Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2012 21:39 UTC, submitted by Yoni
Google Larry Page on Steve Jobs' comments on Android being a stolen product: "I think the Android differences were actually for show. [...] I think that served their interests. For a lot of companies, it's useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that." We'll never know for sure, but considering Tim Cook is reportedly looking to start settling all these lawsuits, Page might be right. Let's hope the lawsuits - settled or no - at least lead to patent reform.
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One Thing Steve did not Count on
by Lorin on Thu 5th Apr 2012 03:46 UTC
Lorin
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I work in China and the effect of the Apple lawsuits against Samsung and HTC has given the impression that Android is a real threat to Apple, as a consequence where impression is fact, Samsung has become the #1 product being sold here now. I see that myself when I walk into the major stores that sell these products, Apple is easy to buy now where Samsung is not due to being sold out. Apple should remember that the Chinese and many other Asian cultures buy on impression and prestige, lawsuits, especially those that are perceived as frivolous turn off the public and they in turn answer by purchasing from a competitor.

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