Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Nov 2013 10:04 UTC, submitted by mbpark
Microsoft

Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties, says Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund in a new note on the company.

He estimates that the Android revenue has a 95% margin, so it's pretty much all profit.

This money, says Sherlund, helps Microsoft hide the fact that its mobile and Xbox groups are burning serious cash.

Microsoft has not written a single line of Android code, yet rakes in the profits through scummy software patents. Crime does pay.

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RE: Crime does pay ?
by bentoo on Thu 7th Nov 2013 20:06 UTC in reply to "Crime does pay ?"
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2012-09-21

Funny how it IS NOT ILLEGAL but you and Thom label it as "crime" simply because you don't like the system. Don't hate the player... Google plays the same game. Just not as well:

http://www.fosspatents.com/2011/10/google-scores-own-goal-google-fu...

Edited 2013-11-07 20:06 UTC

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