Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 21:08 UTC
General Development Anyone who did not see this one coming after Microsoft's patent deal with HTC and Apple's meticulousness in avoiding Windows Mobile in its suit against HTC hasn't been paying attention. Microsoft has filed a patent complaint with the US International Trade Commission, as well as a patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola over its Android-based devices.
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RE[5]: Dog pile on Google!
by emilsedgh on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 06:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Dog pile on Google!"
emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

Are you kidding?
Google:
owns most popular search engine of the world.
is the most popular email provider of the world.
owns Youtube, #1 video host of the web.

And you think there isnt a thing they can do to put pressure on microsoft and/or apple?

let me suggest one thing, treat apple like themselves, add a term to youtube's license agreement which results in iOS applications stop working on youtube.
That will heart youtube a bit, but will heart apple'sproducts seriousely.

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RE[6]: Dog pile on Google!
by Babi Asu on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 09:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Dog pile on Google!"
Babi Asu Member since:
2006-02-11

Are you kidding?
Google:
owns most popular search engine of the world.
is the most popular email provider of the world.
owns Youtube, #1 video host of the web.

And you think there isnt a thing they can do to put pressure on microsoft and/or apple?


Google press Apple with money; Google pay Apple in order to be default search engine in iOS.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Action; Google blocks MS/Apple et all from search, email, mapping data and the rest of the Gservices.

Reaction; Google receives anti-competitive Captain Kirk sized bitchslap so fast that even the lawn eating goats head's spin.

I'd really like to see the media show if Google did start blocking competitors from it's services but it'd probably hurt Google much more than the blocked parties.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Action; Google blocks MS/Apple et all from search, email, mapping data and the rest of the Gservices. Reaction; Google receives anti-competitive Captain Kirk sized bitchslap so fast that even the lawn eating goats head's spin. I'd really like to see the media show if Google did start blocking competitors from it's services but it'd probably hurt Google much more than the blocked parties.


Google can't afford to block its services from Apple. Search is Google's bread and butter. They don't make money from any other product/service.

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