Intellectual Property Theft, Manufacturing, and China

We have seen time and time again that China doesn’t care at all about the intellectual property of products produced/invented by western companies and manufactured in China. You can see how they don’t care by going to eBay and seeing all of the various cheap knockoff items being sold on eBay that look like the real product yet is anything but the real product. Why? Because China absolutely does not give a damn about the intellectual property of western companies.

So I ask, why do western companies keep dealing with a country that does this? Why do they keep dealing with China knowing that their intellectual property is being stolen from them? What we’re doing is compared to inviting the thief into your home, telling them that they can just help themselves to your TV or whatever they want to steal, and telling them that it’s absolutely fine to do so.

I can’t wrap my head around why we keep doing this knowing what China is doing.

Windows 8.1 Update 1… it’s not that bad (REALLY!)

Another Windows 8.1 blog post… crap, you’re going to be hating on it again. Aren’t you? No, not this time. So I had to reload my computer’s operating system because things were getting “glitchy.” At the time I was running Windows 7. And by “glitchy” I mean things wouldn’t work correctly for no good reason. …

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Is an XBOX division sell-off in the future for Microsoft?

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s newly appointed “technical advisor,” has reignited the perennial debate about whether Microsoft should sell off its Xbox and Bing businesses. For years, analysts and investors have leaned on Microsoft to sell off the loss-making Xbox division. With new CEO Satya Nadella saying that the company should focus on its core markets, rumors …

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