Microsoft vs. Salesforce.com: Microsoft’s Litigation Strategy

Like the majority of large traditional technology companies, Microsoft generally uses its patent portfolio defensively rather than offensively.  



Hewlett Packard wants WebOS on printers and tablets

Hewlett Packard plans to adapt Palm's WebOS for use on web-connected printers and tablets.

Microsoft sues over patents, for a change

Microsoft is suing Salesforce.com for patent infringement relating to customer relationship management (CRM) software - the heart of Salesforce's business.

NBC streamed 4.4 million hours of Olympic video

The company that killed, nay, murdered, Law & Order, makes kissy face with Microsoft and Silverlight.

AMD fights bloat, accelerates Office 2010


Are you concerned about Microsoft's infamous creeping feature syndrome? Do graphics-heavy PowerPoint files and endless Excel spreadsheets keep you awake at night?

Seagate says 3TB drive requires 64-bit OS

Seagate has confirmed plans to release a 3TB hard disk drive later this year. However, the 3TB drive will only be recognized by 64-bit operating systems, such as Windows 7, Vista and Linux.

Microsoft aims to take on Gmail with major Hotmail revamp

Microsoft's announced a new version of Hotmail, adding information management features that are in many cases similar to those found in Gmail.

Microsoft pays up in VPN lawsuit

Microsoft has agreed to pay VirnetX Holding $200 million to settle a patent dispute over virtual private network (VPN) technology.

Verizon and Microsoft sitting in a tree, K-I-N-N-I-N-G

Microsoft's Kin was available online on May 6th. Now, it's in Verizon's stores. A week is a year on the Internets.

Skype ditches Windows Phone 7

Is Microsoft worse than Apple? Well, that may still be open to debate, but it seems as if Skype has already drawn its own conclusions.

Report: GM eyes Android for in-vehicle telematics

General Motors (GM) is reportedly in talks with Google to develop in-vehicle telematics that could potentially challenge Ford's Sync platform.

Microsoft aims for the Cloud with Office 2010

Microsoft has introduced the latest iteration of its Office software. An online version of the popular suite is also available in the Cloud, allowing users to access and share data in Word, Excel and PowerPoint across a variety of platforms and mobile devices.

Report: Microsoft and LG team up for 3D gaming

Microsoft and LG have reportedly entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly market the latter's new 3D televisions alongside 3D-enabled Xbox 360 games in the Asia Pacific region.

Project Natal to launch in October

Microsoft's Project Natal motion-sensing games controller for the Xbox 360 will launch in October, an executive revealed on Saudi TV.

ACLU urges Electronic Privacy Act overhaul

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged Congress to overhaul the country's outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

Intel’s Powerful New Atom: Can it Beat ARM or Topple Apple? Will they?


This week Intel brought out a powerful new Atom processor that, according to them, could fit into an iPhone form, is vastly more powerful with similar battery life, and is priced competitively.

Microsoft and Nokia launch mobile communications client

Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up to try and boot the Blackberry out of the corporate space with the launch of a unified communications client to enable mobile collaboration.

Microsoft launches Spindex social media aggregator

Microsoft has created a new tool, Spindex, that aims to manage and aggregate social media information.

Chrome’s gain is Microsoft’s loss

Google’s Chrome increased its browser market share by 0.6 percentage points in April to 6.7%, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell 0.7 points to 59.95%.

Microsoft preps Halo Reach beta launch

Microsoft is poised to launch its Halo Reach multiplayer beta for the Xbox 360.