Microsoft is working on its own smart watch design, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal .
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV takes a look at the next version of the Xbox that Microsoft is expected to introduce soon.
Microsoft, having passed its Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson, is now busily--and predictably--expanding its consumer entertainment play with a revitalized and connected Xbox.
An alleged Microsoft product roadmap obtained by ZDNet indicates the company does not plan to expand its Office productivity suite to devices running Google's Android and Apple's iOS until the fall of 2014.
By acquiring Microsoft's Mediaroom platform for an undisclosed amount, Ericsson finally made the move into IPTV everyone was anticipating. But, perhaps it made that move in a way no one within the wireline space thought would happen.
FairSearch, a coalition of 17 technology and search firms including Microsoft , Nokia, Oracle, Expedia and Hotwire, has filed a formal complaint with European antitrust regulators alleging that Google is exploiting its open-source Android mobile operating system to "cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising as usage shifts to mobile."
Downloads from the four leading application storefronts--Apple's App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Microsoft's Windows Phone Store--climbed to a total of 13.4 billion worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, an 11 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2012, research firm Canalys reports.
Ericsson Chairman Leif Johansson said the company sees a more stable and healthy market for network equipment in 2013 as demand grows in the United States and China begins its march toward LTE.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications Frank X. Shaw criticized Facebook's new Home launcher for Android, stating the concept is "remarkably similar to the launch event we did for Windows Phone two years ago."
The ambition to be a platform is a burning one right now. But not every company can be a platform, and not every company should try.