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Topic: Microsoft

Mac App Store dramatically boosts Evernote users, Apple a top developer

01/10/2011, 04:01 pm

Apple's new Mac App Store has more than doubled the new users signing up with Evernote's cloud-based note capturing service when it opened two days ago, while Apple itself is also benefitting handsomely from setting up an App Store for Mac users.

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Briefly: Apple shareholder proposal, VLC app removed, Intel tablets

01/07/2011, 11:01 pm

Apple is opposing a shareholder proposal advocating a CEO succession plan for the company, while the VLC media player iOS app has reportedly been removed from the App Store over a licensing disagreement. Meanwhile, an Intel executive has revealed that his company tried unsuccessfully for a long time to get Microsoft to build a tablet operating system.

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Google Android passes Apple's iPhone in total US subscribers - comScore

01/07/2011, 03:01 pm

Strong sales of phones running Google Android throughout 2010 have managed to push the mobile platform past Apple's iPhone in total active subscribers for the first time, according to comScore.

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CES: Microsoft keynote underwhelms with few surprises

01/06/2011, 12:01 am

Microsoft kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday evening with a relatively subdued keynote that highlighted an upcoming update to Windows Phone 7 and demoed Windows on ARM's system-on-a-chip architecture.

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New Apple patent for network booting could lead to cloud-based Mac OS X

01/05/2011, 12:01 am

Apple has recently been granted a patent for administering and maintaining a network-booted operating system, possibly laying further groundwork for a cloud-based version of Mac OS X.

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Microsoft to take on Apple TV with Windows-based set top box

01/04/2011, 02:01 am

A new report claims that software giant Microsoft will challenge the Apple TV and Google TV platforms when it introduces a stripped down version of Windows for set top boxes and connected TVs later this year.

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Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs

12/31/2010, 03:12 pm

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.

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Windows Phone 7 hits 5,000 apps in 2 months, equaling Palm's webOS

12/30/2010, 03:12 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform now has more than 5,000 applications written for it, well behind the 300,000 for Apple's iOS, but matching the total number of programs for Palm's webOS in just over two months.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen re-files patent suit against Apple

12/28/2010, 10:12 pm

Multi-billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has re-filed his patent suit against Apple, Google and several other major tech companies, adding specific examples of the alleged infringement.

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Samsung to rival Apple's iPod touch with Android Galaxy Player

12/27/2010, 01:12 pm

Samsung, the world's second largest mobile manufacturer, intends to release a media player device aimed at Apple's iPod touch, and says it will unveil the new Galaxy Player at CES.

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Microsoft announces an inventory of 1.5 million WP7 phones

12/21/2010, 11:12 pm

Microsoft has announced the shipment of 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 units into retail channel inventories, leaving the question of how well its new platform is actually selling unanswered.

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HP, Microsoft to take on Apple's iPad and each other at CES [u]

12/21/2010, 05:12 pm

Just like last year's Consumer Electronics Show, HP and Microsoft will be showing off their latest tablet competitors to Apple's iPad. This year however, the two PC partners will be tablet rivals.

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Apple, Microsoft, Oracle partner to acquire Novell patents for $450M

12/16/2010, 02:12 pm

Apple has apparently formed a joint venture with Microsoft, Oracle and EMC to purchase 882 patents from the recently acquired Novell.

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Google's Chrome OS assailed as needless, dangerous by critics

12/14/2010, 05:12 pm

A former Google employee predicted that the company's web-based Chrome OS for netbooks would be canceled next year while GNU founder Richard Stallman warned of its dangerous potential for users.

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Microsoft gearing up to reintroduce iPad competitors running Windows 7

12/13/2010, 08:12 pm

Microsoft will again present Slate PCs running Windows 7 at next month's 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, hoping to offer users an alternative to Apple's iPad.

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Paul Allen's lawsuit against Apple dismissed, Allen to refile

12/12/2010, 11:12 pm

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen's lawsuit against Apple and 10 other major tech companies hit a snag Friday when a judge dismissed the complaint for being too vague in its allegations. Allen has until Dec. 28 to file an amended complaint.

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Apple's iPad tops Time's top 10 gadgets of 2010 list

12/10/2010, 08:12 pm

Time magazine awarded Apple four slots on its 2010 top 10 gadgets list, naming the iPad the No. 1 gadget of 2010.

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Apple's iPhone could be last standing in smartphone 'race to the bottom'

12/10/2010, 08:12 am

Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will compete for presence on handsets in a smartphone market "race to the bottom," one that could leave Apple's iPhone as the "last man standing," one prominent Wall Street analyst believes.

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Briefly: Woz's white iPhone 4, CDMA engineers, WP7 developer changes

12/09/2010, 10:12 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently revealed that he has a white iPhone 4 that he modified himself using parts ordered online, while Apple has posted job listings for more engineers familiar with CDMA. Meanwhile, Microsoft moved up its pay date for Windows Phone 7 developers to January and added reporting tools for developers to keep track of app download statistics.

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Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 may take 2 years to catch up to Apple, Google

12/07/2010, 08:12 pm

Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore declined to talk numbers Tuesday during his onstage interview at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference, but he did admit that the Windows Phone 7 platform might take as long as 2 years to catch up to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.

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