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John Beynon
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a UK Ruby on Rails developer in Guildford, Surrey for Kyan. Husband, F1 Fan and geek.
a UK Ruby on Rails developer in Guildford, Surrey for Kyan. Husband, F1 Fan and geek.

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Guildford North Street/Market Street junction
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2014-04-08
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Warhammer Quest - Now available in the iTunes store for iOS.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/warhammer-quest/id573516833?mt=8

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Weekend breadmaking
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2 April 2013
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This weekend's fun. I had trainset envy of +Niklas Richardson 
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interesting argument.
I think this is actually a sizable win for Samsung

Why? It only cost $1 billion to become the #2 most profitable mobile company. Remember how much Microsoft paid for Skype? $8 billion. So, for 1/8th of a Skype Samsung took RIM's place and kicked HTC's behind.

Not too bad. Unless the judge rules Samsung can't sell its products. Even then I bet Samsung arrives at a nice licensing deal with Apple.

Plus, Apple has opened up its kimono and not too voluntarily at that. Finally, Apple got Google/Motorola to sue it too. So this might end up being a financial wash for Apple in the end.

But on the other hand Apple won the PR as the innovator and Samsung will always be seen as the copier. This gives Apple the ability to bring new, innovative products to the market and have people at least show up to its press events. Samsung's events never get the "Apple buzz" and this verdict won't help Samsung move up in the world's eyes as an innovator.

That said, I bet that RIM wishes it had copied the iPhone a lot sooner than it did. So does Nokia, I bet. Samsung is a much healthier company than any of those BECAUSE it copied the iPhone.

UPDATE: also, realize that Samsung sells an ecosystem. It sells big screens. Appliances. PCs. And other things Apple doesn't sell. By being so in your face about taking Apple's best Samsung set up the whole company extremely well. This was a very good risk to take.

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Me and the boy riding the train at Wellington Country Park
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