quote: To bad they won't tell which patents were used to push this cross-license
quote: I don't understand the hold Microsoft has here -- what are the phone makers using that MS owns the patent to?
quote: This is an example of how business SHOULD be done. Probably why the whole world runs on Microsoft and Apple subsists on consumer toys.
quote: Oh geez. This'll have Swashtika up in arms.
quote: I'd be selling off Apple shares if I had any, their market cap is wildly overvalued and they are the kind of stocks that get pummeled as soon as real panic starts
quote: Samsung isn't going to eat this licensing fee, how do you figure they lose? People buying phones are. But the good news is phones are now so subsidized by the two year contract, you'll never notice an extra $10 or $20 dollars spread across 24 payments anyway.
quote: Another way of putting your comment is: Everybody wins, but Samsung and especially Google win a little bit less than they did before, and Microsoft wins a lot more than they did before.
quote: Well that's why I'm a reader and you get paid the big bucks, now gimme an edit function so I can add that! lol
quote: this is why Microsoft is simply smarter than Apple and why they have always been the bigger company.
quote: Sorry Tony and Pirks, but this is why Microsoft is simply smarter than Apple and why they have always been the bigger company.
quote: And your comparing the revenue off a computer vs the revenue off an OS. Stop comparing Apples to Oranges
quote: why they have always been the bigger company
quote: Apple would just ban the infringer and get more sales this way, i.e. indirect money infusion via increased sales. I don't see any advantages of one approach over the other, they both look very similar to me
quote: Android will NOT get "banned"
quote: That solution is costly, creates huge consumer backlash, and is destined to fail
quote: it limits MY choices as a consumer and drives up prices, so why would I support such an action?
quote: The idea that you think forcing consumers to buy your product has ever worked is amazing to me. Or that it's a solid plan of action
quote: Working against the free market can only work if you're selling something like oil
quote: So you're just supporting some draconian measure and applying moral relativism to it
quote: No wonder Swash is laughing at us techies.
quote: Microsoft was split in HALF by the Federal Government
quote: Apple is in an extremely volatile market with competition closing in all around them
quote: Microsoft makes more money on every android phone sold than on windows phone sold.
quote: Microsoft makes more money than Google on every android phone sold.