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Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows
LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail. Surface is designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation, without compromise. It delivers the power of amazing software with...



ITC Awards Microsoft an Import Ban on Motorola Phones, Tablets
The proposed ban, which was first reported by the website Foss Patents, is the result of a December ITC ruling that Motorola’s Android devices violate a Microsoft-owned patent — patent 6370566 — that pertains to “generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device.” Essentially, Microsoft owns a patent on enabling a mobile device to give users “the ability to schedule a meeting request from the mobile device itself” by assigning...



Microsoft returning Windows to 'the digital dark ages'?
Mozilla, the developer group behind the popular Firefox browser, argued Wednesday night that Firefox is being banned from certain versions of Windows 8, the forthcoming tablet-centric OS from Microsoft -- returning Windows users to the dark ages before competition. “The upcoming release of Windows … and Microsoft’s browser practices regarding Windows 8 Metro signal an unwelcome return to the digital dark ages where users and developers didn’t have...



Barnes & Noble Stock Soars on Microsoft Nook Stake
Microsoft has agreed to invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook digital-book business and college texts, in a deal that helps establish the value of the popular Nook business while giving Microsoft a foothold in the e-book market. Microsoft and Barnes & Noble will introduce an application for the Nook on Windows 8, the upcoming version of Microsoft's operating system. (Source: CNBC)



Microsoft's master plan to beat Apple and Google
Here's the big vision: Whether you're using your TV, PC, tablet, phone, or almost any other device that comes along, you'll be able to accomplish all the same tasks through all the same platform. The form factor will change, but the core experience won't. "People are starting to see the same look-and-feel across the three screens and the cloud," says Craig Beilinson, director of Microsoft's consumer marketing. "This is all going to get pretty blurry."...