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[5]: Damn!
by Laurence on Tue 1st May 2012 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Damn!"
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Then you expressed it rather strangely:

"I wouldn't be at all surprised if Microsoft offered this much money knowing that:
a/ their patents would never be invalidated thus keeping their Android royalties streaming in

I.e. you said MS are sure their patents wouldn't be invalidated. I said on the other hand that MS are scared that their patents will get invalidated, crumbling their global racket scheme, that's why the bought off B&N.

That clearly states that offering this money to B&N will ensure that MS's patents never get invalidated in court. Which is exactly what you said too.

Sorry but I don't see the confusion. Maybe I'm just too familiar with the context of my post given that I wrote it, but it makes perfect sense to me. ;)

Plus even if the sentence does read the other way round (eg that I'm inferring that MS thought their patents would never be invalidated) then my whole comment makes no sense. So the logical deduction would have been the actual intended context.

Anyway, semantics aside, we agree on the actual point that matters ;)

Edited 2012-05-01 23:40 UTC

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