Microsoft is making several advancements to its Windows Phone 8 platform, including the ability to support larger screen sizes, which will open the door to new Windows Phone "phablet devices" of between 5 and 7 inches.
It's reaching the point where most developers probably can't look at the news online without seeing a headline along the lines of, "More trouble for BlackBerry." The notion that its selection of apps has contributed to its troubles has been a particularly hot topic on Twitter.
HTC reported its first quarterly loss since it became a public company in 2002, as it had warned it might, underscoring the challenges the company faces as it continues to try to turn around sales in a smartphone market that has squeezed its market share.
Ofcom unveiled the lineup of companies that will participate in what the UK regulator is calling "Europe's first major pilot" of white space technology, revealing that industry heavyweights such as BT, Microsoft and Google will be among the companies taking part.
Researchers from Microsoft and the Chinese University of Hong Kong are touting an alternative to geo-location technology for detecting available TV white space spectrum within indoor spaces.
Microsoft revealed that AT&T Mobility and Vodafone will likely be the first operators to provide connectivity in the U.S. and Europe for its ARM-based Surface 2 tablet with LTE. The company said last week that the Surface 2 will be available in early 2014.
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform posted its highest sales share to date of 9.2 per cent across the five major European markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and is now within one percentage point of iOS in Germany, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Look for announcements involving motion- and gesture-based TV navigation in January, with the Consumer Electronics Association announcing Tuesday that it'll build a MotionTech exhibit at its annual convention in Las Vegas spotlighting technology companies with products that rely on motion-based technology.
Comcast has formed an engineering team called VIPER (Video IP Engineering and Research) which is focused on delivering video on multiple platforms.
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer held his final meeting with employees on Thursday, in what was reportedly a highly emotional event for the executive, who is stepping down after three decades with the company. Meanwhile, rumors continue to circulate about Ballmer's potential successors.