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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by kovacm on Sat 6th Aug 2011 18:50 UTC
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in 2005. Apple bought Fingerworks, not Google.

Apple had vision. Google did not.

(otherwise Google would buy Fingerworks first)

I remember moment when I first time saw:

I was absolutely stunned !!! it was so obviously that this was future of human-computer interaction!
Bill Gates realized same thing just 2 years latter: ;)

anyway, somebody spread word, all over internet, that demonstration of multitouch monitor (1st YT link) was from Apple - in reality it was done by Jefferson Han.

but anyway, Apple did buy, one year before J. Han presentation on TED, Fingerworks and start work on multitouch device that come to market as iPhone ;)

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