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Topic: Microsoft

Nokia rumored to shift toward Silicon Valley, Windows Phone 7 [u]

02/08/2011, 06:02 pm

The world's top mobile vendor is reportedly considering plans to move its executive decision making from headquarters in Espoo, Finland to Silicon Valley in California, and is potentially eyeing an alliance with Microsoft in a bid to compete against Apple and Google in smartphones.

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iTunes tops movies; $10M in fake iPhones, iPods seized; Jobs' mansion nears demolition

02/08/2011, 01:02 am

Sales figures for 2010 show that Apple's iTunes Movie Store remained on top with 64.5 percent market share among competing Internet video services in the US. Also, more than $10 million worth of counterfeit iPhones, iPods and other items have been seized by the Los Angeles Port Police. Finally, officials say the physical permit allowing Apple CEO Steve Jobs to raze the controversial Jackling mansion will be issued soon.

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Google Android widens lead on Apple's iPhone in US smartphone market

02/07/2011, 08:02 pm

New data released Monday revealed that Google's Android mobile OS has widened its lead on Apple's iPhone and gained significantly on Research in Motion, the top smartphone platform in the US.

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Microsoft announces H.264 support for Google's Chrome

02/02/2011, 06:02 pm

In an effort to resolve "uncertainty around video on the web" using HTML5, Microsoft has announced a new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that adds back support for H.264 video playback, blunting Google's attempt to gain traction for WebM.

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ARM posts record profits with help from Apple's iPhone, iPad successes

02/01/2011, 09:02 pm

Bolstered by record sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad, chip designer ARM Holdings announced its highest ever annual revenue and earnings Tuesday.

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Briefly: Foxconn retail, Samsung struggles, Microsoft ponders Office for App Stores

01/28/2011, 12:01 am

Cybermart, a retail subsidiary of Apple partner Foxconn, is planning an aggressive expansion in Greater China after winning distribution rights for Apple products, according to a new report. Samsung was unable to capitalize on its iPad and iPhone challengers, posting its lowest quarterly profit in six quarters. Finally, a Microsoft spokesperson said the company was "looking into" a Mac App Store version of its Office productivity suite.

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Apple must wait another day to best Microsoft on earnings

01/27/2011, 08:01 pm

After numerous analysts had predicted weakened income for Microsoft, the Windows maker surprised Wall Street Thursday by posting a quarterly profit of $6.63 billion, enough to stay ahead of Apple on earnings for the time being.

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Microsoft ships 2 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in holiday quarter

01/26/2011, 03:01 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that it shipped two million Windows Phone 7 handsets worldwide over the holiday quarter, lagging well behind the 16.2 million iPhones sold by Apple in the same period.

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Apple poised to beat Microsoft's quarterly profits for first time in 20 years

01/25/2011, 10:01 pm

Microsoft is expected to report lower profits than last year as PC market growth stalls, making it almost certain that Apple's latest $6 billion earnings record will exceed Microsoft's for the first time since 1990.

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Microsoft offers free 30 day trial of Office for Mac

01/25/2011, 05:01 pm

Rather than listing Office for Mac on the Mac App Store, Microsoft is offering a new 30 day free trial for the suite, something that can't be done through Apple's App Store.

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Pixelmator reports $1 million haul from Mac App Store in just 20 days

01/25/2011, 04:01 pm

Less than three weeks after listing Pixelmator on Apple's new Mac App Store, its developers report grossing a million dollars from the title, while Microsoft and some other big Mac developers have yet to engage the new online market.

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Deutsche Bank very positive on iPhone trial, 'no going back' to BlackBerry

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

After a two month iPhone trial using Good Technology's secure email app, Deutsche Bank Equity Research reports an "overwhelmingly positive" experience that left it waving goodbye to RIM's BlackBerry.

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iPhone, iPad leading Android in mobile enterprise adoption

01/21/2011, 01:01 am

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reports iPhone 4 became the leading mobile device among its enterprise customers in the first month following its launch, with iPad helping Apple account for more than half of all its new enterprise device activations this summer.

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Mass exodus of executives continues at Microsoft

01/20/2011, 08:01 pm

While Google's senior management reshuffles, Microsoft appears to be folding its entire hand of face card executives and core eingineers.

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Apple now the largest mobile phone vendor in the world by revenue

01/19/2011, 05:01 pm

With sales of its iPhone handset and accessories hitting $10.47 billion in the winter 2010 quarter, Apple has now surpassed Nokia to become the world's largest mobile phone maker in terms of revenue.

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Gartner: Apple takes 9.7% share in Q4, grows Mac sales by 23%

01/12/2011, 09:01 pm

Gartner has released its own estimates on US and global PC markets for Q4 and 2010, which paint a slightly better picture for Apple and a slightly worse outlook for other PC makers, compared to its market research rival IDC. Both continue to ignore the iPad.

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Microsoft objects to Apple's "App Store" trademark application

01/12/2011, 02:01 am

Microsoft has filed an objection to Apple's application for the "App Store" trademark, calling the term too generic to be fairly registered.

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Novell patent pool filing by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC withdrawn

01/11/2011, 03:01 pm

A plan created by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC to create a consortium to acquire hundreds of Novell patents has been withdrawn after complaints from open source advocates, leaving the fate of the nearly half billion dollars' worth of patents uncertain.

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Apple doubles awarded patents, reaching 563 in 2010

01/11/2011, 08:01 am

Apple was awarded 563 patents in 2010, making it the No. 46 global company in terms of inventions recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year.

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Intel and NVIDIA settle patent dispute with 6-year $1.5B deal

01/10/2011, 11:01 pm

Intel and NVIDIA have announced a six-year $1.5 billion cross-licensing agreement that resolves a lengthy patent dispute between the two companies and could lead to close integration of NVIDIA GPUs with Intel's processors.

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