Tech Hangout #4: Fanboys vs. the ‘Apple Tax’

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Shawn ‘Doc’ Boyd
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa Davis

“Fanboyism”

What is a fanboy? Why do tech people care so much about it? And is it a good or bad thing?

Apple “Tax”

Does it really exist? If so, what is it?

Online shopping and payment platforms

Squarespace Commerce, Paypal, Amazon and creating your own e-commerce website. Why brick-and-mortar stores are a thing of the past.

Taxes in general

Introduction of sales tax for online retailers:
http://www.zdnet.com/u-s-senate-passes-bill-to-collect-internet-sales-tax-7000015002/

Sales tax in different states.