The regulator said that since Skype let users make voice calls to fixed and mobile numbers in France and around the world, it had an obligation to allow emergency calls and permit legal interception of calls when required.
Microsoft’s chief boss has confirmed he plans to release more devices. Steve Ballmer told the BBC: “Is it fair to say we’re going to do more hardware? Obviously we are… Where we see important opportunities to set a new standard, yeah we’ll dive in.” Share/Save
Long awaited Windows RT-powered tablets are beginning to appear on the radar, but if what I’m seeing now is representative of the devices as a whole, they’re poised to fail, and fail dramatically. Share/Save
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled pricingfor its Surface tablet, which will go on sale on Oct. 26. Share/Save
Analysts say digital giants’ advertising spend will be on a scale not seen ‘outside presidential elections’ Share/Save
Sometimes life is funnier than fiction. A new Microsoft invention published by the US Patent Office this week goes into great detail as to how you’ll one day be able to silence your device by simply whacking it off. I’m not trying to be offensive – it’s just what it is. And believe it or [...]
Apple doesn’t need the money. Even a shitload. In fact, any shitload Microsoft can offer would pale in comparison to the shitload Apple already has.
Microsoft’s online message, phone and video chat service Skype has denied making changes to its system “in order to provide law officers greater access” to its members’ conversations.
In celebration of three new Windows Phones hitting stores — the Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash and HTC Radar 4G — Microsoft has constructed a monstrous six-story “Windows Phone” just a few feet away from the world’s largest Macy’s store, right in the middle of one of the city’s more popular outdoor picnic areas.
The $8.5bn (£5.4bn) deal would not “significantly impede effective competition across the single European market”, the European Commission said.