Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Dec 2011 10:09 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Apple Just when I thought the company I once admired greatly couldn't sink any lower. "Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running Android. And now, for some reason, it has given valuable patents to a patent troll - which is using them to sue many of the top technology companies in the world."
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RE[2]: Apple's never been an angel
by _xmv on Sat 10th Dec 2011 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple's never been an angel"
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

Voted +1.

I'm amazed that people are fans of any company. No company is an angel.

I mean I can see being a fan of some hypothetical developer whom focuses on privacy, creating an amazingly awesome music player and whom on top of everything donates any money left over to charity. ;)

But not a for-profit company.



Maybe this is just a new tactic used by the new heads of Apple now when SJ is gone? I am expecting some kind of change in tactics, but could this be it? I sure hope not...


And it will happen to Google too eventually, as they started to show some evil side lately.

There aren't any not-for-profit companies that succeed also. They get crushed by lobbies, etc.. and even fanbois usually.

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

There aren't any not-for-profit companies that succeed also. They get crushed by lobbies, etc.. and even fanbois usually.

Then I will be the first. Woohoo! ;)

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