Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 11:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Barnes & Noble is spinning off its Nook e-reader business into a new company - which will be a cooperation with Microsoft. Redmond will invest $300 million into the new company, and on top of that, the two companies have settled the patent litigation, which was part of Microsoft's string of mafia practices against Android vendors. I have a sneaking suspicion this will be the end of the line for the Android-based Nook e-readers and tablets. Get 'm while supplies last.
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RE: "mafia practices"?
by lemur2 on Tue 1st May 2012 01:01 UTC in reply to ""mafia practices"?"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Good grief.
God forbid any company protect its patents.


"any company protect its bogus patents" ... there, I fixed it for you.

B&N had already managed to get most of the Microsoft patents thrown out, invalidated or withdrawn by Microsoft in the Microsoft vs B&N case. Linux simply does not infringe any of Microsoft's valid patents. Linux and Windows are fundamentally different technologies, so Linux does not use Windows methods of doing things.

This is a good move from Microsoft (well, perhaps a little transparent and reeking of desperation) in its quest to continue to pretend that Linux (allegedly) infringes on Microsoft IP.

Microsoft should give up this farce IMO. It not only gives Microsoft very bad PR, but it makes them look both desperate and fraudulent.

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RE[2]: "mafia practices"?
by dsmogor on Wed 2nd May 2012 09:04 in reply to "RE: "mafia practices"?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

>> It not only gives Microsoft very bad PR,
Except for royalities that top ones from their WP7...

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