Category: Microsoft

Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing Agreement

By | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing AgreementJust when Google is no longer involved.

Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft has signed a Chrome OS licensing deal with Dell and now it looks like Motorola Solutions is next on the list.

According to the recent press release, a patent agreement has been signed between two companies. However, the terms (as usual) were not revealed.
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Microsoft Board Sued By A Shareholder

By | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Board Sued By A ShareholderEU fine is the reason.

Back in 2013, Microsoft was fined ($732 million) by the European Union for mismanaging the browser ballot screen, which was missing due to a „technical error“.

Now, one of the Microsoft shareholders, Kim Barovic, is suing the board for this very reason, as well as for an insuffiicnet investigation where the software giant was asked to find out how that mistake has occured and take action agaist the offenders.
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Internet Explorer 6 Is No More

By | April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 6 Is No MoreAnd nothing of value was lost.

Today marks an important day to all of you who are still using Internet Explorer 6 (why would you?). With today‘s death of Windows XP support, the software giant will also stop releasing new updates for IE6, the browser we love to hate.

As far as the usage goes, it currently holds 4.15% of the market share, down from 4.65%, so far, so good.

Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

By | April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

During yesterday’s BUILD conference, the software giant has listed a bunch of Internet Explorer 11 improvements that should ease off some of the developer headaches and/or improve the overall user experience.
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Google Is Investigating Chrome For Windows Phone 8.1

By | March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Is Investigating Chrome For Windows Phone 8.1As Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of Windows Phone later next week (April 4th), it looks like the search giant itself is now in early stages of planning / developing a Google Chrome browser for WP.

Since late 2012 there was a request for Google to “Port Chrome to Windows Phone 8 aka WP8” with little to no updates, up until now.

Just a mere 14 hours ago, a request was re-opened with the following message: dxie [Chromium team member] is going to own this now for investigation.
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Former Mozilla Developer Pokes At Microsoft For Firefox Metro Failure

By | March 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Former Mozilla Developer Pokes At Microsoft For Firefox Metro FailureRecently, Mozilla has announced their plans to abandon Firefox for Metro due to an insufficient amount of beta testers (thousands), which is a pretty low number compared to Firefox for desktop where we are talking millions.

Now, a former Mozilla developer, Brian Bondy, is arguing that its Microsoft strict guidelines and a messy default browser setup process that are partly responsible for the project failure.

His arguments are new nothing new or earth shattering but still something to consider while sipping coffee or tea in early Sunday morning.
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Google’s Chrome Head Could Be Microsoft’s Next CEO

By | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Google's Chrome Head Could Be Microsoft’s Next CEOSpicing things up.

Now here’s an interesting turn of events. While everyone thought that Satay Nadalle was pretty much affirmative for the next CEO, SiliconAngle reports that there is another, external, candidate: Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome and Apps.

He has joined Google in 2004 and has worked on projects Chrome OS, Google Chrome and Google Drive. According to Dave Vellante, the chief analyst at Wikibon, “Microsoft could really move the ball down the field with Sundar Pichai in creating a new open operating system model for cloud, mobile, and social. The market has been looking for a CEO who can balance the role of leading the enterprise transformation while keeping that consumer momentum with xBox and reboot mobile. Pichai is the total package of technology leadership and business acumen.”
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Microsoft Continues To Bash Chromebooks

By | December 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

Another day, another video.
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Microsoft Attacks Chromebooks With Its Latest Scroogled Ad

By | November 27, 2013 | 6 Comments

Microsoft Attacks Chromebooks With Its Latest Scroogled AdYou just got Scroogled.

Either Microsoft has too much cash or they feel threatened by the (possibly) rising Chromebook demand. In its latest video, the software giant goes to show you how Google is using your data to make cash, why these laptops are bricks and why it’s not worth anything.

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Microsoft Is Working On Its Own Cookie Replacement

By | October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Working On Its Own Cookie ReplacementRecently, we learned that Google is working on its own cookie alternative and now, it looks like it’s not the only one.

According to AdAge, Microsoft is too developing a similar technology, which would track users across PCs, tablets, smartphones and even Xbox. The replacement itself is basically a device identifier, which means that you could opt in or opt out of such service. Unlike now, where any company can collect data, such technology would make Microsoft directly responsible for your data, be it for better or worse.
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