Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 23:47 UTC
Legal "He's one of 10 reverse-engineers working full time for a stealthy company funded by some of the biggest names in technology: Apple, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Sony, and Ericsson. Called the Rockstar Consortium, the 32-person outfit has a single-minded mission: It examines successful products, like routers and smartphones, and it tries to find proof that these products infringe on a portfolio of over 4,000 technology patents once owned by one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. When a Rockstar engineer uncovers evidence of infringement, the company documents it, contacts the manufacturer, and demands licensing fees for the patents in question. The demand is backed by the implicit threat of a patent lawsuit in federal court." And then people wonder why I call Apple and Microsoft patent trolls. These are the people destroying this industry, with Apple, Microsoft, RIM, etc. money. Sickeningly low.
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RE[3]: How stupid were Google
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How stupid were Google"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Right. A company that took a decade to become one of the biggest companies in the world, one of the most loved, trusted, and respected the world over, with more users than probably any other technology company out there, is "not well run". And sure, the most successful mobile operating system of all time - by a long shot - is a "fiasco".

Once, you were just an Apple enthusiast. These days, you're bordering on total nuttiness. You must be following Gruber pretty closely.

Edited 2012-05-23 12:28 UTC

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