David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer: But Android’s success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents. They’re doing this by banding together to … Continued
Microsoft on Tuesday updated its OneNote Mobile app for iPhone, adding new features and expanding the number of countries where the app is available.
Skype, Microsoft or the employees themselves have decided to make some changes to the management structure of Skype. While Skype has confirmed the departures, a spokesperson would not say whether they had been laid off or if they resigned. The … Continued
I imagine as the world changed millions of years ago, Dinosaurs gathered together for comfort — yesterday proved the tech industry isn’t much different.
Not knowing how to deal with their changing world, two tech dinosaurs — Microsoft and RIM — joined forces on Tuesday to fight for their survival. So what is it these two monoliths came up with to fight off Apple and Google?
From the Bing blog:
Any doubts that Apple is getting serious about its datacenters can be put to rest. The company has apparently lured Microsoft’s General Manager of Datacenter Services away from his job in Redmond. His position at Apple hasn’t been announced, but AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski has it on good authority that it’s a done deal.
Timmons left Microsoft this week and the company has confirmed his departure, though it declined to say why he left or where he was headed. But sources in position to know confirm he’s hired on with Apple.
Apple Poaches Microsoft’s Datacenter GM [AllThingsD]
The world truly is on its head these days. Microsoft senior vice president and general counsel Brad Smith said in a blog post that his company is filing a “formal complaint with the European commission” against Google, alleging Google has … Continued
If you don’t lead, you follow. If you don’t follow, you’re doomed. Hello Microsoft.
Microsoft claims it has helped disable a “botnet” network purportedly responsible for sending billions of spam e-mails daily – at its peak, nearly half the spam afflicting computers worldwide. Microsoft worked with law enforcement officials to disable the computers responsible … Continued
The major competitor to the iPod — or at least what they hoped would be a major competitor — Microsoft’s Zune, is dead.
It’s like shooting fish in a barrel around here some days.
Things really aren’t looking good Microsoft as the company tries to compete in the tablet market. A new report says they won’t have a tablet operating system ready until mid-2012.
Apple has taken the top spot in Fortune’s most admired companies for the fourth straight year.
Nintendo is one of the most recognizable gaming companies in the world, but as the smartphone industry matures, pressure on the traditional companies has increased dramatically.
Late last week Nokia and Microsoft formed a partnership, but Microsoft wasn’t the only company Nokia spoke with — they were also in talks with RIM and Google.
In a joint statement, Nokia and Microsoft announced Nokia will henceforth adopt Windows Phone 7 as its “primary smartphone strategy.” The two companies are seeking strategies that will keep them relevant in the smartphone market as Apple and Android continue … Continued
Google on Tuesday accused search engine rival, Microsoft’s Bing, of copying its search engine results.
Apple’s iPhone users are the most loyal to their product, according to a new survey conducted by market research firm Zokem.
Microsoft on Tuesday will release its first Office app for the iPhone — OneNote.
Many people are hailing 2011 as the year of tablet. Actually, that’s not quite true — 2011 is the year that everyone tries to catch Apple.
Microsoft may be ready to unveil a competitor for the Apple TV at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
CNN just published its list of the top 10 biggest technology failures of 2010 — topping the list is the iPhone 4.
Speaking at the Evolve In London Conference, Microsoft Game Studios’ Kieron Connell said that his company won’t simply roll over and let Apple dominate the smartphone market, even if it faces stiff competition. ‘I think there are too many people … Continued
Search giant Google reportedly offered to buy Twitter for between $2.5 billion and $4 billion.
MacTech Labs has put Microsoft Office 2011 – the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s productivity app suite for the Mac – through its paces and has published the results on its Web site and in its print publication. The results are … Continued
Microsoft Office 2011 has been available for a few weeks and reviews have been positive so far. Many of the early users, including me, noticed the significant speed increase in the new version. Microsoft on Tuesday gave some insight into … Continued
Those of you who listen to my Angry Mac Bastards podcast will not be surprised to read that I have little tolerance for sloppy reporting. So it’s perhaps no surprise that I’m getting increasingly irritated by a meme floating around … Continued
The technology that powers Microsoft’s Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 was first offered to Apple, according to the executive of the company that makes it. Leander Kahney recounts a conversation with Inon Beracha, CEO of PrimeSense. PrimeSense’s “3D machine … Continued
Tablets are everywhere these days. Every major company in the market is making a tablet and have plans to release them within a year. And they all look like an iPad.
Microsoft on Tuesday said Office for Mac 2011, the latest version of its productivity suite would be available on October 26.
Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, is taking on Silicon Valley in a patent lawsuit filed last week.