Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 12:48 UTC
Legal Interesting news in the middle of the night: Apple and HTC have announced they've settled all their patent disputes, bringing an end to all running lawsuits between the two companies. The companies signed a ten-year cross-licensing deal. Considering Apple's legal assault on Android hasn't been going particularly well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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RE[3]: A broader view
by unclefester on Mon 12th Nov 2012 03:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A broader view"
unclefester
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2007-01-13



The only flaw in that argument is that Apple is winning.


If you think having $150bn+ wiped of your company valuation in two months is "winning" I'd hate to see losing.

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RE[4]: A broader view
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 03:26 in reply to "RE[3]: A broader view"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

In the last two years, Apple increased it's market capitalization roughly 150% (a bit less). In the same time frame, HTC nearly lost 50% of its market cap (a bit less, but hugely off of its highs of 2011).

https://www.google.com/finance?chdnp=0&chdd=0&chds=1&chdv=1&chvs=Lin...

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RE[5]: A broader view
by unclefester on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:30 in reply to "RE[4]: A broader view"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

HTC is losing. Samung is winning. Android marches on.

Meanwhile...Apple is getting slaughtered in the market.

Jobs learned absolutely nothing during his exile. He merely repeated the same unsuccessful 1980s strategy.

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