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

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[2]: Crime does pay ?
by Kochise on Thu 7th Nov 2013 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Crime does pay ?"
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Well, we're not speaking about Google, currently is how much Microsoft enjoy its strategic move without people gaining anything. I know Microsoft aren't philanthropic people, but the way they enforce their position is sad.


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