Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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Always look at the bright side
by protomank on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:15 UTC
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Whenever Unided States keep using those stupid software patents, the rest of the world, where I gladly belong to, will keep advancing more and more, until US will start to becoming technologicaly (but surely not economicaly) irrelevant. And also, seeing all this lawsuits, most contries are now simply agains software patents - I am very happy to tell you Brazil is one of those.

So thank you american congress and justice! You are doing a BIG favor for the rest of the world! ;)

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