Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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It's about marketing reach
by mrhasbean on Sun 14th Mar 2010 21:54 UTC
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Google own the search engine market. That combined with products such as Adsense means they have the ability to put what is effectively free advertising for their products in front of hundreds of millions of people across the world every day, even into iPhone apps. And if you market something to the average user that looks like and iPhone...

Apple do not have that luxury so they will pursue whatever avenue they can to protect their investment, and despite what many want to portray it was and continues to be a sizeable investment. If it was your money invested I'm sure you'd want them to try to protect it, but because it's Apple, and they're a company, and companies are inherently evil according to some, them trying to protect their investment is also inherently evil.

And the only people who think that coming up with a concept and seeing it brought to market doesn't deserves some protection from those who would copy it are those who've never had an original thought in their lives. Anyone who's had an idea stolen only to see someone else make millions from it has a completely different perspective on these things.

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