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[News] Apple and Microsoft Seemingly Gang Up Against Google's Linux

  • Subject: [News] Apple and Microsoft Seemingly Gang Up Against Google's Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 02:25:55 +0000
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Apple and Microsoft to Join Forces Against Google?


Apple and Microsoft vs. Google for Smartphone Dominance?

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple and Google were once seen as best 
| friends in their fight against mutual 
| enemy Microsoft, but as Google has 
| ventured into Appleâs turf with the Chrome 
| OS and Android smartphone OS, their BFF 
| status has been in jeopardy. Google CEO 
| Eric Schmidt resigned from Appleâs board 
| of directors, citing a conflict of 
| interest, and Google Latitude and Google 
| Maps Navigation have been released for 
| Android but not iPhone. Meanwhile, 
| Microsoftâs Bing search engine is now 
| available for iPhone.


Will Apple and Microsoft Join Forces To Fight Google?

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| Apple and Google have historically been 
| very friendly. But in recent months, the 
| tenor of that relationship has changed. 
| Apple rejected Google Voice for the 
| iPhone. And now it appears that the 
| relationship may get a bit cooler with all 
| the talk of a Google phone.



Apple Trying To Patent Anti-Tamper Tape

,----[ Quote ]
| Apparently, Apple is trying to patent anti-
| tamper tape. The patent application, for a
| "tamper resistant label for detecting device
| openings," describes some adhesive tape that
| could be placed inside devices, which would
| get torn or damaged if someone opened the
| device. It seems like there's a ton of prior
| art here.


Your Rights Online: Microsoft Invents Price-Gouging the Least Influential

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| "In the world envisioned by Microsoft's just-
| published patent application for Social
| Marketing, monopolists will maximize revenue
| by charging prices inversely related to the
| perceived influence an individual has on
| others. Microsoft gives an example of a
| pricing model that charges different people
| $0, $5, $10, $20, or $25 for the identical
| item based on the influence the purchaser
| wields. A presentation describing the revenue
| optimization scheme earned one of the three
| inventors applause (MS-Research video), and
| the so-called 'influence and exploit'
| strategies were also featured at WWW 2008
| (PDF). The invention jibes nicely with Bill
| Gates's pending patents for identifying
| influencers. Welcome to the brave new world of
| analytics."

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