Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:15 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's response to Apple's win is probably the most cringeworthy of all. Blatantly admitting Windows Phone can't make a dent in the market on merit, but instead requires the court room to do so, Bill Cox, senior director of Windows Phone marketing communications, said: "Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now." Nauseating.
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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 25th Aug 2012 11:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Why do you automatically assume people are cheerleading for Samsung? How about they're cheerleading against this patent bullshit? This will affect us all, Android users, Apple users, everyone who wants to enjoy progress. Innovation will slow down: start-ups and investors are scared, and established players no longer have a reason to due to their patents.

It baffles me how people can become so brainwashed by a company that they happily cheer against their own interests and that of their descendants, and think that anyone who opposes this behaviour must cheer for the enemy. Companies are the new religions it seems.

Please, if I listed every problem I had with Apple I'd get the question, "then why the hell do you use Apple products" - in a perfect world we wouldn't have software patents but until American voters stop voting based on the three G's and engage the system as to demand patent reform things will keep getting worse as people like me in NZ (a small country) will get the result of the craptacular system. In a perfect reality everyone would ignore the US market, US based companies would pull out of the US market and let the damn thing collapse but far too many businesses have far too much money vested in maintaining the status quo in some form.

With that being said, Microsoft is coming off looking like an angel when compared to Apple at this moment. One thing I will concede is someone noting that Apple when given the sort of power Microsoft has will be far worse - as seen so far things are moving in that direction. Where as Microsoft is happy to ask for $3 per unit we have Apple who effectively wants the vendor to shut down - $45-$50 is not realistic and pretty much demands that the business closes their doors.

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