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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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by zetsurin on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
zetsurin
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2006-06-13

Thom, buying the XBOX because it was the cheaper of the two doesn't make you a fanboy, so my comment wasn't really aimed at you per se ;) I just find it fascinating that people will still blindly defend Microsoft as being some kind of noble entity despite their actions over the years, simply because they secured the rights to Gears of War. I also find it equally fascinating that Sony Computer Entertainment (ie. Completely distinct from the rootkit entity) gets a much harsher rap.

Edited 2011-07-06 14:45 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by Shannara on Wed 6th Jul 2011 18:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly, there are fanboys in all walks of life. Sony, Microsoft, Apple, Linux, etc.

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by JThelen on Wed 6th Jul 2011 23:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
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2011-02-02

I'm a 360 owner and love the console & love the XBL service, but in no way am I so disillusioned as to not see Microsoft for the giant, hulking extortionist monopoly seeker that it is.

Edited 2011-07-06 23:19 UTC

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