Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[6]: Patents are patents
by Not2Sure on Wed 6th Jul 2011 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Patents are patents"
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Again, more smoke and mirrors conspiracy being used to justify what is basically FUD. If it was as clear as you want to pretend it is in your world, then no corporate entity with proper legal advice would be doing business with / seeking indemnfication from Microsoft in this respect because they in turn would be guilty of stealing from shareholders.

So, this is the actual reality we live in. If Microsoft in this day and age were extorting cash payments from small companies, documents would have already leaked demonstrating that fact, no?

And let's check out your viewpoint and the language you chose to utilize to describe this news:

Extortion, target, crap, criminal, underhand(sic)ed mafia tactics, sickening. Oh and a reference to an internet bully as if bullying online is somehow acceptable.

It's adolescent, fanboi language. You can't justify a single thing you wrote. And my criticism absolutely has nothing to do with your "viewpoint" differing from mine because in all honesty you have nothing that anyone would recognize as a rational viewpoint in this matter with which I would care to discuss. It's just gruber-esque drivel.

Everyone in the smartphone industry is suing everyone else because there has been no real innovations in years and there are billions to fight over. Attempting to cast it in terms of heroes and villians is pandering.

Edited 2011-07-06 09:12 UTC

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