Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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RE: Slaves
by kristoph on Wed 28th Sep 2011 23:59 UTC in reply to "Slaves"
kristoph
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2006-01-01

Actually, Google said ...

"This is the same tactic we've seen time and again from Microsoft," a Google spokeswoman said in response to Wednesday's agreement. "Failing to succeed in the smartphone market, they are resorting to legal measures to extort profit from others' achievements and hinder the pace of innovation."


... and then Microsoft said (seriously, this is from @fxshaw) ...

let me boil down the Google statment they gave to @parislemon, from 48 words to 1: Waaaah.


Watching these companies cat fight like this is so very funny.

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