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05.16.13

More Android FUD From Former Microsoft Staff in CBS

Posted in Apple, Deception, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 12:44 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: New examples of anti-Android sentiments being spread by the Apple- and Microsoft-funded media conglomerate, CBS, which pays current and former Microsoft staff to act as “journalists”

THE overzealous litigation and branding firm Apple takes another stab at the Korean giant and the US-led press helps Apple, as usual.

The Verge, an independent publication which interviewed me this week for a future feature article, says that Apple should retract litigation, not increase litigation (stating that in very large fonts). The article says that “Apple has revealed it will seek to include Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 smartphone in a list of 22 products it believes infringe iOS user interface patents.”

“The spin and the deceit is so shallow and it’s not at all amusing or forgiveable.”Over at CBS, the broadcaster behind CNET and ZDNet, the coverage did nothing to chastise Apple, which advertises with CBS. Instead it cited and quoted a Microsoft lobbyist, Florian Müller. How convenient. This is actually part of a pattern and Don Reisinger has quite a history when it comes to Microsoft coverage.

In more glaring examples of bias, Nokia is being promoted by former Microsoft staff Zack Whittaker, who now works for CBS and writes nonesene like “Microsoft’s relationship with Nokia is key to the phone maker’s survival.”

Cue the laughter. He must have meant “death”, not “survival”. There’s more. Here is some wishful thinking: “Because if Microsoft eventually does buy the company, it’ll be for the same reason that Google bought Motorola: For the patents first, and everything else second. That’s probably the eventual end game.”

So Microsoft, which has been attacking Android using patents for several years, does the same thing as Google taking Motorola patents (for defence/deterrence) when it destroys Nokia to start feeding anti-Android/Linux trolls? Shame on Mr. Whittaker. The spin and the deceit is so shallow and it’s not at all amusing or forgiveable. This is not journalism, it’s advertising and agenda disguised as journalism. It’s like the “Scroogle ” campaign.

Another former Microsofter (Microsoft press) plays along with the anti-Android line when he alleges “Samsung grabs 95 percent of Android smartphone profits” (again, this is nonsense, ignoring revenue).

All we seem to be getting from CBS is some kind of nationalist agenda which demonises companies that are not CBS customers (advertisers). It’s not too shocking given that CBS hired writers who had worked for Microsoft. Bias by selection.

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