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EU and US Approve Google-Motorola Deal

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  • by kelemvor4 (1980226) on Monday February 13, 2012 @10:20PM (#39028047)

    Apple isn't "an electronics maker". They design electronics, buy a lot of Samsung components and have poor Chinese people work 18 hours a day to assemble them.

    Importers and purveyors of Chinese electronics seems like a good description to me.

  • by NemoinSpace (1118137) on Monday February 13, 2012 @10:39PM (#39028179) Journal

    17,000 patents should even things out enough to force the big players to negotiate and co-operate

    The advent of IPv6 allows the requisite number of phone home patent chips to allow auto-negotiation of any lawsuits that may come about from now on.
    But to limit the number of complaints about patents on Slashdot, I suggest we set an arbitrary limit on the number of patents allowed to exist at any one time.
    I think 640K ought to be enough for everybody.

  • by Daniel Phillips (238627) on Tuesday February 14, 2012 @03:06AM (#39029775)

    With Google standing behind Motorola and Microsoft standing behind Nokia...

    Interesting analogy. Please allow me to extend it a little, if you will. "Google standing behind Motorola, owning it, and Microsoft standing behind Nokia with a garrot around its skinny corporate neck..."

There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx