quote: Google is doing nothing but defending itself from Apple's relentless unwarranted, baseless attacks.
quote: OK, and "going thermonucear" on Android means what?
quote: Apple certainly didn't 'start it'.
quote: Google has not attacked Apple either. In fact, I can't think of a single instance where Google has sued for patent infringement, though there are plenty of cases of such infringement happeni
quote: I love how your mind works. Apple does it and its fine. Google uses Moto's patents and its an "attack dog" Google is doing nothing but defending itself from Apple's relentless unwarranted, baseless attacks.
quote: Right, you voice no opinion either wa
quote: just happen to defend Apple vigorously regardless of the issue
quote: that is your sole purpose here, because you dont post in any subject other than Apple.
quote: I haven't defended anyone
quote: And as ever, of course, you completely failed to recognise or address your evidenced bias.
quote: Feel free to quote which comment of mine 'vigorously' defended Apple in this legal case, though
quote: 1 - Tony never said that it's 'fine' when Apple does it.
quote: Just thank the stars that companies aren't allowed to have their own private armies. Can you imagine if they fought this out with guns instead of lawyers....
quote: "Well that would be okay, because while Apple's troops would have the most fashionable weapons, they wouldn't be the most functional. (that's more a reference to a Mac than an iPlaid."That's not true. The Mac guns would be perfectly functional. They would just cost 2x as much and wouldnt be compatible with bullets.
quote: That's not true. The Mac guns would be perfectly functional. They would just cost 2x as much and wouldnt be compatible with bullets.
quote: Can you imagine if they fought this out with guns instead of lawyers....
quote: Motorola was hoping to gain near-term leverage against Apple and Microsoft through the aggressive pursuit of injunctive relief based on standard-essential patents. Google, which was totally in agreement with MMI's litigation strategy, was hoping to buy that leverage for $12.5 billion, and Germany was a key part of that plan because its legal system places a relatively high burden on implementers of standards invoking the FRAND defense. In fact, Google's public statement on the post-acquisition use of MMI's patents proposed the German approach to FRAND as the way forward for the whole world.With today's ruling, Googlorola's strategy has failed even before the companies have formally merged. This is such a major blow to Google's patent strategy that, from a mere shareholder value point of view, it should now give serious consideration to the possibility of coughing up the $2.5 billion break-up fee agreed upon with MMI's board of directors and walk out on this deal. After all, that $2.5 billion payment would be an affordable subsidy for the only totally Google-aligned company among the major handset makers. But in all likelihood, Google will nevertheless try to close the deal, if only to avoid a colossal embarrassment for its CEO and other decision-makers.
quote: So tired of the hypocritical asinine attitude coming from Apple. "You cant copy what we copied. We invented that"
quote: Here's the problem. It was Apple (the CEO) who stated that they were going thermonuclear war on Android.
quote: As quoted by a third party after he was dead and he was dying and in a great deal of pain when he was supposed to have said it. I don't know about you but just stubbing my toe has caused me to say things I wouldn't have otherwise said.
quote: The strategy will probably work and Microsoft's efforts with WP7 shows it's possible to build competent alternative mobile platforms without copying Apple so there is life after copying.
quote: Meanwhile I have to say this made me chuckle - there are some areas where Android has a huge lead over iOS and which demonstrates the true advantage of being 'open'
quote: So we went to the real story of SJ giving an interview about what happened btw him and the ex CEO of google that day years ago to he said that on his deathbed? Good one.
quote: I'm sure having an axe to grind had nothing to do with Google voice being kicked out of the app store for no reason whatsoever.
quote: Bull Sht. WP7 infringes on at least 6 major new patents of apple, like the multi-touch ones, the multi-touch gestures, the slide to unlock patent and others. Apple won't sue MS because 1% market share isn't worth spending money over. What? Prior agreements? No proof of such for their new multi-touch patents.
quote: Meanwhile, I had a "chuckle" of more apps getting through apple's "vetting" and ignoring their polices of address book privacy. That's 4 major failures to do its job now, with the first one outing the ipad before release due to an app that phoned home device info.
quote: Honestly, I don't know why you guys go on such tangents. What was or wasn't said by any CEO is of no relevance whatsoever to the legal merit of their court cases.
quote: It wasn't just Google's VOIP app which was banned. There were several, from different companies. 'Having an axe to grind' is therefore clearly not the reason.
quote: Sounds like Apple is in for a big pay day, then? That is, if Windows phones ever increase to become even a minor player in this industry. Of course, Apple isn't innovative so I don't know how they came up with Multi-touch on the original iPhone.
quote: While this is worded so poorly to render it almost completely unreadable to most people, I sense that there is some attempt at a veiled insult to the fact that Apple actually has standards which must be followed in its app store, the very thing leading many industry experts, and people such as Charlie Miller to define iOS as far more secure than Android?
quote: No it isn't. But since we didn't say it was, nice strawman.
quote: Other than the fact that there was no official explanation given except "We haven't banned Google Voice, we are studying it", after already approving it months earlier. What a coincidence, it happened right as soon as SJ came back to work.
quote: They didn't, but the stupid USPTO granted them the patents anyhow. Guess what? I just learned yesterday that the iphone wasn't the first phone with multi-touch gestures either.
quote: Yep, apple has app guidelines and rules, and apps get in all the time that violate them. What are those morons doing when they rubber stamp that approval on apps anyhow. (sic)
quote: Here's the problem. It was Apple (the CEO) who stated that they were going thermonuclear war on Android. It was Apple who initiated lawsuits around the world with about half a dozen global companies.
quote: Infringement is not stealing
quote: How is the author obligated to be 'impartial' to who is clearly the antagonizer? You can go read AppleInsider or CultofApple if you want the Apple-biased story.
quote: And lets not forget : It was apple who stole Xerox's teevee-set before Bill managed to steal it !!
quote: He did that yesterday, dumbass appletard.