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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RE[4]: Good...
by MOS6510 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good..."
MOS6510
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It's an island, they have an island mentality.

They drive on the left side of the road and still have their own currency.

If they switch to the metric system they will be the last to do so.

The metric system is the better system, but it will be very hard to switch for people personally. I know how much a mile, feet and inch are in the metric system, but I have no feeling with them. If something is 32 inches I have to mentally convert it to centimeters, while someone who is used to work with feet 'n' inches can guess the length by feeling.

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