Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:52 UTC
Legal "App developers are withdrawing their products for sale from the US versions of Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market for fear of being sued by companies which own software patents - just as a Mumbai-based company has made a wide-ranging claim against Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo and a number of other companies over Twitter-style feeds, for which it claims it has applied for a patent."
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Tipping point? Really?
by Auzy on Sat 16th Jul 2011 00:58 UTC
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Tipping point? REALLY? This article mentions maybe 5 developers who stopped for these reasons, however, it doesn't offer any statistics, nor any real references to back up claims.

I'd agree that software patents suck, but this article implies the App store in US has been abandoned, however, where is the proof?

It's written as bait, and I wish OSnews would only repost articles which included credible evidence. In fact, the only statistics included is for a developer, whose sales are mainly international anyway. This article should have only been posted on OSnews if there was reliable estimates of how many were leaving, or a survey made to see how many left. But the way it is, there is no evidence that more than a handful left.

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