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Office 365, Windows Azure now in China

Microsoft partners Beijing-based datacenter services provider 21Vianet to handle local data centers and provide direct and legal access to Redmond's cloud services to Chinese users.

November 1, 2012 by

The world needs patents: Uniloc founder

Patents don't stifle innovation; they work to protect the innovators and original inventors who have their own skin in the game. That's the word from inventor and Uniloc founder Ric Richardson, who can't fathom a world without patent protections.

May 16, 2012 by

Microsoft scraps Nook suit, enters e-reader business

Microsoft is to dive into the thriving e-reader market, after it stopped suing Barnes & Noble and went into partnership with the bookseller instead.Microsoft had been in litigation over Barnes & Noble's alleged infringement of Microsoft patents in its Android-based Nook tablet, but on Monday the companies announced the end of the legal battle and the start of a strategic partnership around digital content.

April 30, 2012 by

Legal legend David Boies won't get another crack at Microsoft

Barnes & Noble thought it had a strong defense against allegations that its Nook e-reader infringes on Microsoft patents. It even hired a legendary antitrust lawyer to lead that part of the case. Now a judge appears to have given Microsoft a key victory.

January 31, 2012

We need the facts on Win 8: Linux Aus

After its membership began petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week, Linux Australia, the country's peak open-source body, has pledged to embark on a fact-finding mission to get to the truth of the Windows 8 secure boot issue.

September 29, 2011 by

Linux Aus may have a case on Win 8: ACCC

Linux Australia members who complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about Microsoft's plans to mandate the enabling of a secure booting feature on Windows 8 machines have been told by the competition regulator that they may in fact have a case.

September 27, 2011 by

Google's Schmidt faces US Senate grilling

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of Senators have agreed to disagree over whether the search giant favours its own properties over competitors during his US Senate grilling overnight, recalling ghosts of hearings past and citing Microsoft as a cautionary internet tale.

September 21, 2011 by

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