Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and current Chairman, talked to AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher for an hour on Wednesday evening, sharing his views on Google’s current state of affairs but also on the tech world as a whole.
Microsoft Office for Android coming in March 2013?
Regardless of your personal opinion of Microsoft, the fact remains that Office is still the most popular productivity suite in the PC world. When it comes to Android devices though, consumers have come to rely on alternative programs. This was mainly because we didn't have a choice - up until now. Office fans will be pleased to know there will be an Android version in 2013.
New era at Microsoft as Steve Ballmer hints at a “fundamental shift” in strategy
Microsoft is traditionally a software company, which has dominated the operating system industry for the better part of the 20th century. But with a shift in consumer preference toward mobile devices, Microsoft is changing its strategy, and is gearing for a "fundamental shift," which developers, users and partners are likely to catch a glimpse of once Microsoft launches Windows 8 later this month.
Apple, Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft launch the “Web Platform” website
Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera (all working closely with the W3C) have recently launched a website that plans to become a definitive resource for HTML 5, CSS 3, and any other web development technology meant to set standards across all platforms, including mobile.
Motorola Germany pulls all of its current Android devices from the market
Looking to buy a new Motorola tablet or smartphone in Germany? Good luck with that. You can thank the Microsoft patent battles against Motorola for the lack of purchase options being offered. In order to comply with injunctions against it, Motorola made the decision to pull most of its current inventory.
Motorola scores minor win against Microsoft in German patent war, Microsoft still has the upper hand
Despite not being in the headlines as much as the Apple-Samsung legal brawl, the patent fight between Motorola and Microsoft has been very eventful lately. In fact, if we wouldn’t want to keep our objective perspective on all these legal accusations and trials, we might say that the Moto-Microsoft conflict has got a little out of hand.
Google passes Microsoft to become second largest tech company behind only Apple
Google's stock has risen again while Microsoft's took a slight drop. Normally this wouldn't be significant but this time it is because it has allowed Google to pass Microsoft as the second largest tech company in the world. Trailing only Apple now, Google has a long road to climb to catch up.
Rumor: Microsoft has been working on a smartphone for months; 2013 launch
Apple makes the iPhone. We all know that. Google depends on others to make Android smartphones, but that's soon going to change now that the search giant owns Motorola. What's Microsoft's response to all this?
Microsoft wins patent injunction against Google in German court
Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility was dealt a serious blow today when Microsoft won its third injunction against the company in German court. Two rulings were won; one against Motorola Mobility Inc, and one against its German subsidiary.
Microsoft’s Surface pushes Acer to be more aggressive about Chromebooks
Acer had been one of the companies to be the most vocal about their critique of the Surface, blasting Microsoft over its decision to suddenly become a tablet-maker. Now they want to show Microsoft that they've got an alternative in ChromeOS, so they're going to heavily promote their next-gen Chromebooks supposed to come out this October.