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News Briefs for June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008 7:59 am | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: Motorola, Nectar Accessories, Accenture, Otterbox, Tektronix Communications, Aktino, Mark/Space, Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, HP, AT&T, Teledex

Microsoft Picks up Mobile Backup App

June 26, 2008 8:58 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Microsoft today said it will acquire mobile backup specialist MobiComp for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Toots its Own Horn

June 6, 2008 8:19 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

In a letter to its mobile development partners, Andy Lees, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business touted the software giant’s success in the mobile realm.


Motorola Plans WiMAX Testing Center in Taiwan

June 6, 2008 8:16 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Motorola announced plans to set up its first WiMAX interoperability testing center in Taiwan.

Windows Embedded Gets Upgrade

June 4, 2008 8:33 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Windows Embedded operating system that is used in thin-client laptops, kiosks, point of service devices

Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo! Search

May 20, 2008 8:45 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Microsoft and Yahoo! returning to merger talks, reports are now saying that the talks focus on Microsoft buying Yahoo!’s search business.

Microsoft, Yahoo! Talking Again

May 19, 2008 8:12 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

It has been two weeks since Microsoft withdrew its $47.5 billion offer to buy Yahoo! after not being able to reach an amicable deal.

Microsoft Integrates Windows Live for BlackBerry

May 13, 2008 8:19 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) announced an agreement to integrate Microsoft Windows Live services into the BlackBerry platform.


Microsoft Withdraws Bid for Yahoo!

May 5, 2008 8:14 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Over the weekend, Microsoft withdrew its bid to acquire Yahoo!

News Briefs for April 28, 2008

April 28, 2008 8:03 am | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: Microsoft, Mobile Commerce, AAC Acoustic Technologies, Nokia, Motorola, Sagem Communication, QuickLogic, Bitwave Semiconductor

Tellme Brings Voice to the Phone

April 23, 2008 8:41 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

In more BlackBerry news, Microsoft subsidiary Tellme has launched an application for smartphones that lets users speak a query into their handsets

Microsoft Completes Danger Buy; Software Question Remains

April 16, 2008 8:40 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Microsoft completed its acquisition of Danger, the company announced today.

Competition for Mobile Screens Heats Up

April 16, 2008 6:33 am | by George Lawton | Articles | Comments

Microsoft has announced imminent plans to introduce its Silverlight runtime to the estimated 150 million devices running Nokia’s S60 on Symbian OS


Yahoo! Still Trying to Hold Off Microsoft

April 14, 2008 8:46 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Yahoo!’s latest gamble to block Microsoft’s takeover by setting up a business relationship with Google has legal experts shaking their heads.

Microsoft Mobile Chief Amazed by Industry

April 9, 2008 1:54 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Andy Lees knew the ubiquity of mobile phones but when he took over recently as the senior vice president in charge

News Briefs for April 4, 2008

April 4, 2008 8:28 am | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: HTC, Best Buy, AOL, Research In Motion, Microsoft, Zumobi, NextWave Wireless, WiChorus

Microsoft Surface at AT & T Retail Stores

April 2, 2008 11:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

In more from AT&T, the carrier announced plans to install Microsoft’s giant touch-screen computers, called Surface, inside its retail outlets “giving customers the ability to explore their mobile worlds using touch and device-recognition technology.”

Microsoft, Yahoo! Talk Over Buyout Benefits

March 17, 2008 8:03 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to reports, Microsoft and Yahoo! officials met this weekend to discuss the possible merger; this is the first official meeting for the companies since Yahoo! rejected the software giant’s $44.6 billion takeover bid.

Windows Mobile Trojan Detected in China

February 28, 2008 7:08 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Anti-virus vendor McAfee issued a warning on the company’s blog that a new Windows Mobile trojan has been detected in China.

Trolltech Adds Support for Windows CE

February 26, 2008 7:18 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Trolltech is adding support for Microsoft’s Windows CE operating system to its Qt cross-platform development framework.

Microsoft Opens Up Game Development

February 21, 2008 6:54 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Big news for gamers as Microsoft said XNA tools will allow subscribers to post games to its Xbox LIVE community.

Microsoft-Yahoo! Deal May Be Closer

February 15, 2008 6:49 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Microsoft’s potential to close a deal with Yahoo! appear closer to fruition today than it did earlier this week.

Up Front - Will Almost Be Enough?

February 14, 2008 11:04 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Microsoft tossed a financial and political grenade into the Yahoo! camp with its unsolicited $44.6 billion cash and stock offer to buy the Y! company.

Microsoft, Yahoo! Deal Unlikely to Impact Mobile Biz

February 14, 2008 6:53 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Yahoo! could affect the wireless content segment, but probably not enough to cause any alarm.

Microsoft's Mobile Phone Boss Jumps to Vodafone

February 14, 2008 6:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Vodafone Group PLC announced that long-time Microsoft veteran Pieter Knook will join the company as director of Internet services.

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