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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RE[2]: Ignorance
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Mar 2013 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Ignorance"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

it has some of the largest corps including THE largest corp, Apple


I'm nit picking but I'm pretty sure Apple is not the *largest* company.

think they want actual free markets? Actual competition?


It's kind of funny that capitalism has the same problem as communism (or plan economy, to be exact): too many greedy bastards and not enough true believers.

It'll be sad but that's where we are heading folks, that is where we are heading.


Perhaps but on the other hand, the world at large is getting really fed up with the U.S steamrolling them.

Also, good luck implementing all these controls in corrupt 3rd world countries. For example, I can still go out and buy pirated software in a mall if I so desire. Heck, when I purchased an SD card a month ago the shop asked if I wanted some music (pirated, of course) with it.

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RE[3]: Ignorance
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Mar 2013 15:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Ignorance"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Depends on your definition of "largest".

But for market capitalization, it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_corporations_by_market_capital...

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RE[4]: Ignorance
by dudeman456 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Ignorance"
dudeman456 Member since:
2012-01-04

Did you read that?

"The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization"

A good translation would be "The following is a list of companies on the the stock exchange with a large amount of stock for sale"

There are a ton of companies that are not on the stock exchange, and for that matter not in the U.S.

This is similar to the list of the richest people in the world magazines like to put out. What people don't know is you practically have to volunteer for that.

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RE[4]: Ignorance
by Soulbender on Wed 6th Mar 2013 05:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Ignorance"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm pretty sure that IBM, for example, is a lot larger than Apple, at least in any way that's meaningful.

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