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Old 09-29-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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F... Microsoft

First I can't believe this hasn't been a thread before.

I also can't believe that Microsoft is cashing in on Android. If so, they ought to just give up on WP7, I haven't used it but just can't see it being worth using.

Samsung to pay Microsoft for every Android device they sell - Yahoo! News

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The reason Android device makers are signing deals with Microsoft is pretty simple, because they donít want to be sued. In an interview Microsoftís general counsel Brad Smith said, ďSo far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents.Ē In order to protect themselves from being sued by Microsoft, and ultimately paying more these companies are cutting hedging their bets and paying Microsoft upfront.
Microsoft may not develop good phone software, but I guess they have their lawyers on speed dial
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Well there was this thread

http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lot/20094-f-m.html (F... M$)

I'm not exactly sure I get what the problem is here. If Microsoft has patents, don't they have the right to be compensated for them?

Anyhow, I'm reminded of that episode where Homer Simpson starts CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet and Bill Gates has his goons bust up Homer's equipment and "buy him out"
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Hey I just applied for a job working at the Microsoft store that's opening up in Tysons Corner.

It looks exactly like the Apple store... except.. with Microsoft products.

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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Well there was this thread

http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lot/20094-f-m.html (F... M$)


I'm not exactly sure I get what the problem is here. If Microsoft has patents, don't they have the right to be compensated for them?

Anyhow, I'm reminded of that episode where Homer Simpson starts CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet and Bill Gates has his goons bust up Homer's equipment and "buy him out"
Ya know I searched Microsoft, and F Microsoft , but in both cases only scrolled to 2008 threads (F... Microsoft only had like 6 similar, or something)

I understand your point on patents, just felt like griping about Microsoft. Maybe I'll start a F Walmart thread too lol
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At some point Google buying patents from IBM and acquiring Motorola Mobility will pay off and the era of suing Android manufacturer will come to an end.

May the best phone maker win.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
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I sort of always envisioned something like this except that Wal-Mart would become the new "umbrella" company that Microsoft is today.

it really got me thinking that way when one of the members here PM'd me about a Walmart in Texas or somewhere that not only sold gas, it sold used cars, and had an in house physician and dentist. No joke....
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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First I can't believe this hasn't been a thread before.

I also can't believe that Microsoft is cashing in on Android. If so, they ought to just give up on WP7, I haven't used it but just can't see it being worth using.

Samsung to pay Microsoft for every Android device they sell - Yahoo! News



Microsoft may not develop good phone software, but I guess they have their lawyers on speed dial
As always, there's more to it than what meets the eye.
Samsung forms alliance with MS against Apple <img src='http://110.45.173.104/www/news/images/ic_korean.gif'>
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:53 AM   #8
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At some point Google buying patents from IBM and acquiring Motorola Mobility will pay off and the era of suing Android manufacturer will come to an end.

May the best phone maker win.
Same thing has probably been said about personal computing. I don't always feel the best gadget wins, but the one that has the most money backing it.
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Same thing has probably been said about personal computing. I don't always feel the best gadget wins, but the one that has the most money backing it.
Welcome to capitalism.
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Welcome to capitalism.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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Same thing has probably been said about personal computing. I don't always feel the best gadget wins, but the one that has the most money backing it.
I KNEW this thread would go political.........
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