Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE: how about
by bogomipz on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:19 UTC in reply to "how about"
bogomipz
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I had the same or similar thoughts. Why on earth would US laws affect these Asian companies to a significant degree? Sure it can prevent them from selling devices in the US, but isn't the rest of the world a big enough market for these products to be successful? If the US does not want to be a functional market place, why bother to play there?

When Europe and Asia have a butt load of insanely great mobile products, while US consumers suffer under Apple and MS dictatorship, citizens will make some noise. Either the government will finally "get it", or it will show its real face, betray its people, and work against what the country is supposed to be all about. Land of opportunity, my ass.

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