Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Sep 2015 23:45 UTC, submitted by jonsmirl
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Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.

The two companies, which didn't disclose financial terms, have been litigating over technology innovations for five years. Google's former Motorola Mobility unit had been demanding royalties on the Xbox video-gaming system, and Microsoft had sought to block Motorola mobile phones from using certain features.

If you've been paying attention, you know why this is taking place now.

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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Thu 1st Oct 2015 17:00 UTC
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Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.


Maybe it's because Ballmer is finally gone and Nadella seems less hostile towards Google than his predecessor.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by windowshasyou on Sat 3rd Oct 2015 04:01 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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2011-05-14

Appearances can be deceiving. I'd suggest looking him over with a high powered microscope. You'll learn the truth about this character then.

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