August 17, 2011 2:56 AM Subscribe
Suck on it Applesoft.
posted by three blind mice (211 comments total)
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"Everyone was baffled when Google made those crazy bids for the Nortel patents last month
. Remember? They bid things like the distance from the earth to the sun, the number pi, and some other wacky numbers from mathematics."Today in the wake of Goolge's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility....
"it all makes sense. Google just sandbagged its rivals. The whole thing was a rope-a-dope maneuver. Google never cared about the Nortel patents. It just wanted to drive up the price so that AppleSoft (those happy new bedmates) would overpay. As for those crazy bids in the Nortel auction — that was just a way to leave a little “fuck you” in the paperwork for Google’s pals in Redmond and Cupertino to look back upon. That move is pure Larry Page. This is a smart, hyper-competitive guy with a mean streak and a nasty sense of humor. Kara Swisher recently compared him to Bill Gates, and now I see why. Page is turning out to be a better CEO, and more fun to cover, than anyone could have imagined."