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Comment: Re:The Legit Bay (Score 1) 79

by aliquis (#48638669) Attached to: Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

The Artists Bay?

What about one with deals with companies but where you either have to share up to a ratio of say n:1 (n=10 or 20 or whatever, hence fix their distribution) or pay say "more than the average" to not be forced to do that?

With money going in being distributed to those who contributed their work (maybe over number of downloads but then again I guess people would cheat.. so - Yeah. Maybe not a good system after all?)

Sure there must be a way to charge a reasonable "media fee" and then provide a competitive "media access"?

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 40

by aliquis (#48597211) Attached to: Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India

I make the assumption the phones communicate with the base stations and that there's standards and common ideas developed for the two.

And just because Ericsson don't make any phones any longer they don't necessarily have abandoned developing the technologies / hardware for the purpose (not that I know they do so, well, except their ARM chips.)

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 40

by aliquis (#48593863) Attached to: Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India

http://techmoran.com/will-huaw...
4 July 2013:
"Li Yingtao, the head of Huaweiâ(TM)s R&D has said that Huawei is in the plan to increase its investment on R&D and could outspend Swedish Ericsson, which is the worldâ(TM)s largest telecom equipment seller, this year."

"The company spent US$4.9 billion in 2012 on research and development, but it is looking to increase that in order to convince customers that it isnâ(TM)t just a vendor that competes on price, but also on quality."

"In terms of a percentage of revenues, Ericsson spent 14.4% of its revenues on research, compared to 13.7% by Huawei."

So likely over $5 billion for each company for just 2013?

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 40

by aliquis (#48593811) Attached to: Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India

Source?

I don't know what the deal was at either time, saw nothing in the merge part at first (that was a 50/50% thing.)

When Sony bought out Ericsson from that they paid little over 1 billion for Ericsson 50% share part, they cross-licensed their patents and Sony got _FIVE_ crucial patents.

Ericsson still do radio communications / mobile phone network equipment. They likely still hold a bunch of mobile phone patents and chances are they have got new ones / the research and developments carries into phones to and not just the telephone company owned network part. Phones and the fixed antennas need to be able to communicate with each other.

Not that I know the details but I assume they are irrelevant when it comes to phone patents. ... especially since they went after Xiaomi for them ..

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 40

by aliquis (#48587175) Attached to: Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India

[citation needed]

For both I guess.

Though the other I guess I can easily search for.

"particular, Chinese regulators are concerned Microsoft could use its patents to gain an edge in the local market. Over 80 percent of Chinese smartphones run Android, which Microsoft claims contains certain technologies on which it holds patents."
"In cases involving less important patents, Microsoft can seek a product ban if the vendor conducted "negotiations not in good faith," according to the ministry. Microsoft's promise on fundamental patents will last indefinitely; the promise on non-fundamental patents for eight years."

Concerns Microsoft and not Nokia.

And I guess it make some sense considering the position Nokias mobile phones where in relative where they were on the patents front.

Also it was something China asked for to accept it. I don't know to what extent they can enforce that but I guess there was a situation of accepting that or not. Not given Chinese companies would just be able to use it for nothing and not risk anything.

Comment: Re:Translation... (Score 1) 40

by aliquis (#48574035) Attached to: Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India

My other post:

How are they trolling?
Swedish companies spend a lot on R&D.
We innovate a lot. The companies innovate a lot.
Sure they charge for their innovations. So what?
You're free to spend billions in R&D too.

R&D % of GDP PPP:
(Not all countries in the world - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...)

#1 South Korea 4.36%
#2 Israel 3.93%
#3 Japan 3.67%
#4 Sweden 3.3%
#5 Finland 3.1%
#6 USA 2.7%
#7 Austria 2.5%
#8 Denmark 2.4%
#9 Switzerland 2.3%
#10 Iceland 2.3%
#11 Germany 2.3%
#12 Taiwan 2.3%
#13 Singapore 2.2%
#14 China 1.97%

Saudi Arabia 0.25%
Etiopia 0.17%
Indonesia 0.07% .. so in case you wonder why the world is as it is with successful tech companies .. Maybe the amount of money they pour into R&D relate somewhat to that ...

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