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TheStreet has posted an article opining that things are going to get a lot worse for Samsung before they get better, and a view I don't disagree with. http://www.thestreet.com/story/12828436/1/samsung-disappointing-numbers-will-be-worse-with-apples-next-iphone-release.html
Ars has a related take on the tablet market, posted up yesterday.http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/08/op-ed-tables-really-are-pcsbecause-theres-no-point-in-buying-new-ones/
Imagine they have. The Keyhole purchase was about 10 years ago.
FWIW this particular lawsuit has nothing to do with patent infringement. It's a contract dispute. Mueller has a more complete explanation of it if you're interested.http://www.fosspatents.com/2014/08/today-microsoft-filed-contract-lawsuit.html
Well that's a made up story from you now isn't it? I don't recall even discussing whether any Android licensees pay a royalty to Microsoft. (Pretty obvious to me that there's been a whole lot of licenses taken so there must be royalties being paid)Now that part IS true. The licensing negotiations have all been kept highly secret. Not even the patents supposedly involved will be revealed by Microsoft unless the potential licensee agrees to an NDA. Perhaps you have the proof...
Seemed like a dumb idea if it was in fact for consumers to preview Glass. Did Google ever say for certain what the barges would be used for specifically? Not sure myself, but the whole thing sounded weird if the news articles were anywhere near accurate. As far as Glass itself it's not anywhere near ready for general consumers IMO. Maybe Gen2 instead and use this version for the pros like doctors, techs, firemen, etc that are evaluating it.
In related news Apple just completed the purchase of another 13% of Beats they had not already bought, paying off Vivendi/Universal Music Group to the tune of $400M. Apparently there's still a few other shares out in the wild too but expected to be acquired over the next few weeks.
In the meantime Kyocera of all companies is now selling a smartphone with a sapphire display, the Brigidier. Verizon is even sucking up most of the upfront price and selling it for $100 w/contract. Sapphire must not be all THAT expensive. http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/smartphone/kyocera-brigadier?&zipRdr=y
Here's a funny turn of events. Windows phone will now "spoof" Safari so that users of their phones get mobile sites when using IE as the browser. Seems their share is so low that many (most?) sites ignore Windows mobile and simply offer up a desktop site. So now Windows mobile will say it uses Safari for browsing tho it does not. .
At the moment reducing Android market share by a few percentage points in the EU is probably more important. Rooting for iOS only makes sense.
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