OMFG! Did you see the bids from Google for the Nortel patent pool?
Before there was the bid race for the Nortel patent pool. The conglomerate of MS/Apple/other nasties won that for about 4,5*10^9 USD. But today I read about Google's bids and I LOLd myself nearly off my chair.
They were probably also lolling a lot when they bid, and already preparing the deal with Motorola. So now they have something to stand up against those MS/Apple/Oracle patent trolls plus a kinda well working cellphone and chips manufacturer plus some market share.
I guess elop will now kill Nokia so MS can buy in completely for cheap. Ugh!
But damn, when I see these numbers I really would like to say to all of them: "Hey, if you have such a lot of money to throw around, throw some at me. 40-60 h work per week for lousy <1000 USD (850 E) the month with high cost of living around here. :/
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!