Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

And, unemployment compensation exists in the US as well, but it's considered to be one of the lowest things you can do as a person to take it (and the systems are designed very poorly) - the only lower things you can do, as far as public opinion is concerned, tend to be murder, rape of an adult, taking money to assist with childcare, and rape of a child, in the order going from less bad to more bad.

You have a very interesting view of Unemployment Insurance in the US. Since the UI fund is explicitly paid into by business for that purpose, there is no shame at all in using those funds if needed.

I was laid off from my airline IT job as a direct result of 9/11, and I had no qualms at all about taking unemployment until I found work again. That is what those funds are intended for, and they can be used for no other purpose.

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bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

I don't have that opinion, but it's a widely held sentiment in the US.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? You can speak for all of us?

I got laid off from my IT job last year. I was on unemployment for nearly a year before I found a job in my crappy area (seriously, job hunting in a small town miles from the nearest big one sucks). I had 0 problems accepting unemployment and no one that I know views it as anything but a necessary system there to help you when you need it. The only ill thoughts sent in that direction are towards the lazy lay-abouts that abuse the handout system.

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