1. aubreyq's Avatar
    FTC: Google to license patents in antitrust case

    Below, an interesting snippet of the article:

    "Google did agree to license patents deemed to be "essential" for rival mobile devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and smartphones running on a Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software. Some of the patents in question came as part of Google's $12.4 billion acquisition of device maker Motorola Mobility Holdings earlier this year."
    01-03-2013 01:20 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm glad the FTC stepped in to keep Google in check. Every giant corporation needs a good slapping around every once in a while.
    aubreyq likes this.
    01-03-2013 04:10 PM
  3. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Of course Google couldn't act by themselves...
    01-03-2013 04:26 PM
  4. brmiller1976's Avatar
    It's funny that they've gone after them on the (relatively less interesting) patent question and not on the (much more important) search/video/web monopoly question. What Google is doing vis-a-vis locking out Microsoft from access to Gmail and YouTube is quite similar to what the DoJ sued Microsoft over, back in the 1990s.
    Reflexx likes this.
    01-03-2013 08:13 PM
  5. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    I'm glad the FTC stepped in to keep Google in check. Every giant corporation needs a good slapping around every once in a while.
    Still nothing compared to what Microsoft got in their antitrust case.

    Edit.
    apparently Microsoft thinks the same
    Microsoft criticizes FTC settlement with Google, calls outcome 'a missed opportunity' | The Verge
    01-04-2013 01:52 AM

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