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Study: IBM, Cisco continue to lead smart city market

Few IoT segments hold as much promise as smart cities, a segment that wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T are targeting specifically with executives, alliances and business units. Indeed, Navigant Research predicts the worldwide market for smart city technology will be worth $27.5 billion by 2023, more than doubling the $12.1 billion it will generate this year.

HERE to kill app support for Windows Phone and Windows 10

HERE said it is pulling its popular maps and navigation apps from Windows Phone, underscoring yet again the "app gap" that continues to plague Microsoft's mobile efforts.

Epic Games CEO says Microsoft 'subverting the rights of developers'

Microsoft is "moving against the entire PC industry," according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. And as such, Sweeney says Microsoft is undermining the rights of app developers and publishers to maintain direct relationships with customers.

Microsoft's Xamarin purchase: 3 key takeaways for app developers

Microsoft has added a mobile app development platform provider to its portfolio. The technology giant has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows C# and F# developers to build mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows devices.What does Microsoft's acquisition of Xamarin mean for app developers?

Microsoft razes its Project Astoria Android-Windows 10 bridge, disappointing devs

Microsoft has stopped working on the Project Astoria "bridge" designed to bring Android apps to Windows 10 devices. Here are the details.

French parliament deputies seek tough encryption penalties against tech companies

Apple would face fines of €350,000 ($383,778) and potential jail time in France if it adopted the same stance towards opening up access to encrypted data as it currently has in the U.S., under draft laws proposed by French parliamentary deputies.

Google, Microsoft wage war of words with GE Healthcare, others over white space rules

In a long-running battle that pits Google and Microsoft against GE Healthcare, the WMTS Coalition and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the FCC is being asked to reconsider some of its rules for the operation of white space devices in the 600 MHz band.

Microsoft kills Android bridge project for Windows 10 to focus iOS instead

Microsoft decided to kill its Project Astoria, an initiative that was intended to build a bridge between apps developed for Android and Windows 10. Kevin Gallo, Microsoft's corporate VP of program management for the Windows developer platform team, said in a blog post that the company instead will focus its efforts on a similar program for iOS apps, called Project Islandwood.

IDC: Detachables driving tablet sales in Western Europe

In tthe fourth quarter of 2015, 2.6 million tablets with a detachable keyboard were shipped and accounted for 20 per cent of the overall tablet market in Western Europe.

Ballmer: Microsoft must 'chart a direction in mobile devices'

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes current CEO Satya Nadella to task over the company's lack of direction in mobile in an interview with  Business Insider.