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Apple, RIM group wins $4.5 billion Nortel patent auction

With Microsoft pursuing Android makers for licensing, and now this, soon everybody will be making more money from Android than Google. Even Apple can now ask for licensing fees from Android makers.

Samsung was not listed as one of the companies that bought this portfolio, so now Apple have more ammo in their fight with them.

For some reason I expected Apple, with their gigantic hoard of cash to be the winner of this auction.

Tags: Apple iPhone iOS Apple/Samsung legal fight Mobile Licensing Microsoft RIM Google

What Microsoft isn't saying about its iPad compete strategy

Some believe Microsoft is being coy about its slate plans. Others simply think the company is being clueless. I think the Redmondians are planting decoys, hoping they’ll provide cover for missteps.

Put me in with those who think that Microsoft is clueless about how to effectively compete with Apple's iPad.

Tags: Apple iPad Microsoft Slate

Steve Ballmer Soothes Wall Street's Worries

Today, one of the top issues on my mind, hey there's a category -- tablets. Apple has done an interesting job. They've sold more than I'd like them to sell.

Steve Ballmer is a reactive CEO. He hasn't led Microsoft into new markets. During his tenor so far, Microsoft ha only reacted to its competitors moves.

Tags: Apple Microsoft iPad