Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by TechGeek on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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Why can't it be emotional and also a calculated business strategy?

If someone stole my business idea and I had the resources to fight it to recoup lost revenue, if I'm emotional about it also how does that make it a move based on emotions rather than business strategy?

Because its not just his money he's squandering. Its the stock holder's money. And they get kind of pissy about those kinds of things. Problem is that Google is giving away Android. While Apple may be able to target dumb companies like Samsung, they have no way of actually stopping Android. Android is not defined by its look. Its a free and open OS. In the end, Apple will have competitors no matter what they do. So why dump money into a losing position instead of taking the pay off?

EDIT: And what would happen in a worst case scenario where someone goes after Apple for the same? Apple is a one trick pony, they shouldn't risk iOS on throwing stones at the world.

Edited 2011-10-22 02:20 UTC

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