Microsoft doesn't want to do Nokia Android smartphones

Redmond is ending Nokia’s Android experiment rather abruptly, just shortly after the launch of the Nokia X2 handset.

Samsung launching high-end headphones

Smartphone giant Samsung is set to fuel rivalry with Apple-led Beats, as it launches its first set of high-end headphones into the US market.

Is Microsoft adopting a more agile approach?

Microsoft announced they will be laying off nearly 18,000 people and CEO Satya Nadella all but said they would be using agile techniques to boost productivity.

Apple dragging feet on in-app purchases by kids

The CPC network and European Commission criticizes Apple for not doing enough to warn people about in-app purchases or guard against children making unauthorized purchases.

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited

After a leak briefly surfaced earlier this week Amazon has officially launched Kindle Unlimited, a $9.99 per-month eBook subscription service.

Facebook tests Buy button

Zuckerberg’s latest monetisation scheme is a one-click purchase button that allows for shopping to be integrated directly into Facebook.

French blogger fined for posting negative restaurant review

While the owner said the review's ranking was unfairly hurting his business, Ms Doudet called the decision "a crime to be popular".

A personal look back at the changing role of IT

When I worked in management services in the gas industry 25 years ago, IT was seen as monolithic, unresponsive, inflexible, data centre-based and accessed almost exclusively in line of business mode.

Apple's countdown to iPhone 6 release continues with iOS 8 beta 4

The latest version will include a smattering of new features designed for the new OS and follows a timeline that has so far seen a new version released every few weeks.

London cabbies fight Uber with their own

Following hot on the heels of Uber's partnership with Google Maps, Hailo has teamed up with Citymapper. Which arrangement will come out on top?

Snapchat enters into electronic payment transfer market

Trademark patents have been unearthed this week, showing the Snapchat have registered two money transfer patents. Is the company planning to rival Paypal, or is there a simpler explanation?

FCC net neutrality debate receives over one million comments

As the debate over an open Internet gathers pace, the issue looks set to break a number of online records, with it already being the most digitally commented on subject in FCC history.

UK spying on Google, Facebook etc. perfectly legal

Charles Farr, director general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, says spying on American-based search and social media traffic was perfectly legal under British law.

Microsoft’s Bing forgets too

Following a rash of stories about Google’s attempts to erase the past because of an EU court ruling, Microsoft has also started taking ‘right to be forgotten’ requests.