Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 11:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Barnes & Noble is spinning off its Nook e-reader business into a new company - which will be a cooperation with Microsoft. Redmond will invest $300 million into the new company, and on top of that, the two companies have settled the patent litigation, which was part of Microsoft's string of mafia practices against Android vendors. I have a sneaking suspicion this will be the end of the line for the Android-based Nook e-readers and tablets. Get 'm while supplies last.
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RE: Damn!
by lemur2 on Tue 1st May 2012 00:53 UTC in reply to "Damn!"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Looks, like their patents are enforceable. B'n'N was the only company that had balls to fight frontally.


Nope. B&N had already eliminated almost all of the patents Microsoft brought against them.

The more probable conclusion is that Microsoft bought B&N in order to avoid an embarrassing loss in the sham case against B&N and thereby ending their extortion racket against Android vendors.

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