Baltimore, Maryland, US
This story just has WTF written all over it. Apple and Google, two of the wealthiest companies around, and making a joint bid of around $500 million to buy up the bulk of Kodak's remaining patents.
First off, $500 million is not a lot for either company. Heck, each one of them would easily pay that to keep the other from gaining a competetive advantage. Why join up to bid? Its being explained as a cost-saving measure.
Secondly, why advertise your bid? If i were microsoft I now know what a winning bid would be.
Dec 10 12 08:52 am Link
Castle Rock, Colorado, US
Link to story? That doesn't sound right to me. They hate each other.
Dec 10 12 09:21 am Link
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
Sleepy Weasel wrote:
Dec 10 12 03:55 pm Link
Glendora, California, US
Buying the patents is one thing. I wonder what they're going to DO with them.
Dec 10 12 04:00 pm Link
Belmont, California, US
Carlos Occidental wrote:
My hope is they simply use them to fend off infringement lawsuits, which is a common practice.
Dec 10 12 04:07 pm Link
Buffalo, New York, US
I've actually met some of Kodak's coders, and I hope things work out for them- they are a really cool bunch of people. But I have to think in the short run the code will become outdated pretty quickly. Their software has some decent color algorithms though.
Dec 13 12 05:38 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Apple is needing a 2,000 dollar camera...I think I found it for them....
Well Kodak is needing cash....Apple and Google are just buying patents....
Dec 13 12 05:43 pm Link