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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by Icaria on Sat 1st Oct 2011 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ."
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When I have to pay an extra $15 for products, I'm given pause. When I have to pay an extra $15 for products, just to fill the pockets of third parties who contributed nothing of note to those products to justify the extra price, I'm given more pause. When I know that $15 is going to an organisation with a long history of being arse holes, I'm given yet more pause.

If you really don't get it, I invite you to shop at Icaria's grocery store. Our prices aren't great (drug habits are expensive, after all) but, well, what do you care where your money goes?

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