so, the i.t.c. lets msft off the hook and now they have a claim against idcc for failure to offer f.r.a.n.d. patent licenses at a reasonable rate!
"U.S. Int'l Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement"
"NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.
The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two InterDigital Inc wireless patents, and recommended an import ban."
so it looks like they did the right thing, whether that was by appealing the previous judges ruling, filing the new suit or just moving forward.
and, awwwwww! it's too late to sell short now:
"InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC) -NasdaqGS
49.46 Down 0.05(0.10%) Aug 28, 3:59PM EDT
After Hours : 48.25 Down 1.21 (2.45%) Aug 28, 7:35PM EDT"
the pre-install lock-in is working against them now that users can easily buy a variety of devices with other o.s.es on them.
looks like this may not be a very high priority. they still haven't started the evaluation process that will determine IF they are going to change those few machines.
maybe the $euro 11 mio. savings is making them wonder if backtracking is even worth considering. (-;
last time instead of citing the articles you just threw out random names of publications (which didn't have articles on the topic under discussion.)
now you don't even have random pub. names, but claim dozens of articles.
or you could run the android version in the android emulator. (-;
from what i saw it looked like the underlying issue was that the users didn't have privileges to install software on their laptops. (so much for installing adb and the android emulator then!) so they couldn't just install whatever they wanted. seems like all one would need to do is have the i.t. department install a word processor, or video conferencing software -- if it is an approved program.
it may also be that the install image/manifest doesn't include those programs for some reason, or possibly it was a dreadful, long-running oversight and this is a backdoor way to force the city i.t. department to fix it by dragging it out in the press.
and it seems to have recovered from that now. it has gone from sickly green to healthy red again. (-;
be sure to sell before the end of the trial. (-; as a matter of act, it's down so much over the last month that you may be smart to -- not just sell -- but to sell short! X-D
besides it will be fun for you to pump a different stock for a change. (-;
the strategy they are using with idcc is how msft beat motorola on licensing, i.e., they objected to the proposed licensing fees as being unreasonable instead of negotiating with moto when they presented the initial licensing offer; instead of doing business they did litigation. so, doing this with idcc may work [right] for them here too.
not that it matters based on the federal turntable, but 45 rpm records, or just 78s and lps? X-D
but yes, he has fully admitted that he vetoed the funding bill (the source of his abuse of power charges) when the district attorney refused to resign and vows that he would do it again.
so obviously he should be running ~from~ the other inmates and not +for+ president.
does that include governor perry?
or would he have to actually be convicted first, unlike those who have simply been suspected of crimes but not charged or even tried yet?
don't you remember the lesson of winphone7? that putting a telephone user interface on general computing devices (combined with the release of the haswell processor on tablets!!) made everyone switch to winphone [5 years ago]!
have you forgotten how much that changed the world of computing? msft instantly recovered from being on less than 30% of personal computing devices to being on over 80% again, p.c. sales doubled instead of continuing to go down, apple went bankrupt because they couldn't sell anything anymore and the msft app store went from only a few hundred products to ~thousands~ of both real and fake apps?
yes, by simply changing the name from widgets to 'live tiles' msft practically wiped out all other computing platforms!
by getting people blocked from pirate sites. (-;
"iTS admins block users with Windows 10 from their tracker
The first ones to hit the alarm button were the iTS admins, which have started redirecting all Windows 10 users accessing their site to a YouTube video called: Windows 10 is a Tool to Spy on Everything You Do.
Additionally, a statement was sent out to users from which you can also read below:
"Amongst other things windows 10 sends the contents of your local disks directly to one of their servers. Obviously this goes way too far and is a serious threat to sites like ours which is why we had to take measures. Since last Thursday Windows 10 is officially banned from iTS. Members using it get redirected to a video that eggsplains the dangers quite in detail hoping to enlighten as many people as possible.
"Perhaps at some point special versions of Windows 10 will surface that would successfully wipe all those outrageous privacy violations but until then Windows 10 is not welcome here in the interest of this site and all iTS members."
so may be this won't be such a big hit in china, and not just because they are all using xp and can't get the so-called "free" w10 upgrade.
a.) if you can see it then it must still be in your browser cache. (get yerself a good browser/o.s. and that won't happen.) X-D
b.) besides your, alleged, foul-con has nothing to do with what is displayed outside of your field of vision.
but, nice of you to, at least tacitly, admit that it was rambling and nonsensical.
this nonsensical follow-up post is at least entertaining. (-;