Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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Patent Troll?
by Macrat on Mon 11th Jul 2011 22:24 UTC
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2006-03-27

Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it.


So you support patents because you don't like Apple?

Do you support patents that also require Android produces to pay fees to Microsoft?

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RE: Patent Troll?
by Lennie on Mon 11th Jul 2011 22:31 in reply to "Patent Troll?"
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2007-09-22

No Thom made it very clear in other articles he does not support software patents.

He meant, I think, that Apple should find a different way than software patents to combat their competitors.

Like improving products, lowering prices or who knows maybe even innovation.

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RE[2]: Patent Troll?
by ourcomputerbloke on Tue 12th Jul 2011 00:16 in reply to "RE: Patent Troll?"
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2011-05-12

Like improving products, lowering prices or who knows maybe even innovation.


Improve products to be equivalent of the Android things that the iDevices are consistently getting better quality reviews than?

Lower prices to be less than the equivalent devices that they're already on par with, or better than, in most markets?

Innovate like Google did to get to that position? What innovations would that be?

Or maybe, just maybe it's got something ever so minor to do with Google owning the internet advertising space and there being ads for Android devices on every second page that's being viewed by the demographic that's mainly buying them? Not to mention prime time TV which is being flooded with them.

Combine the advertising budget of Google, HTC, Samsung, etc with the I'm getting one of these because everyone else has one of those mentality of young people and the I hate Apple's walled garden so I'm getting one of these group, and you have a pretty clear answer to the rise of Android. It's got absolutely zero to do with quality, price (except at the junky low end) or innovation.

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RE: Patent Troll?
by d-signet on Tue 12th Jul 2011 09:44 in reply to "Patent Troll?"
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2011-05-03

Thom is one of the most pro-apple writers on here, look at his previous posts.

Apple whining about software patents when they're a key member of MPEG-LA is just laughable though.

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