May 16th, 2013

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YouTube and Microsoft are at each other’s throats over a Microsoft-authored YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, which YouTube has ordered the company to remove. YouTube has sent a cease-and-desist order...

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May 9th, 2013

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Microsoft is reportedly offering Barnes & Noble $1bn to buy Nook, according to documents seen by TechCrunch. The plan will see Microsoft redeem preferred units in Nook Media, in which it invested $300m...

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April 24th, 2013

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The New York Times, one of the few newspapers to have come close to making a success of its paywall, is lifting this paywall for video content. The paper, which currently operates a 10-article-a-month...

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April 16th, 2013

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A Facebook source has denied reports that Facebook Home could land imminently on iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Bloomberg reported yesterday that Facebook was talking to both Apple and Microsoft about bringing...

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April 11th, 2013

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Microsoft is working on a seven-inch Surface tablet, according to the Wall Street Journal, with the device set to go into production later this year. The WSJ reports that a seven-inch tablet wasn’t initially...

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April 8th, 2013

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Microsoft has hit back at Facebook Home in a superbly bitchy blog post that basically suggests they did it all first. The company’s corporate vice president of corporate communications Frank X Shaw,...

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March 26th, 2013

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A tactile touchscreen site for shaping your Spotify playlists? Microsoft's latest showcase for its Internet Explorer browser is certainly intriguing, and yes it does work on an iPad too. The site is...

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March 6th, 2013

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The BBC has agreed a deal with Microsoft to bring the iPlayer to Windows Phone as a “shortcut”. The shortcut, which will be available soon from the Windows Phone Store, will enable the iPlayer to work...

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February 26th, 2013

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There are now more than 130,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store, with Windows Phone users averaging a total of 55 apps downloaded, Microsoft has revealed. The company added that the Store had seen a 75%...

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