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Samsung, Intel, Dell partner to create device connection standard

  • Samsung (SSNLF), Intel (INTC) and Dell have teamed up to create a standard by which household gadgets communicate with each other, called the Open Interconnect Consortium. The partnership also includes chipmakers Broadcom (BRCM) and Atmel (ATML).
  • The new consortium will rival the AllSeen Alliance, a similar framework supported by Qualcomm (QCOM), LG (LGEIY), Microsoft (MSFT) and other companies.
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  • trader_xx
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    Another VCR vs. Betamax fight brewing. Should get interesting.
    8 Jul, 06:44 AM Reply Like
  • DoctoRx
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    trader_xx: I think you meant to say, "Another VHS versus Betamax fight..."


    Sony 1975 intro (Betamax) vs. JVC et al 1976 intro (VHS)...


    A trip down memory lane:


    The Betamax vs VHS Format War


    Sony's Betamax video standard was introduced in 1975, followed a year later by JVC's VHS. For around a decade the two standards battled for dominance, with VHS eventually emerging as the winner.


    The victory was not due to any technical superiority (Betamax is arguably a better format), but to several factors. Exactly how and why VHS won the war has been the subject of intense debate. The commonly-held belief is that the technically superior Betamax was beaten by VHS through slick marketing. In fact the truth is more complex and there were a number of reasons for the outcome...
    8 Jul, 08:51 AM Reply Like
  • PeteCal
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    Damn! That is exactly what I was going to say!
    8 Jul, 08:53 AM Reply Like
  • AnAvgJoe
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    Anybody want an HD DVD player?
    8 Jul, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    AAPL is absent from both sides, as usual. Solidifying its niche status.
    8 Jul, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • e92m3
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    "Niche" of proprietary, semi-functional rubbish with backdoors and outdated 3rd party software, because developers are not allowed to deploy critical security patches in a timely fashion.


    I'm sure apple will 'create' something 'revolutionary' that has no tangible benefit over a standardized, pre-existing option.


    It's not even VHS vs. betamax, it's vhs and betamax against a company with so little actual IP that they must obfuscate as much as possible.
    8 Jul, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Yup.... one of my friends needed to charge something at work, and it made me think for a minute. Literally every device under the sun uses the micro-USB charger standard (BBRY, MSFT, Android etc) EXCEPT AAPL.


    So obnoxious and unnecessary.
    9 Jul, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • Shaduc
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    " a company with so little actual IP that they must obfuscate as much as possible."


    From 2003 when I purchased my 1st Windows PC to 2007 first Windows Notebook to 2009 I purchased my first Macbook to last month my 2nd Macbook. Windows PCs are premium they cost more to own and users are treated badly.
    9 Jul, 01:18 AM Reply Like
  • just_trt
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    It's simple. JVC licensed VHS, while Sony kept their technology. Video was brought to everyone. That's how windows got very popular and beat apple back in the day.
    You'd say, 'why is Apple doing good, now tho?' Even though they are being selfish and don't share their technology with OEMs they are still ahead. That's because they brought something new that no one had. Anyway, now they are the bad technology that's ahead. People invest into Apple's selfishness and arrogance by buying their cell phones.
    8 Jul, 10:39 AM Reply Like
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