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QUICKLINKS: Mobile UI advances to watch in 2008; wireless spats to spur patent regulation?;

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French challenge Microsoft

France Telecom's Orange is leading a carrier coalition to establish a standard for the critical software that connects rich media devices to the home. The consortium is a direct challenge to the

Microsoft's white space device still in tests

Last week a press release from the National Association of Broadcasters claimed that a white spaces device created by Microsoft had lost power and failed during FCC tests. Now, the White Spaces

The drama continues over white-space spectrum

The drama over white-space spectrum--those airwaves that sit between broadcasters' HDTV spectrum--continues as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) claims the Federal Communications

Could Microsoft/Yahoo! deal benefit telcos?

It remains to be seen if Microsoft will eventually issue another bid to acquire Yahoo!, or if Google will woo Yahoo! (love that bit) away with a partnership before that happens, but telcos probably

France Telecom JV competes with Microsoft

France Telecom has established a joint venture called Soft At Home with long-standing vendor partners Thomson and Sagem SA to develop an alternative to Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV software. The

QUICKLINKS: Google Android demos from Mobile World Congress; Microsoft snaps up Danger;

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Microsoft names Lees to lead mobile unit

Microsoft will name Andrew Lees to head up its mobile division following the exit of Pieter Knook, who will take over mobile web initiatives for telecoms group Vodafone. The executive shuffling comes

Microsoft's second white spaces device breaks down

Microsoft's second white spaces device prototype broke down during testing, much like its first attempt. Microsoft's director of wireless incubation, Ian Ferrel said that the device broke down on