Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Dec 2010 21:57 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Well well well well well, paint me red and call me a girly scout. I've been saying for months now that there's much more collaboration between Apple and Microsoft than their respective fanboys want to believe, especially when it comes to fighting Google and Android, which both companies partly do via patent suits. More evidence for this has emerged today. Remember CPTN Holdings, the consortium led by Microsoft which bought that bundle of patents from Novell? Which other companies are part of this consortium? EMC. Oracle. Apple.
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RE: friends
by Kroc on Thu 16th Dec 2010 22:30 UTC in reply to "friends"
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They were competitors in 1984, and that was it. After the UI case was dealt with, they’ve been playing very different games that have come to converge with Google the clear common threat between them. Expect much chumming up between these three.

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