Linked by kristoph on Thu 8th Sep 2011 17:48 UTC
Legal Microsoft has announced today that it has reached patent licensing agreements with Acer and ViewSonic that cover Android smart phones and tablets. These companies join HTC [and several others] in paying Microsoft for each deployed Android device. Microsoft's strategic approach to Android is very different from Apple's. Where Apple is attempting to stop or otherwise delay the deployment of Android devices Microsoft is lining their coffers with royalties paid by OEMs for the privilege of shipping them. It's a strategy that is already generating more profit for Microsoft the its less then successful Windows Phone platform and could contribute dramatically to Microsofts bottom line going forward.
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RE[3]: It just hit me
by zima on Sat 10th Sep 2011 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It just hit me"
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RE[4]: It just hit me
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Sep 2011 22:59 in reply to "RE[3]: It just hit me"
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OH FFS ... like it or not the anti trust ruling was decided in a court of law. It was shitty ... but no corp wants to play fair ... or does.

If you want businesses to play fair ... then support co-operative businesses.

Compared to all the very horrible and disturbing things that happen everyday ... Microsoft f--king a few businesses over ... is rather low on my list what I think actually actually evil ... the worst it can be described as is "a bit shitty".

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RE[5]: It just hit me
by zima on Thu 15th Sep 2011 23:58 in reply to "RE[4]: It just hit me"
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I'm not sure how you got what you wrote out of my simple, short question.
Again: "punishment"? (you wrote, used this word; you seem to think there was some sort of punishment...where/how?)

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