Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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You do realise that I have been accused of bias in favour of and against every company, project, and piece of software known to man, right?

Which proves it must be true!

And even if you're not you do seem to have that aura, at least I and 3 others (apparently) are able to see it.

But never mind that, the gist of the idea was to change the format to present articles with extra (very small) opinions from different angles in order to offer more food for thought, make it a less one-man show and be different from other sites.

If you want to stand out or at least be unique in some way in a huge pool of blogs/news sites I think you can do so by providing added value by utilizing insightful opinions. For me personally most value of this site, right now, is found in the comments sections. Most news articles are already "old" for me, having appeared in my RSS reader earlier in the day, but it's interesting to read what other humanoids make of it.

If a news article is presented not only with your clever thoughts, but also from others of who the readers knows where they stand it would provide a situation in which commenters are better able to write something interesting. I think this is so because now we only have your opinion and a number of people don't like it, come up with their own, but often these are not well researched or motivated. When other angles are already presented it would make it easier for the commenter to evaluate them and write their own thoughts.

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