Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is in the running to take the reins as chief executive at Microsoft from Steve Ballmer, who is retiring within the next few months, according to a Bloomberg report.
Ericsson's Hans Vestberg is the latest executive rumored to be favored to take over the CEO role at Microsoft, reports Bloomberg, citing people briefed on the software vendor's search.
Qualcomm shifted into the list of top 10 U.S. patent awardees during 2013, while Google and Apple both jumped into the top 20, according to IFI Claims Patent Services.
What Nokia did to Symbian and Meego app developers this month was the online equivalent to breaking up with someone via a Post-It note. In fact, the closure of the Nokia Store for Symbian on Jan. 2 was accompanied by a Tw eet that would have comfortably fit on a small piece of paper: "That was it; we are officially closed. Thank you all for the past years!" For developers who remained loyal to Symbian, Meego and its long-established community of users, however, it would be hard to see the abrupt shutdown of the app store as a thank-you.
Microsoft has arranged to acquire Parature, a provider of cloud-based customer engagement products and services. Microsoft said the acquisition will allow it to offer a
LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks its deal to acquire partner Nokia's devices and services business won't alienate other Windows Phone OEMs and will in fact help Microsoft better understand their needs and desires, according to a Windows Phone executive.
LAS VEGAS-- Nokia hopes at some point to have a single flagship Lumia Windows Phone smartphone across all the major U.S. carriers, as Samsung Electronics has done with its recent Galaxy S phones. However, as Microsoft prepares to acquire Nokia's devices business, a senior Nokia executive acknowledged that the company is not there yet.
Comcast is recommending that Xfinity subscribers who buy an Xbox One connect the gaming console with an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi due to a glitch affecting the gaming unit's Wi-Fi capabilities.
Netflix continues to face competition from a number of online video players including Amazon, Hulu, and Microsoft. However, a growing lineup of original programs have helped the provider differentiate itself from its competition and regain lost share value after last year's Qwikster debacle.
When I began writing this column in April, I saw trouble ahead for Netflix. The company was still in the process of bouncing back from the Qwikster disaster and I was feeling vindicated for believing I had seen the fiasco coming.