Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Maryam, Aug 4, 2011.
wow. A gang of companies trying to take down google's android? Why didn't companies do this when microsoft started trying to monopolize the tech industry?
Android is hardware, whereas Microsoft monopolizes the a software platform - the OS.
I know that. I'm just saying, why hasn't other companies ganged up on microsoft when they tried to monopolize it.
Hardware, and software are one - the tech industry. This is universally known.
The OS battles have been going on for 30 years. Apple screwed themselves over when they refused to allow other hardware vendors to license their OS. Microsoft did allow it, and was able to grow their user base significantly over a relatively short period of time. But I digress, there's tons of books on the topic.
Yes, but not all companies are in both markets.
Microsoft responded to Google's blog post: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/03/google-slams-apple-and-microsoft-claims-hostile-organized-cam/
I put some quotes around the article to make it clear that Maryam did not write the article.
Thanks! T'was needed.
And Apple is both.
And now it's not Google anymore but Apple and Microsoft. It's always someone doing something to others. I don't support all this heavy patenting lately but to be honest, I can't side with anyone, who the heck knows what's really going on. No one is a poor kid here.
The email image means absolutely nothing as you cannot see what he was responding to, or what deal was offered.
Microsoft wouldn't offer something along those lines unless they're getting something out of it, and chances are it goes against a lot of what Google has done to date (eg they never use patents offensively).
Obvious PR move to try and use their image as the good guys of the tech industry to get consumers on their side. Seems pretty standard stuff but I'd rather all these companies stopped doing this and instead stuck to competing to create the best products and let people judge them solely on that.
Separate names with a comma.