Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[2]: Front page
by WorknMan on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 06:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Front page"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Naive. You will be affected directly through *pricing*, note *pricing*.
For example, an ereader from them worth $100 SRP will be modified to accomodate the tax/royalty imposed by Microsoft to them. If MS will require B&N $5 for every device, then B&N will sell you the ereader for $105 or more instead of just $100.


A whole $5, huh? Wow, I'm gonna lose sleep over that one ;)

Note: I'm not saying it's not an important topic, but it's more of a political issue than a technical one. And too many people love to turn technology sites into political soap boxes, IMHO.

Edited 2011-03-22 06:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Front page
by JAlexoid on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 11:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Front page"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

A whole $5, huh? Wow, I'm gonna lose sleep over that one ;)

Then donate those $5 to some African school.
And it's $5, $10 there and some small innovative company has to increase the price of their goods beyond what market is ready to pay.

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