Google's chief legal officer went on the offensive Wednesday, posting a company blog entry that attacked Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and other tech companies for securing patents and undertaking legal activity that would block the development of the Android platform.
At LeWeb Paris this morning, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for its Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, just took the stage to discuss the state of the Windows 8 developer ecosystem and Microsoft in general with Techonomy Media‘s Founder & CEO David Kirkpatrick.
I’m not sure why, but there’s a lot of patent hysteria lately. The other day it was Apple’s patent application for a way for venues to disable recording of live events, and today it’s Microsoft’s patent application that would allow for a legal intercept of VoIP communications … such as Skype.
Summary: Just paying people to use Vista Phone 7 [sic] is the sarcastic advice Glyn Moody gives to Microsoft; Microsoft marketing expenses now exceed a billion dollars
MICROSOFT LOSES about 3 billion dollars online every year. It’s not hard to see why.
Summary: A senior vice president in charge of Microsoft’s cash cow (Windows Core Operating System Division) is said/claimed to be breaking the law and the FBI is approached for a federal investigation
THE LAST post ended on the note that Microsoft is exploiting its newly-acquired influence in the government in order to cause legal trouble to companies which are good Linux stewards.
Microsoft’s current dispute against Motorola Mobility in Germany has taken a turn as they have now dragged Google into the mix. In the past, companies have always taken Google’s Android vendors to court, but never Google themselves.