2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Grief as a marketing plan
So, did crapple sue Gizmodo et al last year as part of their marketing plan or did the genuine loss of a phone last year create the idea for a dull marketing yawn this year?
Only one thing remains to be decided.. who is more cynical? Crapple for building in suing and fucking up people into part of their marketing plan to make it look like not-a-marketing-plan or me for thinking they are that cynical (I wouldn't put anything past them)...?
I guess he votes will go fanbois thumbs down, not fanbois thumbs up... as usual. (fandroids? lol)
i hope the Manchester guys patented this stuff
And what about
The companies that have been collecting this data on their device users?
Absolutely spot on.
Poor grammar? should that have been 'whose' instead of 'who's' ?
Mine already is :o)
Good job I don't believe anything spouted by scientists and quango's who's funding & existence tends to rely on spouting it...
Apple don't make the displays, so someone obviously thought of it before them.
Who makes these displays... hang on... Samsung make some of them... oh and Apple use them...
I just did.
Nah it just means
That obviously the Android crowd is the crowd to follow
The iFans merely constitute a was-crowd now fallen by the wayside and superceded
All the same, though
There is the assumption that you know everything Google knows about the deal, if not it's guesswork on what publicly available information there is.
Just speculation albeit from an informed point of view. It's be the fuckup of the century if Google didn't know something the speculators didn't, the likelihood of which is still pretty darn high.
No-one knew Google were buying Moto till they did, they can obviously keep a secret when they want to.
Incitement proves intent which proves premeditation as opposed to 'I just got all caught up in this looting lark after something I read on Facebook' which could be classed as impulse stupidity or something?
Fine 250M Euro
Disqualification of Director(s)
Pay costs plus triple damages to Samsung and print a very public grovelling apology
iCrap products banned from sale in Europe until an external investigation into anti-competitive practices is completed. Preferably by Steely Neelie.
That might make the mendacious bastards think twice next time they try to damage a competitor's business instead of competing with it.
Another veil lifted
There was a Reg article last week which I poo-poo'd somewhat in which the write suggested Google grow up and get a clue. My retort was to suggest that perhaps the writer didn't in fact know Google's entire gameplan so couldn't possibly have valid comment, especially as they were comedy-bidding on Nortel.
Obviously Google have given a lot of thought as to which path to take and successfully bumped up the Nortel price to its competitors while getting a deal in place with IBM IP and now the acquisition of Moto Mobile who are surely one of THE oldest players in mobile and must have a serious IP portfolio.
I submit that Google in fact have been very grown-up all along and have a clear strategy with which to move forward as I suspected (and I'm sure many others did too).
So. There you go.
Poo Poo on you ;o)
Why pick on Android (though it is Open Season, of course)?
What about gear like routers, Tivo's, satnav's, and a gazillion other hi-tech widgets which run on something Linux.
I think this guy just wanted some free advertising or his Warhol15.
So much prior art
Didn't motorloa have a pico DLP projector thingy? Samsung did, I'm fairly sure
Gestures... Microsoft Kinect, surely? If not visually sensed then Nintendo Wii for accelerometer sensing.
Communicating between devices? The teletype and a modem.
Seriously if you find a novel method of taking a dump then you should patent it in the USA...
Prior art yet again
Errr airbags and rocket thrusters.
Which all assumes
that you know Google's strategy/gameplan.
And also that Google don't know something you don't.
I'd be very surprised if it turned out that Google really hadn't a clue what they were doing with all this. My personal opinion is that co's like Apple are looking at the next payday with greed and maintaining immediate market position as a priority where Google are playing the long game and have already looked 3 moves and 4 patent layers deeper.
More skint criminally minded morons hanging around
Just what we need.
This really makes me
Want a Samsung 10.1
If it's THAT good that Apple are going to this lame lengths to prevent people getting one (as they could sue without banning people's access to it, I'm sure), then I want one. Badly.
Fantastic advertising for Samsung if they spin it the right way, too.
Don't see it really
You'd have to make a pretty creative argument to convince a jury (and a judge) that those excerpts show that they know they're infringing a patent.
One says go the MS route or perhaps niggle a few people, the other says they should maybe consider negotiating a license for their needs which are unspecified in the excerpt and could be anything.
Expect Oracle to interpret it as proof of kitten-murdering regardless, though.
Oh grow up already
If that (admitedly rich) prat Zuckerberg had actually thought of an original name for his operation like humbinko or something idiotically web2.0 then yeah. Instead he took a widely used generic term which itself is formed by joining two common English language words together. Fail.
Else he should be trying to sue blackbook.com and cookbook.com as well and maybe facetious.com and oh, don't forget facetime.com
What a moron.
I hope that's 150,000 EACH and loss of employment too.
Depends how much SSH you're doing
You can install alternate touch keyboards that have CTRL char panes in them which, if you're not doing lots and lots of SSH may well suffice.
One keyboard is 'Full Keyboard' by Haily Lin
If you can borrow a pal's Android phone to try it then you may find it's enough which gives you more phone options like Galaxy Sii and Sensation
Hang on a minute...
Samsung infringed the touchscreen technology of the iFad ?
Isn't it Samsung that MAKES the fecking display units for those things?
I so hope Google (IBM patents) and HTC (S3 patents) give crapple a sturdy kick in the See You Next Tuesday, they're (crapple) surely the most poisonous and counter-innovative company on the face of the earth at the moment.
Thoroughly sick of hearing about them pursuing their new legal business model now they've run out of other people's ideas (3G, cameras, GPS, etc) to stick in their mobile widgets and make like they invented them.
Said it earlier, worth repeating.
Buy your movies & music secondhand.
When it's too expensive to do business in the current model, these massive media organisations will have to make changes.
They exist on money, and the consumers control it.
Could this be....
Why the big G was comedy bidding for the Nortel stuff? I thought they'd only do that if they knew something the others in that winning cartel didn't.
Where people the world over tend to get letters effectively saying 'Fuck you we are Apple' I suspect maybe a company in Cupertino may be getting a letter saying 'Fuck you we are Google' in the near future.
Not that I'm a Google fan, they wanna own the world as much as the next maniacal polo-neck-touting control-freak but their shit does WORK and you don't need more money than sense to use it.
Note to self: Hire bunting and hold a street party if Google bends Apple over...
Organisations like those don't learn anything while it's cheaper not to change. If we make it expensive for them to do business how they're doing it now then they will change.
So yup, a second hand movement is a good and legal start to that
Buy second hand and close the roads too
Newzbin2, well yeah, we do know what it's primarily USED for, but it's a very poor judgement and sets and horrifying precedent going forwards. The MAFIAA must be getting emergency surgery to stop the laughter.
Anyway, I propose to buy all entertainment second hand from now on. Stuff 'em. Then they'll try to make second hand purchases of movies & music illegal too, and that WILL be partly Royal Mail's problem...
Oh and UK.gov has knowledge of criminals and that criminals move around and that some of them drive so close all the roads...
Hope they have a good bat
To whack all the sueballs they'll suddenly attract from IP 'Innovators' like Apple, Lodsys, TrollCo, etc
TopTip: Don't make anything rectangular with round corners or lay icons out in a grid
'Admising' but I prefer 'despiring' which also has a whiff of 'despairing' about it
Blimey, was it his mother-in-law?
Take my wife... etc, etc
Poor UK & USA
Because these kind of nefarious activities are not the sort of thing we'd ever to to anyone. Oh no.
Need a hypocrite tag... Rupert Murdoch or Rebekah Brooks, anyone?
Sounds more like
Oh shit we're so embarrassed about having our lame security discovered.
I know, let's be spiteful to the guy.
Crapple are such a toxic force in innovation these days.
I hope the W3C come up with some method of meaning HTML5 compliance is somehow implicity licensed until explicitly revoked then Jobs' company can be kicked back to the internet stoneage overnight at will if they want a pissing match.
It's one thing actively trying to block innovation in competitor companies by sueing instead of couter-innovating but potentially fucking up shit for everyone is real News International popularity territory.
Labour's Interception Modernisation Programme
That is all
True enough but
In a year and a half you should be due an upgrade....
If you organised your phone contracts right (wifey does ours, sticks it to Voda every 18 months for top-line phones)
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