Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 16:17 UTC
Legal I love it when ancient proverbs come to life. If you can't compete, litigate. Right, Nokia? It's suing HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic in the US and Germany over 45 FRAND patents. The world is so predictable, and the technology world even more so. Ever since Microsoft got its claws on this company, its morals and values have been going downhill.
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Comment by zizban
by zizban on Wed 2nd May 2012 16:22 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

Didn't Nokia see what happened when SGI hired an ex-MS executive? He sold off all the good patents and rolled out uber expensive Windows NT machines before bolting the company for MS once more.

The same fate awaits Nokia.

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RE: Comment by zizban
by acobar on Wed 2nd May 2012 18:35 in reply to "Comment by zizban"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Until we have a way more severe accountability for publicly traded companies nothing will stop the top executives to pursue their own goals, i.e. make money in a short time period irrespectively of what would be the best interest for small shareholder and employees.

In a time when most of us have our retirement fund on shares from companies we work on, even as part of income, the top executives should be the first to have all their money on front line to honor any loss their decision would trigger.

I am not advocating government supervision, they are already bad enough trying to provide public services, only more severe laws to discourage some selfish business man to walk on lines they should not.

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RE: Comment by zizban
by nej_simon on Thu 3rd May 2012 09:49 in reply to "Comment by zizban"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

I remember him. He also killed PA-RISC and HP-UX when working at HP in favor of Windows on Intel.

Guess who got the patents from SGI btw?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/01/16/sgi_transfers_3d_graphics_p...

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