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by Revcb 07:03AM Wednesday Feb 29 2012

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cdru
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MetroPCS warns new promotion will raise subscriber costs

The headline "MetroPCS warns new promotion will raise subscriber costs" is a little misleading. That's not rising the cost that subscribers pay (at least directly through plan costs). That's the cost to acquire (or retain) a subscriber since they are giving out a $30 rebate.

r81984
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Apple snags multipoint touchscreen patent - can sue the beje

»www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29···_patent/

I dont understand how a company that did not invent these things is getting these patents.
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Re: Apple snags multipoint touchscreen patent - can sue the beje

And the only winners here are the lawyers once Apple goes to court.

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Re: Apple snags multipoint touchscreen patent - can sue the beje

said by pende_tim:

And the only winners here are the lawyers once Apple goes to court.

Unless Apple's lawyers win, then Apple can charge license fees to the losers.

Or, more in line with Apple-think, require the losers to stop using multipoint touchscreen so Apple gets the exclusive.

Bigger is no longer better, it just means more lawyers.

fuziwuzi
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Which means Moto-Google can be justified in demanding license fees for every iDevice in existence. Apple reaps what it sows. Let them all sue the F* out of each other.
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KrK
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OMG, it's not just that patent either, they've been given broad patents on all kinds of existing software and uses currently in service!

Wow. Well, let's hope the massive abuse of the patent system will lead to the end of the current patent system.
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KrK
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They just patented features in use by practically every touchscreen device on the planet. It's not just the multitouch either--- things like changing contents on the UI as movements are done--- for example rotating your device into portrait mode...

Hell they even patented changing the look of an object when it is selected. WOW. These patents make practically everything in violation of their patents. You could even make the case Windows violates many of these patents.

Wow, just wow. EPIC FAIL USPTO. It's like a bad joke on everyone on the planet but Apple.
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r81984
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Re: Apple snags multipoint touchscreen patent - can sue the beje

It looks like Apple is becoming less technology and more patent troll.
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KrK
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Re: Apple snags multipoint touchscreen patent - can sue the beje

And the Apple Fanbois will come out in droves talking about how everyone "steals" Apple's technology and "violates" their patents....

.... when the real thief is Apple, Inc.
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fuziwuzi
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Over a year ago I said that Apple was the new SCO. They're proving me correct.
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Re: WiFi from LED lights?

VLC believes the tech will be an alternative to conventional wi-fi, and could solve the problem of what to do when we run out of radio spectrum.
*sniff* *sniff* I smell bull droppings from here. This is nothing more than an investment scam.
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Re: WiFi from LED lights?

said by MemberMembro :

VLC believes the tech will be an alternative to conventional wi-fi, and could solve the problem of what to do when we run out of radio spectrum.
*sniff* *sniff* I smell bull droppings from here. This is nothing more than an investment scam.

Ive heard talk of using leds to transmit data before though, maybe on this site.

Thrudd

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I remember doing something similar in college a few years back. The only thing "NEW" is using a cellphone to read the optical sugnal. What had me laughing was the bit about being faster than the eye can perceive - a television flickers faster than the eye can perceive and that's all of 60 Hertz 50 to thoise on the other side of the pond.

This article being in a business poblication shows it for the snake oil that it is. Sucker every minute etc etc.