Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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Comment by OSbunny
by OSbunny on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:36 UTC
OSbunny
Member since:
2009-05-23

Well I hope Samsung fights this. They certainly have no shortage of funds.

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RE: Comment by OSbunny
by bnolsen on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:43 in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

And a stupid waste of money that gets flushed down the lawyer company. MS is playing a scorched earth policy. They aren't making money off the mobile market so they're using bullshit means to make sure no one else does either.

I really wonder how much longer the US will be a dominant market. Enough of this crap and it will become a third world market and stay there.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by shmerl on Wed 6th Jul 2011 16:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

B&N were not intimidated. Someone has to kick those brazen trolls hard.

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