“Last week, right in the middle of the silly season when most people aren’t paying attention, there were seismic events which changed the face of the technology landscape,” Rory Cellan-Jones writes for BBC News.
“They saw one giant name in America’s computing history – or at least its mobile division – swallowed up by another, and a firm with an even more prestigious past effectively giving up on personal and mobile computing,” Cellan-Jones writes. “And they left another computing Titan looking even more dominant.”
“Google’s move on Motorola and its warehouse of patents appeared bold at first sight, offering the prospect of a more integrated Android ecosystem,” Cellan-Jones writes. “A week on it looks defensive, and hardly likely to produce the kind of end-to-end, software-to-stores operation that generates such huge margins for Apple.”
“And a share price which fell 10% over the week did not suggest that the market saw the Motorola bid as a stroke of genius,” Cellan-Jones writes. “HP’s hyperactive Thursday, which saw it dump WebOS, buy the UK’s Autonomy and announce plans to hive off its personal computing division will have been even less of a concern in Cupertino.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Cellan-Jones writes a bunch of malarky about patents stifling innovation. Apple is defending its intellectual property from blatant theft. That is their right to do so. There is no innovation begin stifled. At any time, Apple’s so-called competitors are free to stop copying Apple, cease dressing up their inferior wares to look like Apple products, and do something original for a change.