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Many of us use apps to buy stuff these days, whether its grabbing the latest e-book from Amazon, or a Groupon for a day of pampering at the local spa. Seems obvious now, but it wasn't (at least according to the USPTO) in 2004, when Microsoft filed a patent application for the idea -- and that application was recently granted.
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Edited by DjiXas - 4/21/11 at 11:50pm
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loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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This is the single greatest news story I have ever read in my life. I am forever changed.
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Trolololololol

Sigh...and Valve will likely be the first in the crosshairs simply because they're within 50 miles of Microsoft.
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Wait what? I don't get it.
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The question here is what exactly is the "definition" of an "app"? App isn't even a proper word....at least last time I checked..
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Sigh...and Valve will likely be the first in the crosshairs simply because they're within 50 miles of Microsoft.
Valve already released Steam in 2003. M$ patent was in 2004.
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The more I read up on this patent the more o_O my face gets....who would seriously think that it would be a good idea to allow a patent like this? Imagine someone patenting how you sit on a chair....There's only so many efficient ways to sit on a chair without infringing that patent.. This patent is beyond vague and WAY too broad to even be allowed it basically puts every online business/purchase in the cross-hairs of this patent. *Before anyone says it, no its not hating on a company for thinking up a brilliant idea.. Its the fact that something as ridiculous as this patent adversely affects A LOT of people in a NEGATIVE way, yes every patent screws someone over but not to this degree.
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*gasping laugh*

Wow.. lol

epic.
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