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
Analysts say digital giants’ advertising spend will be on a scale not seen ‘outside presidential elections’ Share/Save
Sure, the iPhone and iPad are generally viewed as the most obvious mobile web browsing devices today, but a chart from StatCounter suggests that Apple is not dominating this space.
CEO Howard Stringer tells the Wall Street Journal that R&D is focusing on a “different kind of TV set.” He didn’t specify whether he was talking about the company’s efforts with Google TV or any other technology, however he did note the “really well organized” beauty of the iPhone and said that after a five year quest to build a platform that would compete with Steve Jobs, it’s finally ready to launch.
Sony took a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft and Apple, announcing it would buy out its smartphone partner, Ericsson, to more tightly integrate smartphones with Sony’s laptops, tablets and televisions.
Despite last month’s $4.5 billion sale of Nortel’s patent portfolio wrapping up this week, government scrutiny over what its buyers intend to do with the patents continues, a new report says.
U.S. and Canadian judges approved a $4.5 billion cash bid from a consortium for thousands of patents held by bankrupt telecom-equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp.
How dominant can Google’s Android operating system become? Dominant enough for almost an entire industry of rivals to play a $4.5 billion game of patent keep away. Now it’s time to rev up the lawsuits.
Last week, a consortium that included Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion, and Sony won 6,000 Nortel patents for a cool $4.5 billion. Google had started the bidding with a $900 million stalking horse bid, reportedly got cute with pi-related offers, and lost its best chance to defend Android in the courtroom. Nortel’s patents are one swell swan song for the bankrupt telecom equipment provider that has already been split up and sold in chunks.