Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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Keep in mind that the corporate powers that be own the mainstream media in the US. (Literally, even, above the table.)

And that that several US ISPs (most of which have connections to the content industry) have implemented six strikes on their own, and have monopolies on anything faster than dialup in many markets.

And, we already get propaganda through the mainstream media about how things in Europe are far, far worse than here. (Primarily about healthcare, but still...)

I wouldn't be surprised if our corporate masters won't ALLOW us to know that things are better in Europe with cell phones, just like they don't allow us to know that about healthcare (and punish the ones that do know it).

Basically, rabid corporatism is indistinguishable from Soviet-style communism, as far as the propaganda goes, and it may even be WORSE than Soviet-style communism as far as quality of life goes (because the Soviet system at least had to pretend to be fair, the corporatist system can say, "screw you, I've got mine").

So, don't expect improvement to come from within.

Edited 2013-03-03 16:14 UTC

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