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Microsoft And Compal Signed Patent Agreement

Compal is the latest Android user to sign a patent licensing deal with Microsoft and the news, Microsoft says, means that more than half of the world’s ODMs (Original Design Manufacturing) producing Android and Chrome hardware are paying them for the privilege of doing so. Microsoft also takes the opportunity to criticize rivals that aren’t as…
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Kinect For Xbox 360 Adds Kids Learning Services

Microsoft is pushing forth the concept of playful learning and this innovative concept provides an experience for children to learn while connecting family at the same time. The first three games that will be released are Kinect Sesame Street TV, Kinect Nat Geo TV and Project Columbia and icrosoft is joining forces with Sesame Workshop, National…
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Microsoft Finally Welcomes Skype

Microsoft has officially announced the world’s number one VOIP service will become a new business division within the company, welcoming the real-time communications company and its employees all over the world. The announcement follows an $8.5 billion acquisition in May, which both companies approved and Skype services will be integrated into a…
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Microsoft And Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Quanta Computer, the latest in an ongoing effort to convince hardware makers that they need to license technology from the software giant if they intend to use Google's Android and Chrome operating systems for their devices and the companies didn't disclose terms of the deal, except to say that Microsoft will…
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TV Providers Coming To Xbox 360

Microsoft announced that a slew of TV and entertainment content providers -- including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy will be rolling out entertainment services to the Xbox starting this holiday season in the more than 20 coutnries and they'll be providing content through Xbox Live, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. The…
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Microsoft Adds Acer And ViewSonic For Patent License Agreement

Acer and ViewSonic are the latest companies to execute patent licensing agreements with Microsoft to protect their Android smartphones and tablet devices from litigation in the event Microsoft ever decides to take Google to court for patent infringement and ViewSonic will explicitly be paying royalties to Microsoft to cover Android tablets and…
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Hyper-V Coming To Windows 8

Microsoft announced via the Building Windows 8 blog that at least some client versions of Window 8 will natively support virtualization thought the use of Hyper-V, which has formerly been reserved for only server editions of Windows. Hyper-V always required some form of hardware virtualization, but this is more restrictive than the current specs…
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HTC Bought Dashwire For User Data Backup Service

HTC purchases DashwireHTC has announced the purchase of Dashwire, a Seattle-based company that provides cloud services for Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian smartphones and the purchase ould be worth as much as $18.5 million, which is said to strengthen HTC's cloud services, but could also provide much-needed patents to the Taiwanese company.…
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Microsoft Rejects Dolby From Windows 8

Dolby Labs has recently reported during in the post-earnings conference call with investors that Dolby Technologies won’t be included in next version of Windows 8 and Microsoft had included support for Dolby Digital Plus directly into Windows 7, the present version of its flagship operating system. The move may be due to the rise of cloud software…
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