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: "mafia practices"?
by dsmogor on Wed 2nd May 2012 09:24 UTC in reply to ""mafia practices"?"
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You (unintentionally) hit the nail! They are protecting their patents (by not disclosing them) so that they can continue blackmailing companies that are poorly legally entrenched in the US. Why, because their *IP rights* standing behind those patents doesn't exist. Seing how US govt. looks through fingers at these practices starts to resemble how Russian govt. treats Gazprom.

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