once it's available and easily implemented into Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon's etc interface will Apple eventually jump on the bandwagon.

MS incorporating it is a good start.
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December 15, 2014, 11:24:43 PM
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Amazon, Google, eBay, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Tesco, Agip/IP, Shell, Q8, Vodafone, what are you waiting for?

They're waiting for Microsoft's Bitcoin test, Microsoft should start to give employees salaries as Bitcoin if they wanna be a pioneer again! That sounds cool  Cool
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December 16, 2014, 01:06:21 AM
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Great news.
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December 16, 2014, 03:35:03 AM
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Google is the kind of "lets do this ourselves" company

If they come out with another altcoin, it is bound to fail.
Bitcoin is here to stay and they should accept it.
I can somewhat see google trying to start a new altcoin however I don't think it would have that great of an incremental advantage over other altcoins just because it was created by google because google would need to stay somewhat uninvolved once it is launched in order for it to remain decentralized.

I think this will be a good opportunity for other tech companies to see how well bitcoin can increase their profitability and to get a real world "test" for bitcoin
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December 17, 2014, 01:23:58 PM
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I can somewhat see google trying to start a new altcoin however I don't think it would have that great of an incremental advantage over other altcoins just because it was created by google because google would need to stay somewhat uninvolved once it is launched in order for it to remain decentralized.

I think this will be a good opportunity for other tech companies to see how well bitcoin can increase their profitability and to get a real world "test" for bitcoin

What they would do better is integrate their altcoin with all their services.
Of course, nobody should have any expectations of privacy if they use an altcoin designed by google.
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December 17, 2014, 02:39:08 PM
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I was particularly surprised that Microsoft accepted Bitcoin this early compared to Google or Apple.

I'm sure Google is contemplating ways to implement or incorporate, but MS jumping into the fray this fast is good on them.

Apple on the other hand has made their own bed with Apple Pay, which they'll probably promote market aggressively to it's sheeple followers until Bitcoin does make a mainstream splash.  Only then, once it's available and easily implemented into Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon's etc interface will Apple eventually jump on the bandwagon.

MS incorporating it is a good start.

This was indeed a very bold move from Microsoft! I'm looking forward to other tech giants following their lead.
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December 18, 2014, 06:26:00 AM
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What they would do better is integrate their altcoin with all their services.
Of course, nobody should have any expectations of privacy if they use an altcoin designed by google.
I don't see how they could do this. As it stands now bitcoin is very easily integrated into other programs, plus google can potentially simply use off chain transactions in their programs (similar to how coinbase uses off chain transactions)

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December 19, 2014, 01:34:51 AM
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I can somewhat see google trying to start a new altcoin however I don't think it would have that great of an incremental advantage over other altcoins just because it was created by google because google would need to stay somewhat uninvolved once it is launched in order for it to remain decentralized.

I think this will be a good opportunity for other tech companies to see how well bitcoin can increase their profitability and to get a real world "test" for bitcoin

What they would do better is integrate their altcoin with all their services.
Of course, nobody should have any expectations of privacy if they use an altcoin designed by google.
Privacy is one of the major selling points to getting people to use bitcoin (and altcoins) if an alt designed by google, for google is not going to have privacy features (or has anti-privacy features) then it is unlikely that anyone will want to use it which means it will not have any value
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December 20, 2014, 06:18:50 AM
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I can somewhat see google trying to start a new altcoin however I don't think it would have that great of an incremental advantage over other altcoins just because it was created by google because google would need to stay somewhat uninvolved once it is launched in order for it to remain decentralized.

I think this will be a good opportunity for other tech companies to see how well bitcoin can increase their profitability and to get a real world "test" for bitcoin

What they would do better is integrate their altcoin with all their services.
Of course, nobody should have any expectations of privacy if they use an altcoin designed by google.
Privacy is one of the major selling points to getting people to use bitcoin (and altcoins) if an alt designed by google, for google is not going to have privacy features (or has anti-privacy features) then it is unlikely that anyone will want to use it which means it will not have any value

It is a trade off you make - between privacy and convenience.
Using your facebook account to log in is terrible for privacy, but convenient. People still do it.
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December 20, 2014, 06:21:29 AM
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Do people buy things from Microsoft? hahaha.

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December 20, 2014, 10:40:21 AM
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Do people buy things from Microsoft? hahaha.

Well, yes. 90% of the world PC operating system is using window. So what do you think?

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December 20, 2014, 11:02:17 AM
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I can somewhat see google trying to start a new altcoin however I don't think it would have that great of an incremental advantage over other altcoins just because it was created by google because google would need to stay somewhat uninvolved once it is launched in order for it to remain decentralized.

I think this will be a good opportunity for other tech companies to see how well bitcoin can increase their profitability and to get a real world "test" for bitcoin

What they would do better is integrate their altcoin with all their services.
Of course, nobody should have any expectations of privacy if they use an altcoin designed by google.
Privacy is one of the major selling points to getting people to use bitcoin (and altcoins) if an alt designed by google, for google is not going to have privacy features (or has anti-privacy features) then it is unlikely that anyone will want to use it which means it will not have any value

It is a trade off you make - between privacy and convenience.
Using your facebook account to log in is terrible for privacy, but convenient. People still do it.
Using a google altcoin would not be any more convenient then using bitcoin. Both would be easily spendable using a computer/smartphone. 
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December 21, 2014, 05:03:16 AM
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Do people buy things from Microsoft? hahaha.

Well, yes. 90% of the world PC operating system is using window. So what do you think?
This is not what Microsoft is accepting bitcoin for. They are only accepting it in their xbox store (not for actual xboxs though) although they may expand this in the future

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December 21, 2014, 09:33:35 AM
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Do people buy things from Microsoft? hahaha.

Well, yes. 90% of the world PC operating system is using window. So what do you think?
This is not what Microsoft is accepting bitcoin for. They are only accepting it in their xbox store (not for actual xboxs though) although they may expand this in the future
Yeah... I noticed just recently. I checked out the payment options and bitcoin was nowhere to be seen, even though i read articles claiming otherwise. At first i thought it's just because i'm not in the US.
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December 21, 2014, 04:24:29 PM
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Do people buy things from Microsoft? hahaha.

Well, yes. 90% of the world PC operating system is using window. So what do you think?
This is not what Microsoft is accepting bitcoin for. They are only accepting it in their xbox store (not for actual xboxs though) although they may expand this in the future

They will. It's just a matter of when. The more time you take to accept bitcoin as a businessman = the more of a dumb idiot you'll be seen as in the future for not having the balls to be a pioneer.
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