Just slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.
Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
Don’t get too excited, speculations and rumors.
Now here is something to kick start your day. As you might know, Windows Phone 7.5 does not have a native code kit (NDK), which limits your choice to IE and IE based web browsers.
If you were wondering whether or not Microsoft has forgot about the Silverlight, then here is a small ray of hope for you.
Tagged as Silverlight 5.1, the following update includes a couple of bug fixes, ranging from DRM to license related issues
And if you want us to be that specific, the full version number is Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.10411.0 with the official changelog available here.
Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.
It doesn’t exactly help to compete when you release updates only once in two years and according to the recently published roadmap, things aren’t about to change.
Remember Netscape, a little web browser that could not and how Microsoft had to pay AOL $750 million for abusing its monopoly power?
It’s no secret that Google has been aggressively pushing its Google Chrome web browser across a variety of its services and partner’s web sites.
Now, Neowin reports that the search giant has decided to spice the things up and advertise on Microsoft’s search engine as well.
Once user types phrases to download different web browsers, such as, “get firefox”, the following ad will appear: