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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

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

Microsoft accuses Google of patent hypocrisy

Microsoft has said the reason Google did not join a consortium of companies set up to buy Novell's patents was because it wanted the patents for itself, in a plot to use them as weapons against others.The accusation on Thursday was the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words between Microsoft and Google legal chief David Drummond, who had accused Microsoft, Apple and Oracle of ganging up on the open-source Android OS using "bogus patents".

August 5, 2011 by

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