In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.
Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.
Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.
Bright Colored Night
these are stunning
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290,000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years.
Sunday quiz: Why do you love the devil? (For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/77646171638/sunday-quiz-how-sinful-are-you-for-more-info)
"Uh… I’ll take a number four, with a side of twelve, and an atheist to go."
I like “Hippy Capitalists” just because I like the idea of a chick on bell bottom jeans, a top hat, and monocle.
hi i’m number four
It all looks so good, how do i I pick just one?
I love the Devil, but I’m not IN LOVE with the Devil. I love the Devil as a friend.
Brilliant link to a compilation of UrbEx photography. If you click through, be sure to continue through using the photo credit links. Some highlights (lowlights?) beneath…
this the rawest shit i ever seen in my life
how do I get my cat to do that?!
For the ancient Celts, the white hart was a harbinger of doom, a living symbol that some taboo has been transgressed or a moral law broken. The white hart’s reputation improved in Arthurian legends, where its appearance was a sign to Arthur and his knights that it was time to embark on a quest - it was considered the one animal that could never be caught so it came to symbolise humanity’s never-ending pursuit of knowledge and the unattainable.
How convenient do we want our technologies to be? Tim Wu explores the choice between demanding and easy technologies: http://nyr.kr/1lj90fG
“Our technologies may have made us prosthetic gods, yet they have somehow failed to deliver on the central promise of free time. The problem is…