Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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RE: Google & software patents
by Neolander on Fri 5th Aug 2011 08:31 UTC in reply to "Google & software patents"
Neolander
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Don't reply to mrhasbean, don't reply to mrhasbean... Ah, man, I can't, this one is just too big.

And the real giveaway is the tablet market. No carriers pushing it, after all there's bugger all dollars in it for them, and iOS is smashing Android despite there being about 10:1 advertising in the other direction.

[citation needed]. Here, iPad ads are *extremely* commonplace, while I've yet to see an ad for an Android tablet outside of techie websites.

(On a related note, I've recently sent a mail to Gruber about a flaw which I was seeing in one of his articles. The mail was detailed and polite, explaining clearly where I thought the issue was and heavily giving him the benefit of doubt. He didn't reply. I should really stop believing that trolls can be saved.)

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