Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:05 UTC
Legal "Between slagging each other off with cartoons [...] and taking each other to court over chipset licenses, there's been no love lost between NVIDIA and Intel over the past few years - but it looks like the war is over. The two companies just announced a new six-year cross-licensing deal that will see Intel paying NVIDIA a total of $1.5b over the next five years for access to NVIDIA's technology, while also giving NVIDIA a license to some of Intel's patents. The two companies have also agreed to drop all pending litigation, because you know, they're now friends who just exchanged a billion and half dollars."
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Free market?
by soulrebel123 on Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:56 UTC
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Another confirmation that having a monopolistic practices pays enough to cover any costs, in terms of antitrust fines (MS) or damages to existing competitors. So it makes sense in reality, even though economic theory says it is a really bad thing.

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