Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 23:10 UTC
Internet & Networking Think companies only use patents to block competition? Heck no, they apparently also use them to hinder the w3c standards process. As Opera's Haavard details, Apple is yet again using patents (or even just patent applications) to hinder or block the development of open standards. Sickening.
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RE[3]: Wow
by PresentIt on Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

But he totally missed all the hot patent action happening with HTC and some other patent troll stuff...

What was that? Do you have a link?

So many of us get a bit bored with his constant interest in Apple.

You don't get it, do you? Apple is huge. When Apple does something, it has a huge impact on the market. It's natural that one of the most powerful companies on the planet are scrutinized. In fact, it's a good thing.

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RE[4]: Wow
by kaiwai on Mon 12th Dec 2011 01:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

What was that? Do you have a link?


I think he was referring to when HTC bought out S3 (technically both are owned by the same people so it was a matter of re-arranging the chairs on the deck). The argument one could make is that HTC only bought out S3 to screw over Apple.

You don't get it, do you? Apple is huge. When Apple does something, it has a huge impact on the market. It's natural that one of the most powerful companies on the planet are scrutinized. In fact, it's a good thing.


True, and if he doesn't like it he can always avoid those stories - there are lots of uninteresting stories on OSNews.com which I ignore but I'm sure are really interesting to other readers. One of the things I do find funny are the number of people who run from Apple to Microsoft then to Sun Microsystems then back to Microsoft then over to Linux then back to Microsoft again - looking for someone or something they can put in a pedestal and worship like a deity. Whether you're running Windows, Mac OS X or some other platform the parent company will always do a mixture of good, bad and ugly - this idea of injecting so much emotional investment into owning a computer seems a little strange from my point of view.

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RE[5]: Wow
by PresentIt on Mon 12th Dec 2011 19:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

I think he was referring to when HTC bought out S3 (technically both are owned by the same people so it was a matter of re-arranging the chairs on the deck). The argument one could make is that HTC only bought out S3 to screw over Apple.

It was Apple that sued HTC first, if I am not mistaken. So Apple tried to screw over HTC. HTC, then, bought S3 to defend itself, not to screw anyone over (did they start using these patents against anyone else?).

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