The Attorney General of New york has filed suit against Intel, alleging that the company has been systematically bribing manufactures, effectively monopolizing the market through hundreds of millions of slush money:“Rather than compete fairly, Intel used bribery and coercion to maintain a stranglehold on the market,” said Attorney General Cuomo. “Intel’s actions not only unfairly restricted potential competitors, but also hurt average consumers who were robbed of better products and lower prices.”
One could have predicted such a story much earlier by simply looking at Intel's ad campaigns. If you think a producer enjoys its consumers being a slave to its products, imagine how much money they could make if they had actual slaves working for them. Though tongue and check, what colorblind historiographically challenged idiot cued up this ad. "Oh lets have one geeky white guy to whom a non-unique photoshopped group of blackmen are bowing down to, oh lets also make the cubicles look like a galleon, or some ship thats really fast, our processors are fast, that will get the message across, by the way don't forget to send out those bribes to europe and south korea"!