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Patent Wars - Mutually Assured Destruction

I'm always fascinated by the battles that go on behind the corporate facades.  Sometimes the risks are mind boggling:

 

http://www.zdnet.com/mutually-assured-destruction-googlemotorola-vs-apple-7000002887/

 

Surely they are not nuts enough to let this carry out to the end.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
.......Margaret Thatcher
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hpmsrm wrote:

I'm always fascinated by the battles that go on behind the corporate facades.  Sometimes the risks are mind boggling:

 

http://www.zdnet.com/mutually-assured-destruction-googlemotorola-vs-apple-7000002887/

 

Surely they are not nuts enough to let this carry out to the end.



Personally, I think the big A needs to be knocked down a few notches. If anyhing there should be a class action against them for  iTunes and Quicktime. I think their iTunes/iPod attitude of "our way, or no way" is absolutely ridiculous especially considering it's so darn invasive, convoluted, and buggy.

 

 




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I completely agree, C.J.

 

My wife has both iPad 3 and iPhone 3S.  Guess who gets to solve problems....screw around with iTunes, etc. etc. etc.  whenever she has problems.  Fortunately she's been doing better at solving them herself recently so my blood pressure is lower now.

 

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
.......Margaret Thatcher
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Not the first, not the last.

 

Remember RIM's (Blackberry) patent lawsuit about ten years ago?  Took down the entire system for a few days and I bet that is still costing RIM!

 

How abouit: 

 

Kodak vs Polaroid?

 

Apple vs Samsung?

 

Tivo vs everyone?

 

Direct vs everyone?

 

etc........

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dhascall wrote:

Not the first, not the last.

 

Remember RIM's (Blackberry) patent lawsuit about ten years ago?  Took down the entire system for a few days and I bet that is still costing RIM!

 

How abouit: 

 

Kodak vs Polaroid?

 

Apple vs Samsung?

 

Tivo vs everyone?

 

Direct vs everyone?

 

etc........



Forgot  Networks vs DishSmiley Wink

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                               neon_sign.jpg

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NO company is too big to fall!  I enjoy the fireworks. Smiley Wink

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spd2demun wrote:

NO company is too big to fall!  I enjoy the fireworks. Smiley Wink



Yup, now all we need is someone to teach AT&T a little humility.Smiley Wink

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                               neon_sign.jpg

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