09/09/2011, 03:09 am
The U.S. Senate has approved the most substantial changes to the nation's patent system in over 50 years in the form of the America Invents Act, a measure supported by tech titans such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.
09/09/2011, 12:09 am
Microsoft on Thursday announced a pair of patent licensing agreements with Acer and ViewSonic, granting the companies broad coverage of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system.
09/08/2011, 06:09 pm
Samsung will announce support for the Windows 8 tablet platform at next weeks' Microsoft developer conference, insiders say, in an attempt to broaden its options beyond Android in its battle with Apple’s iPad for tablet sales.
09/08/2011, 02:09 am
Investment bank J.P. Morgan raised its estimates for tablet shipments in 2011 to 51.9 million units, citing the strength of Apple's iPad, while slightly lowering 2012 estimates because a "formidable number two tablet maker" has yet to arrive.
09/03/2011, 02:09 am
Apple's upcoming iCloud service is rumored to rely on both Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS for hosting, as the company has played to its strength of building a consumer-facing experience rather than becoming a cloud provider.
08/31/2011, 01:08 am
Eastman Kodak revealed this week that interest in the company's digital imaging patents is high, as numerous people are seriously considering buying the patent collection.
08/30/2011, 03:08 pm
Apple's stateside share of the smartphone market continued to grow last quarter, with the iPhone representing 27 percent of the domestic mobile operating system market.
08/22/2011, 10:08 pm
Apple recently issued a new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 along with the eighth beta release of iCloud for Lion. Also, Research in Motion and Microsoft suffered heavy market share losses last quarter as Apple's iOS and Google's Android continue to grow. Finally, Starbucks is said to be adding TV shows and extended e-book previews, in addition to apps and music, as part of its "Pick of the Week" promotions.
08/22/2011, 04:08 pm
After Microsoft's head of Windows Phone 7 offered free phones and training to any published webOS developers, he reported being "caught a bit flatfooted" to find 500 people interested in actually taking him up on the offer.
08/20/2011, 10:08 pm
A Microsoft executive has spoken up in defense of the PC, insisting that the industry is in the "PC plus" era and rejecting the label of "Post-PC."
08/19/2011, 09:08 pm
Microsoft is looking to capitalize on HP's webOS failures by offering free phones, developer tools and training to developers left stranded by the demise of the platform.
08/18/2011, 05:08 pm
Apple, Microsoft and Intel are considering making a bid for a Turkish government project that would see the winning company build and supply of up to 15 million tablets, over four years, to school children.
08/17/2011, 11:08 pm
Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that it will follow in Apple's footsteps by building an "App Store" for the next generation of its flagship OS, codenamed Windows 8.
08/15/2011, 07:08 pm
Microsoft revamped this year's 10K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission to remove mention of Linux, Mozilla and Opera as significant competitors and amplify the role of Apple as a competitor in both software and online services.
08/15/2011, 09:08 am
With its purchase of Motorola Mobility, Google will acquire nearly 25,000 patents, including 17,000 issued, giving it greater leverage in the lawsuit-saturated Android landscape.
08/09/2011, 11:08 am
Apple's line of Mac computers are seen making further market share gains in the coming years, growing to 4.5 percent of sales in 2011, and 5.2 percent of new PCs sold in 2015.
08/04/2011, 12:08 am
In response to a public complaint by Google accusing Apple and Microsoft of a patent-wielding conspiracy to hold back its Android platform, Microsoft's general counsel has pointed out that Google rebuffed an invitation to join the consortium, apparently with the hope of obtaining all of the Novell patents for itself.
07/29/2011, 09:07 pm
Even as Nortel announced the completion of the sale of its 6,000 patents to a group of tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion, the U.S. Department of Justice is said to be intensifying an investigation into whether the deal would unfairly disrupt competitors.
07/28/2011, 11:07 pm
On the heels of news that Microsoft's "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing, industry sources claim HTC, Samsung and LG will launch the first Mango-based smartphones in September, presumably coordinated to directly compete with Apple's next-generation iPhone.
07/28/2011, 12:07 pm
Microsoft has revealed that a forthcoming update for Office for Mac 2011 will add support for new features in Mac OS X 10.7, including versions, auto-save and full-screen.