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updated 04:10 pm EDT, Mon July 19, 2004

Wallet phone debuts

Afternoon tech news: Google and others are under scrutiny as advertisers fret about , equipped with Sony's FeliCa smart chip, which can be quickly read by passing it over a scanner.

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  1. pdot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    big payoff

    The Lindows team seem to come out on top with that dilemma. We all know Lindows chose that name b/c "Lin" is like Linux and "indows" is like Windows. I can see how MS can get annoyed. We would all be pissed off if MS came out with a computer called Macrotosh.

  1. edtekker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Lindows had a big stick

    Microsoft had to settle with these guys because the counter-suit over the trademark on Windows was successfully going against them. If Microsoft lost the trademark on Windows, which was a widely-used generic term long before they started using it, they risked losing a lot more than $20 million. Hey, maybe I can start a new computer company called "Windblows" and get Microsoft to pay me $20,000,000 to not prove their trademark is invalid. (Don't tell, but I'll settle for $12,000,000.)

  1. chas_m




    I'd like to announce a new OS for Finnish users, Findows.

    Buyout offers (on sale! can be had for less than 10% of Lindows settlement!) should be directed to ...

  1. DannyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ms can do anything!

    Get rich quick scheme: Start an OS with a name that is a tagent of the word, "windows," and get $20 million! :D

  1. Jablabla

    Joined: Dec 1969


    False Clicks

    Just set up some boxes in different countries. Hit your customers sites. Constantly roll over the dhcp to give your box a different ip. Then clicky click on those adds.

    The entire click through add concept is a fraud. I guess it can be like slot machines: a nice way to launder money.

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