Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
Permalink for comment 409149
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
All cred revoked due to patent harassment
by ciaran on Sat 13th Feb 2010 06:59 UTC
ciaran
Member since:
2006-11-27

Their income is a mix of patent racketeering ("Some people violate some of our patents, maybe you should cut a deal with us and avoid any problems"), FUD-based marketing, lock-in, and dodgy "donations" to schools from the part of Microsoft's money that's in Microsoft's "Gates Foundation" account.

Regarding software patents, I'm trying to build a picture of Microsoft on this public wiki, help welcome:
http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Microsoft

Reply Score: 4