The dictionary and text-book definition, lol. What definition do you think?
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7/2/05 at 3:07pm
Originally Posted by 1CenT
i hate intel with a passion.. Intel is too big.. it is hard for AMD to take over some of their market share.... even with superior high-end, server, low end processors.. AMD is still barely keeping up with their own pace
Originally Posted by abs636
What Intel is doing is the exact definition of a price-discriminating monopoly.
|Gains from Monopoly
A single-price monopoly creates inefficiency and price discriminating monopoly captures consumer surplus and converts it into producer surplus and economic profit.
And monopoly encourages rent-seeking, which wastes resources.
But monopoly brings benefits.
Originally Posted by ramificatio
Intel have just been sued by the Fair Trade Comission of Japan for antitrust violations.
This is not about AMD vs Intel. This is Justice vs Intel. It is about the illegal business practices used to ensure more proffit and marketshare by bribeing, byouts, payoffs and giving concumers less choices, misinformation and generaly trying to mislead them (by paying off media, 'fixing' benchmark software, owning cNet, news.com, their review and opinions, and so on. Nothing illegal/wrong with them owning Babco, cNet, etc but it's wrong when they have missused this possition.)
So this is not something made up by AMD or anyone else either by the way for the reason to chip away at Intel. This is just a dirty fact that AMD is willing to deal with since they and the consumer are the one hurting the most from it, and no one is going to do it for them so it is about survival for AMD. Simple. They got alot to lose, but still they are willing to do something, think about it...
And just for the records, any of this doesn't make Intels CPUs better or worse, nor does it make AMD's CPUs better or worse, whatever the outcome.
Bottom line, Intel is just a negative force for the free market. Gaining advantage by hurting others by using illegal methods. Allot of companies have done this and been dealt with through history. It's just happend to be their turn this time. Everyone should be happy about that. If Intel and AMD have to compete on equal terms, Intel will have to undercut AMD prices in the Server and Desktop area to keep up. Intel (CPU) fans should be happy, as it might bring down prices. Companies might no longer haveto fear being bribed, strongarmed and threatend for offering a fiew choices with AMD technology.
|Every, read... every businesses do that. If AMD was in Intel position, they would have done the exact same thing.
Welcome to the hypocrite corporate world and enjoy your stay!
Originally Posted by CollegeStudent
Quoted exactly from a powerpoint presentation used to teach students at illinois state university. I would like to see "your definition" of a price discriminating monopoly. Price discrimination isn't illegal... for example if you book your airline tickets or hotel early you get a cheaper rate. That IS price discrimination, it doesn't cost the companies any less to provide service whether booked early or late, and I bet you enjoy it when you get the cheaper rates. Should the airline and hotel companies be sued because little bed and breakfast places can't give the same deals?