China's ZTE is paying Microsoft a royalty for devices it makes using Google Android and Chrome operating systems to make sure that it is not patent trolled out of business.
Hon Hai, parent company of electronics maker Foxconn, has signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow it to legally produce devices with Android and Chrome OS patents - the cash going to Redmond for each device.
Foxconn has reportedly come up with a cunning plan to reduce the number of suicides in its dormitories in mainland China. Rather than improving working conditions, the company seems to be firing workers with suicidal tendencies.
Samsung is taking a page out of the Chinese communist playbook, as it apparently wants to kill Taiwanese competitors like Hon Hai and TSMC.
Steve Jobs says conditions are fine at the Chinese factory where staff have been hurling themselves off the roof in recent weeks.
Apple has expressed concern over a number of recent suicides at Foxconn's southern China factory.