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Microsoft refreshes Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

Microsoft announced the release of its Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh, enabling programmers to build Windows Phone 7 applications on the final release of Visual Studio 2010. Additional

4G + cloud = the death of the PC

For all the hype about Apple’s status as an icon creator and wireless-internet game-changer, one of its more controversial decisions regarding has been its

Microsoft joins Apple in criticism of Flash; says IE9 will support only H.264

As if Apple's very public fight with Adobe over Flash wasn't enough, the other shoe dropped this week when Microsoft in its IEBlog let it be known that it, too, believed the H.264 codec was the right

Amazon looks to widen lead in cloud computing

To widen its lead in the cloud computing market, Amazon.com is working to make its Web services compelling to more customers as computing giants such as Microsoft and IBM attack the same territory.

News In Brief: BT, Apple, Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, BSkyB.

Proposed changes to UK pension accounting rules would cost British Telecom £750 million (€867 million) in

HP's $1.2B purchase of Palm may be a win for the enterprise

It was probably fitting that I was attending Interop (the business IT technology conference) in Las Vegas yesterday when Hewlett-Packard announced it acquired struggling device and software firm Palm

FCC, industry debate merits of net neutrality rules

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski reiterated his commitment to an open Internet but continues to face wireless industry challenges over his proposed net neutrality regulations. In a video message

HTC inks patent licensing deal with Microsoft for Android

HTC and Microsoft signed a patent licensing deal covering HTC's Android handsets that calls for the smartphone vendor to pay Microsoft royalties on the phones. The terms of the deal were not

News In Brief: NTT DoCoMo, HTC, Microsoft, Ziggo, IP Wireless, Synchronica, NEC, Spotify

NTT DoCoMo grew net income 4.9% to 494.8 billion Yen (€4 billion) in the year to end-March, the firm’s fiscal 2010.

In photos: 2010 summer smartphone showdown

The bloom is on, and as the buds of spring quietly push through late April snow, expectant industry eyes now turn to what has become a critical season for smartphones: summer. Indeed, the release of