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Microsoft hints at Windows Mobile app retail plans

Speaking last week at the Liberation Day developers event in Sydney, Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hinted the software giant is poised to launch a mobile application retail platform modeled

Microsoft courts Verizon in search deal

Microsoft is trying to pry Verizon Wireless away from its rival Google in a deal revolving around which company's search engine is the standard on most of Verizon's phones, according to a report in

FCC approves white spaces, creates interference restrictions

WASHINGTON--Ushering in a new era of wireless communications, the FCC voted Tuesday to approve the unlicensed use of TV white space spectrum for wireless applications and devices. However, the FCC

Doors close on open-source speculation

After all the attention lavished on Google's Linux-based Android mobile OS as well as the excitement generated by Nokia's summertime announcement it would acquire the remaining shares of mobile

Microsoft, LG to collaborate on converged devices

Microsoft and LG announced a memorandum of understanding that ties the two companies further together on mobile devices. The agreement calls for greater collaboration on research and development,

FCC commissioner optimistic white-space will pass

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell said he was "optimistic" the commission would approve the use of white-space spectrum for unlicensed wireless applications and devices when it meets Nov. 4. "I'm very

Microsoft's Azure cloud drifts in

At its Professional Developer's Conference on Monday, Microsoft announced Windows Azure, its new cloud computing platform and services. The offerings will have an impact upon a number of markets,

Microsoft intensifies white-space lobbying efforts

Microsoft is launching an intensified lobbying effort to convince the FCC commissioners to support the proposal to allow white space spectrum (the spectrum that sits between airwaves currently

Sigma Designs teeters on DB's IPTV outlook

Semiconductor firm Sigma Designs saw Deutsche Bank cut its stock rating from "buy" to "hold" this week, on what Barron's Blogs said were concerns about the near-term IPTV outlook and Sigma's business

Three new video players, but different results

This week was big for player and platfom launches across sectors in online video. Joost, Brightcove and Microsoft all made significant updates to their offerings if you take the party PR line. What