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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's XBox -- Already Over $5 Billion in Debt -- Sued Twice More

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's XBox -- Already Over $5 Billion in Debt -- Sued Twice More
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:08:04 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft sued over Xbox, Halo games

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| Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, should pay a New York 
| company $90 million for using its inventions in the Xbox video-game system, a 
| lawyer told a federal jury yesterday.  
| PalTalk Holdings Inc. says Halo games and the Xbox console on which they are 
| played infringe two patents for inventions developed by MPath Interactive 
| Inc. PalTalk bought the patents for less than $200,000, Microsoft lawyer 
| David Pritikin said.   


Microsoft settles lawsuit over Xbox

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| Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it settled a patent-infringement suit in which 
| a New York company was demanding $90 million in royalties on the Xbox video 
| game system.  
| Financial terms weren't disclosed, Microsoft spokesman David Bowermaster 
| said, adding that it was an "amicable agreement." The settlement cuts short a 
| trial that started this week over the suit, filed by closely held PalTalk 
| Holdings Inc.   


Microsoft Settles Lawsuit Over Halo 3


Microsoft Settles $90m Lawsuit


Microsoft Settles $90 Million Patent Case


Patent Lawsuit Against Nintendo, Microsoft To Begin In Tyler

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| The trial for a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Nintendo and 
| Microsoft will begin in Tyler on Tuesday. 



Microsoft Needs Its Mojo Back

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| Somewhere in the Silicon Valley, there's a Doctor Evil holding a test tube
| full of Microsoft Mojo. Unlike the golden age of the 1990s, Microsoft isn't
| generating excitement anymore. Sure, people still care what Microsoft does,
| but lately it's more like the industry knows the company is headed for a fall
| and is just rubbernecking to see the inevitable result.
| Problems are arriving on all fronts. Vista uptake in the enterprise just
| isn't happening; it's likely that many Vista licenses sold there are being
| downgraded to XP. Microsoft's plan to combine search forces with Yahoo hardly
| matters; at this point the both of them are plummeting against Google, which
| has nearly 70% share. The Zune music player is a minor nuisance to Apple's
| iPod. Sony just announced price cuts that are likely to push Microsoft into
| another round of XBox cuts, just as they were starting to eke out a profit.
| (Microsoft has lost about $7 billion on XBox since 2002.)
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Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.
| [...]
| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
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| revenue significantly."

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