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Patent war escalates: Apple and Microsoft-owned company sues Google and most big Android OEMs

The intensity and scale of the global patent war just went up a notch. Yesterday, a company that is co-owned, among others, by Apple and Microsoft filed lawsuits against Google and ...
by Bogdan PetrovanNovember 1, 201366

Rumor: Microsoft also asked Samsung and Huawei about dual-booting Windows on Android devices

Last week we reported that Microsoft was attempting to convince HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android devices. Apparently a similar deal has also been offered to Huawei and Samsung. ...
by Andrew GrushOctober 9, 201341

Windows Phone can’t beat Android, but it might join it on an HTC phone

In a surprising development, Microsoft is reportedly coaxing HTC to offer Windows Phone “as a second option” on Android devices.
by Bogdan PetrovanOctober 4, 201337

Most innovative companies: Samsung beats Google for the number two spot, Apple still first

In BCG's 2013 "Most innovative companies" list, Samsung took the second place from Google, with Apple still ranked first.
by Chris SmithSeptember 27, 201396

Microsoft working on Cortana – a rival to Siri and Google Now

One of the reported new features for Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, a virtual assistant to rival Siri and Google Now. Microsoft says she is based on the most advanced, almost magical, ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 13, 201325

Former Nokia CEO founds Newkia, aims to create the Nokia Android phone you’ve always dreamed of

For all those among us that have dreamed of a Nokia Android phone, perk up. The marriage of Nokia's legendary build quality and the best mobile operating system in the world would be a ...
by Darcy LaCouveeSeptember 5, 2013103

How the Microsoft/Nokia deal (doesn’t) affect Android

As Microsoft begins the road towards bringing Nokia under their wing, we’re left to wonder what implications the deal could mean for Android. Though the news is fresh, it could be a dud ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 3, 201329

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $7.2 Billion

In a press release late last night, Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business for $7.2 billion.
by Ankit BanerjeeSeptember 3, 201334

Google smartwatch interest further confirmed by WIMM Labs acquisition

Google has acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs, a move that seems to confirm Google's interest in making a smartwatch of its own, something we've heard of before.
by Chris SmithAugust 30, 20135

Microsoft develops sound based NFC

Microsoft Research has devised a peer to peer acoustic file transfer protocol, which allows devices to send and receive information over the air using sound.
by Robert TriggsAugust 16, 20135
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