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Microsoft Inks Another Android Patent Deal, Says 70 Percent of Devices Now Have License

Microsoft on Wednesday said it had signed a patent licensing deal with Taiwan’s Pegatron, covering any Android devices it produces. With this latest deal, Microsoft said it now has pacts with four of the top five Taiwanese contract manufacturers, covering more than 70 percent of all U.S. Android devices.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work