Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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by Soulbender on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:29 UTC
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I'm sure there's some kind of law against this kind of thing. Right? Isn't the free market supposed to be about competition and innovation? You know, prices drop and uncompetitive products gets obsoleted, all for the better for the consumer.
With this kind of shit we might as well live in the former soviet union or north korea. Heck, not much difference if the jackboot heel belong to the government or some corporation.

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