Online video management provider Ooyala formed a "strategic relationship" with Microsoft that combines its software as a service (SaaS) products with Microsoft's Azure Media Services. The two companies will also partner on global sales and marketing efforts.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named Nokia executive Stephen Elop as the head of Microsoft's devices division as part of a restructuring of Microsoft's executive team. The changes come just ahead of Microsoft's Build developer conference, which it will kick off Wednesday in San Francisco.
There aren't a lot of ways Microsoft will be able to follow up its recent announcement of Office for the iPad, but confirmation that it will acquire Xamarin would come pretty close. If the rumors are true, though, it would suggest that Microsoft is aggressively moving in a mobile-first direction that leaves much of its legacy baggage behind.
Microsoft announced that its Office suite will finally come to Apple's iPad. More broadly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella used his first large public address as CEO to talk about his vision for a "mobile first cloud first" world.
Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal to buy Nokia's devices and services business and license its patents is now expected to close in April, later than the companies had hoped. The companies said regulators in Asia still need to approve the deal.
In what could be a new twist on the old net neutrality conundrum--or perhaps positioning for better government treatment of its proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition--Comcast is reportedly in talks to give Apple TV set-top boxes special treatment on its broadband networks.
Nokia said its €5.4 billion ($7.4 billion) deal to sell its devices and services unit to Microsoft is now expected to close in April, missing the previous deadline of the first quarter of the year.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn't been on the job for two months yet, but he is apparently full of large ideas about how he wants the company to run under his leadership.
Sony Corp. is entering the original series fray, announcing production of a one-hour drama series called "Powers" that will be available for download on its PlayStation 4 console.
Rajeev Suri, the current CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), is hotly tipped to become parent company Nokia's next chief executive once the sale of its handset business to Microsoft is completed.