$1.5B. Want Fries With That?
c|net reports Microsoft lost an initial federal ruling in San Diego over its licensing of MP3 technologies. No biggie. ‘cept it’s to the tune (heheh, I crack me up) of $1.5B! That’s not 1 & 1/2 Bucks. Nope, not by a long shot bub. That’s 1 & 1/2 BILLION dollars. Haysoos Marimba!
So, where’s the Apple twist in this deal right? Well, Alcatel-Lucent seems at odds with the co-developer (Fraunhofer now Thompson) of the MP3 technologies and licensor of the MP3 algo’s. This is the same group Apple cut their deal with.
There are apparently other torpedo’s in the water on this deal.
No wonder Apple changed their name. It’s probably going to morph into Apple, Attorneys at Law before long. Sheesh!Apple, fraunhofer, iTunes, microsoft, mp3