Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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you make them sound irrational
by umad on Wed 28th Sep 2011 19:08 UTC
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"Apple fanatics rejoice because they hate Google more than anything"

It's been my experience that users who prefer Apple products because of the superiority in areas that matter to them (e.g. your "fanatics" actually like Google a great deal. Many (Apple users and not) dislike Google for a number of reasons. Here's a few reasons why I personally don't like the as a company despite liking many of their services:

Yelp gets popular? Copy their info, shove Yelp to the bottom of the page and put Google Places and reviews at the top.

Groupon won't sell? Spend billions from other businesses to destroy them.

Twitter and Facebook innovate on search? Take their content, whine when they try and stop you then spend billions to prevent their growth and hopefully destroy them.

Apple working on a touchscreen smartphone? Spend billions from another business and copy everything you can, down to swipes and apps.

Need a smartphone operating system with Java. Take Java and use it for your own ends.

Need a location mapping technology and Skyhook won't sell? Spend billions from your monopoly profits and strongarm your partners and drive Skyhook out of business.

Buy up the big travel search sites.

Claim you are open source but share nothing related to what your business claims to be about -- search, and nothing related to how you make your money -- advertising

Claim you are open and standards based but control who gets access to your smartphone operating system

Edited 2011-09-28 19:09 UTC

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