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Google, Samsung want conditions on Microsoft-Nokia - report

Monday 3 March 2014 | 15:45 CET | News
Google and Samsung have joined Chinese mobile phone makers in expressing concern to Chinese authorities that Microsof's bid to take over Nokia's phone business may result in higher patent licensing fees, two government officials familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Google and Samsung asked China's Ministry of Commerce to make sure that the acquisition doesn't result in higher fees on wireless technology patents that will remain with Nokia, the two officials said. They're also concerned Microsoft will gain more power over the smartphone market and may abuse its patents. Chinese vendors

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google / Huawei China / Microsoft / Nokia / Samsung / ZTE Belgium
Countries: China / World
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