From the article, this is particularly telling - "The idea is to unite Canadian money and foreign brains". Haven't yet seen a statement that says the VC must be Canadian, but the quote implies it. Seems to me that if you're a VC in Canada, you just got a massive handout in the cornering of the immigrant-founded startup market.
Right up to the point that they include in the EULA for the device (yes, it's possible to do that) that they own the copyright on all images output by the device. Really doesn't seem to be too much of a stretch.
Unless, of course, you've got your head in the sand.
Yeah, tech is so totally stuck doing the same thing over and over again. That's why I can still buy - at retail - the same B&W screen, non-wifi enabled, no app PDA that I had in 2000. So glad you cleared that up.
You'd be surprised at how true this really is. I used to be a game tester for them back in the PS2 days testing games for platform compliance. We were theoretically supposed to be finding bugs before a game went gold. Reality tho was that we would have to write up any and all game issues which could create a liability for Sony. 80+ Game Testers writing up "bugs" about trademarks appearing in other publishers' titles. We worked for the Legal Dept.