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Old 08-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
RockdaMan
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Google should give MS and others free access to it's patented Pagerank algorithm. Then MS and its allies could drop the patent battle. Seems fair, no?

As one pundit said:

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"one could argue that Google is using its dominance in search advertising to unfairly gain entry into another market by giving that new product, Android, away for free. Does this remind you of any famous antitrust case?"
Another said:

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"It’s OK for Google to undermine Microsoft’s for-pay OS licensing business by giving Android away for free, but it’s not OK for Microsoft to undermine Google’s attempts to give away for free an OS that violates patents belonging to Microsoft?"
And yet another said:

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"Do you believe in intellectual property? Property ownership? Or is it all there for Google's taking?

While Apple and Microsoft and Nokia and Nortel and Blackberry and IBM and many others were actually *innovating* in smartphones and mobile technologies for over a decade you were busy making monopoly profits in a different market. Now you want into the big global smartphone market. And essentially want *all* the intellectual property of these companies to be effectively voided.

So you can continue to use your monopoly profits in a different business to kill off all the companies -- all the innovators -- and reap monopoly profits in this new business.
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Tell you what: release the Google algorithms, release your source code, open up Android -- for real, along with Gmail and Maps and Voice Search and everything you've built into it. Put the Google advertising code into public escrow.

As a sign of good faith. To show that intellectual property shouldn't be used "as a weapon".

And then completely abandon Android. And Google Docs. And Gmail. After all, you claim today that all you want is "to stay focused on our own business and make better products."

Fair enough. *All* your money comes from ads on PCs. Via search. That's your business."
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