Didn't want to let your long post go unnoticed, though I don't have anything worthwhile to add. What would be nice is if @SolipsismX could give us his view on your proposed resolution independent larger screen.
Since you always provide a link in your posts I must say you are either a fast reader or have quite a lot of time on your hands to keep up with so much tech news.The amount of patents Apple files is also ridiculous, guess they need to in order to prevent stuff rather than seeing all these products coming to life. With the widespread area Google is in it doesn't surprise me they file for so many patents.
Have you read it? It says that half of these patents were acquired through MM, and the rest was a rushed job:My glass is always half full, but I fail to see anything positive for Google with this article.
Ah, ok. well, I wouldn't know; I'm not a fortune teller, but I can tell Fortune's stories. Or at the very east pass them on, by quoting. The Top 5 company articles were all from Erika Fry, a NYC journalist.