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#1 siah1214

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:08

Google today filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission to terminate its attempt to stop Microsoft from using video compression technology on the Xbox.
Microsoft wants to license two standards-essential patents for H.264 that Google controls now that it owns Motorola — but not on Google’s proposed royalty terms.


http://allthingsd.co...inst-microsoft/

Hey Google, how is that $12.5 billion purchase working out for you?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:37

http://allthingsd.co...inst-microsoft/

Hey Google, how is that $12.5 billion purchase working out for you?


I'd say pretty freakin' fantastic.. they are owning mobile and nobody can touch them now. It's worth FAR more than 12 billion dollars what they gained.

They might end up selling motorola mobility and get a few billion there and they got a hell of a deal with patents.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:38

From what I've read, Motorola started this and Google isn't stopping them. Until now, that is.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:40

I'd say pretty freakin' fantastic.. they are owning mobile and nobody can touch them now. It's worth FAR more than 12 billion dollars what they gained.

They might end up selling motorola mobility and get a few billion there and they got a hell of a deal with patents.

Their success in mobile has far less to do with Motorola, and far more to do with Samsung's Galaxy line kicking everyone's ass up and down the mobile market :)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:04

Their success in mobile has far less to do with Motorola, and far more to do with Samsung's Galaxy line kicking everyone's ass up and down the mobile market :)

Whilst true, I think it's clear that Android has gained a lot of traction not only due to Samsung.
And Moto is a big benefit in terms of having a good chunk of patents to be on the safe side.

Moto didn't GET them there, but will certainly help them stay there. :)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:35

damnit, i was hoping they've decided to resume EAS

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:40

Hey Google, how is that $12.5 billion purchase working out for you?

They did something good yet you still complain.

I'd say pretty freakin' fantastic..

A Boz post I can agree with! +1 to you sir.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:20

They did something good yet you still complain.


It actually makes me happy :)

#9 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:27

Google has said numerous times that the reasons they purchased Motorola Mobility was A) for the Patants and B) so they would have a hardware manufacturing branch for future prospects.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:38

I'm confused as to why someone would take sides in this matter. Licensing battles just screw over the end user.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:45

standards fight? it was more like abuse :/

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:47

Good. We need less fighting and more working together.