Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Sun 14th Mar 2010 17:14 UTC
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2006-01-10

That scene from Pirates of Silicone Valley immediately jumped in my head where Jobs accuses Gates of stealing from him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im589uTchKs

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by Eddyspeeder on Sun 14th Mar 2010 22:36 in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
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2006-05-10

Haha exactly.

And then especially the bit at 1:20 where Jobs screams out: "You're STEALING from US!". I could only picture the below quote happening in exactly the same way:

"(...) several meetings took place between the two companies, which, according to the NYT, heated up very quickly. Jobs accused Google of stealing (...)"

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