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Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
Microsoft Offers Cash For CRM Customers
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Redmond will pay $150 per user to customers who ditch rival platforms from Salesforce, Oracle, or SAP.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
Microsoft Shuffles Healthcare Leadership
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Michael Robinson named head of U.S. healthcare operations, while physician Dennis Schmuland becomes company's first chief health strategy officer.
Windows 8: Four New File Management Features Emerge
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Efficiently corralling and copying files has never been one of Windows' strong suits, but the next version could offer big improvements.
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
Windows Phone Tango Confirmed?
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Microsoft reported to be prepping a slimmed down version of its mobile OS for basic phones.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Ready To Ship
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Microsoft says it’s now up to handset makers to get the update into public’s hands.
Will WebOS Devs Turn To Windows Phone 7?
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
Microsoft is promising free handsets and other perks to WebOS developers who switch to Windows Phone 7.
Skype Inks Deal To Acquire GroupMe
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Startup’s mobile conferencing app could strengthen Windows Phone 7 platform once Microsoft completes Skype buyout.
Will Microsoft, Oracle Also Bid For Autonomy?
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard could have some competition as it looks to acquire the British enterprise search specialist.
11 Milestones In Linux History
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
As Linux turns 20, we look back on key moments for the OS that started as a school project and became a major force in technology.
Windows 8 And The Truth About Software Wars
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
As the rhetoric heats up in several software wars, you can count on oversimplification and FUD. But you can also fight it.
Windows 8 To Include App Store
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Microsoft's next PC operating system will offer features users might ordinarily expect to find on a tablet or smartphone.
Web Vs. Native Development: There's No Winner
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
There are reasons to develop for the Web and reasons to develop native apps. Here are eight points to consider.
Nokia Plans 300 Media Apps For Windows Phone
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
WiredUK, Ad Age, Shanghai Daily and more will join Microsoft's mobile platform, which needs more content to thrive.
Microsoft To Reveal Windows 8 Details
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Upcoming BUILD conference and new blog will give developers and users first insights into what Redmond calls a "reimagined" operating system.
Nokia Says Google-Motorola Deal Helps Windows Phone
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Microsoft's partner believes device makers like HTC and Samsung may ditch Android over favoritism concerns.
Google-Motorola Deal: Apple Outsmarted On Patents?
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
With its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, Google tries to outmaneuver Apple in the mobile patent wars.
Google's Motorola Mobility Buy: Patent Power Shift
Commentary  |  8/15/2011  | 
Patents have become the nuclear threat in the mobile wars, and Android device makers needed cover. But protected doesn't guarantee happy.
Post-PC Era: Fact Or Fiction?
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
Laptops don't generate the excitement of slick tablets and smartphones. But are you really ready to go sans PC?
Bing Beats Google On Search Effectiveness
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Microsoft's "decision engine" more likely to lead users to a Web page than searches through rival Google, study finds.
Desktop Virtualization: What's Stopping You?
Commentary  |  8/11/2011  | 
Citrix buys a scrappy startup as it tries to convince more enterprises that desktop virtualization doesn't always equal painful compromise. Are you still waiting?
The DISH On Virtual Desktop Cost Savings
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The largest seller of DISH Network's TV service uses virtual machines to support hyper-growth and cut its help desk burden and power bill.
Google Chromebooks Now Showing Netflix
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
An update to Chrome OS provides the foundation for Netflix streaming on Chromebooks.
Nokia's U.S. Plan: Windows Phone 7 Stands Alone
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Counting on Microsoft partnership to pay off, Finnish phone maker cuts Symbian products from U.S. smartphone lineup.
iOS 5 Beta: Early Reactions
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Apple has released a beta of the mobile OS to its developer community. Here's a look at the significant changes.
Apple iOS, Windows Phone 7 Win Usability Contest
Commentary  |  8/9/2011  | 
In an experiment with smartphone novices, Microsoft's WP7 and Apple's iOS mobile platforms outshine BlackBerry and Android, say Harvard researchers.
Gmail Preview Pane Mimics Microsoft Outlook
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
A new, optional Gmail layout lets users view the content of messages in a preview pane reminiscent of Microsoft Outlook. Learn how to enable the feature and what it can do.
Windows Phones Down 38% Since '7' Launch
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
Microsoft’s smartphone platform may be irrelevant before Mango update and Nokia devices arrive.
VMware Blinks On RAM-Based Licensing Costs
Commentary  |  8/4/2011  | 
Revised pricing policy softens but doesn't remove the sting of accounting change that angered users.
Google, Microsoft War On Mobile Patents Rages
Commentary  |  8/4/2011  | 
Google talks up a "hostile, organized campaign against Android." But who's won over mobile developers?
Microsoft Fires Back At Google Patent Claims
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Search giant turned down chance to acquire patents it says are now being used against Android, says Microsoft top lawyer.
Microsoft IT Hiring Problems Bogus, Say Programmers
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Tech worker groups say Redmond is exaggerating its difficulties finding IT talent as an excuse to import cheap H-1B help.
Google Decries Conspiracy To 'Strangle' Android
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Chief legal officer David Drummond says bogus patents are being used make Android more expensive and to deprive consumers of choice.
Google Chrome OS Ripe For Hacking
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Hackers could take advantage of permissions provided to Chrome OS extensions to inject malicious JavaScript and compromise users' devices, according to researchers.
Data Centers May Not Gobble Earth, After All
Commentary  |  8/3/2011  | 
Good news: Data center power use didn't grow nearly as fast as predicted the past five years. You can thank cloud computing and new data center designs.
Mobile Developers See Apple, Google Ruling Enterprise
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Bad news for Microsoft extends far beyond mobile, developer survey says. But analysts don’t count Redmond out yet.
Will Nokia Show Mango Phone On Aug. 17?
Commentary  |  8/3/2011  | 
Microsoft and Nokia are hosting an event in Germany on August 17, which may be the official unveiling of the Windows Phone 7 mobile phone offspring from the partnership of the two tech giants.
Array Networks Opens Windows To Android
News  |  8/2/2011  | 
DesktopDirect for Android offers authentication, authorization, and auditing capabilities, and provides access to remote apps and data without storing information on the user's device.
Upgrades Done Right: Vendors Should Learn From SaaS
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Make upgrades valuable and easy. SaaS and mobile device vendors get it--why don't more tech vendors learn the lesson?
Bing Gains Cost Microsoft Millions
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Redmond's search business posts seven-figure losses, but company officials insist the effort to catch Google will pay off.
Windows Phone 7 Sales $613 Million At Most
Commentary  |  8/1/2011  | 
During the 2011 fiscal year, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform revenue never added up to much.

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