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News   News : Gateway Sold to Acer
   posted by -Sam- on 27-Aug-2007 19:07:57 (2664 reads)
Gateway is no more - having been sold to Acer for $710 million dollars. They never really recovered after selling off their European business and will now form part of the Taiwanese PC manufacturer. Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6965520.stm

This must mean that Acer now owns the Amiga patents. I bet they don't even know they own them.

    

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BinoX 
Re: Gateway Sold to Acer
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I didn't think the deal was finalised yet...


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It is to be completed 'sometime in December'.


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Maybe they're after the Amiga patents. Although $700m might be a little overpriced..


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Poster: -Sam- Date: 27-Aug-2007 13:36:32


@BinoX

It is to be completed 'sometime in December'.


Ahh, so the title needs to be corrected to "Gateway to be sold to Acer" then... ;)


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Maybe they're after the Amiga patents. Although $700m might be a little overpriced..


Along with the Kent Amiga Center hehe

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Money talks and a bull walks. Hope they don't go belly up like the curse goes. Now this would be a big-one (again) for Amiga-patents. If a wise-guy does not say in the lead: What patents;)

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Acer probably thinks an Amiga1200 is an oversized keyboard or something similar.


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I think the headline is misleading, as it has not yet been sold to anyone.
The sale is from what i understood still under negotiation, which means it might not even happen...

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Acer probably thinks an Amiga1200 is an oversized keyboard or something similar.



But just a minute! Does Gateway STILL own something Amiga-related??

Last edited by mwoof on 28-Aug-2007 at 06:42 PM.


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