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Report: Microsoft ponders free versions of Windows Phone, RT to counter Android

Microsoft is thinking of making its Windows Phone and Windows RT software available free of charge to hardware vendors, according to a report from  The Verge, which cited unnamed sources.s.

Reports: Nokia building smartphone with forked version of Android, codenamed 'Normandy'

Nokia is developing a smartphone running on a forked and modified version of Google's Android platform, according to multiple reports.

Marcus: TWC TV to launch on sixth platform

Time Warner Cable will soon announce the launch of its TWC TV application on a sixth IP video platform, COO Rob Marcus said Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

Apple, Google, Microsoft among tech giants calling for surveillance reform

Eight major technology companies, including mobile heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft, launched a public campaign to reform government surveillance efforts, which could also help restore their customers' trust after widespread disclosures of snooping by the National Security Agency.

Ford's Mulally could be out of the running for Microsoft CEO spot

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014, according to Ford board member Edsel Ford II, who reiterated the company's timetable. The announcement could mean that Mulally is now out of consideration to take the CEO spot at Microsoft once CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.

ComScore: Apple is the top U.S. smartphone maker

Google's Android regained some U.S. market share as of the end of October after losing share last spring, according to a new report from digital research firm comScore. The firm also reported that Apple is the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. with 40.6 percent share. 

Starz launches TV Everywhere app on Xbox 360

Starz said it launched TV Everywhere app Starz Play on Microsoft's Xbox 360, allowing subscribers from Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cablevision, DirecTV and Dish Network to navigate on-demand movies and TV series through the gaming console.

Microsoft exec hints at fewer versions of Windows

Microsoft envisions a future where it offers fewer versions of its Windows operating system, according to a senior company executive.

AT&T dropping support for U-verse TV on Xbox 360

Just eight months after launching a subscriber acquisition campaign in which it offered a free Xbox 360 to broadband customers that ordered U-verse TV, AT&T (NYSE: T) said it'll stop offering its pay TV service on the gaming console on Dec. 31.  

Microsoft: Instagram, Vine apps show Windows Phone is 'turning a corner'

Apps for Instagram and Vine are now available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, giving the OS a needed boost in the app market. The apps, especially Instagram, have been missing from Windows Phone and long coveted by Microsoft.