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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RE: Tipping point? Really?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 16th Jul 2011 15:22 UTC in reply to "Tipping point? Really?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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A tipping point is not absolute, but realitive.

Observe:

Example 1:

The tipping point for the Smith's foreclosure, was the increase in the ARM interest rate.

Does that mean that every foreclosure was due to an increase in interest rates? Does this mean that everyone defaulted on their mortgage? No. Just for the smiths.


Example 2:

The tipping point was the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the worldwide economy was doomed after that.


Does that mean that it was the tipping point for the entire economy? Obviously, yes.


The tipping point Thom refers to is a bit ambigeous, but I'd say its more of the first kind than the second. However, just as many of the first example led to the second example. There can be other, larger effects and tipping points of more drastic impact, if the pattern continues and more software developers avoid the US market over software patents.

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