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Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars

09 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars - read the full textThe patent war is fierce and many companies have decided to extend their patent portfolios by buying patents from others. Microsoft will be doing just that in a deal with AOL. They'll be buying 800 patents from AOL, who will be left holding 300 more. As part of the deal, Microsoft will also get...


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nice logo

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  • 2012-04-11 02:14
  • s8FZ

What a clever show M$ & AOL. You think you can fool us. All you Feddie companies will go down the drain.

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  • 2012-04-10 14:43
  • jPVH

They must have forgotten about their coupons, 'else it would have been 1000 patents for the same price

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  • 2012-04-10 14:26
  • IWQm

> In reply to MicroNokia @ 2012-04-09 17:42 from m5Nw - click to readIf you think that this will be like on PCs (windows, MacOS, Linux) you are very wrong google is not a small company that has to kneel before MS like it was on PCs. Google controls most of ad business in the world .... money is power.

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  • 2012-04-10 13:01
  • spiI

hope google would have web os instead of android ,then piss off in other os's bed so that they could warm up themself,most of this fkin patents and technologies are driven off palm os that is now web os.

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  • 2012-04-10 12:04
  • i2qC

what is AOL?

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  • 2012-04-10 11:59
  • i2qC

And you are stating this from your best friend that works at google in the part of the development OS department?! One thing is changing the name of the 'Market' to 'Google Play' other is to change their OS name to a different name, they have nothing to gain with that, they are the leading OS without doudt...ANdroid is too big and come to far to be change now, sorry ;)

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  • 2012-04-10 10:41
  • MqxV

> In reply to MicroNokia @ 2012-04-09 17:42 from m5Nw - click to readHahahaha you're so funny! And that 2018 predictions are from?! From that Octopus that predicted the future, yes?
WP has so much to grow and will never be an open source like linux (Android), so android will be always 3 steps ahead from WP. Apple will have the same fate as WP because of the simple fact that their genious has past away and it's a manner of time they start making more and more mistakes. I don't like apple and I don't have anything against WP but I really think Android is for all users and all budgets unlike the other the two. Sorry, but this platform is here to stay for many many many long years, all you need is to open your mind and think that android is capable of anything ;)

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  • 2012-04-10 10:32
  • MqxV

> In reply to [deleted post]You* Can't*

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  • 2012-04-10 08:12
  • Xpfq

Google will eventually shutdown android...
Before that happens, Android will be migrated into Chromium OS...

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  • 2012-04-10 07:45
  • KA5A

> In reply to [deleted post]Really? i think you are stupid if you think that if someone can't speak proper english then he is stupid.

Catch yourself!!

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  • 2012-04-10 07:12
  • vIqY

> In reply to Nokia Rocks @ 2012-04-09 20:25 from kJq6 - click to read
any articles from a credible site to support your claim?

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  • 2012-04-10 05:59
  • 9Lax

> In reply to K J Morgan @ 2012-04-09 16:29 from gAHw - click to u've any proof?

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  • 2012-04-10 04:42
  • U{Iq

> In reply to [deleted post]Haha his english is better than yours

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  • 2012-04-10 04:26
  • gAHw

> In reply to [deleted post]and yet you replied as you did ?

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  • 2012-04-10 00:49
  • LhRd

> In reply to [deleted post]MS is more likely to go after the Android OEMs and ask them to pay a royalty fee or get sued. MS already got the majority of them paying and I guess MS decided to buy more patents so they can milk the Android OEMs for even more money.

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  • 2012-04-09 20:25
  • kJq6

> In reply to K J Morgan @ 2012-04-09 16:29 from gAHw - click to readTrue.. AOL is useless

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  • 2012-04-09 19:15
  • M7du

> In reply to MicroNokia @ 2012-04-09 17:42 from m5Nw - click to readYou got to be kidding me :)
From what I see here is

Android number 1 because it's open source, thus very fast development cycle.

iOS number 2 because it's brand value

WP7 RIP because metro UI is soooo borrinnggg

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  • 2012-04-09 18:22
  • sS@x

Year 2018:
Best OS phones marked as Windows Phones.
In second place iPhone, and in third Android OS smart phones. And this predictions it's real.

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  • 2012-04-09 17:42
  • m5Nw

.. No shit..

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  • 2012-04-09 17:37
  • NHhv

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