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February 22, 2012 by

Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Motorola

Microsoft has lodged formal competition charges against Motorola Mobility, the mobile and handset division of Motorola, with the European Commission for alleged abuse of licensing terms for standards-essential patents.The filing follows a similar antitrust complaint from Apple which came to light on 17 February and could lead to a full investigation of Motorola's Mobility's (MMI) patent licensing agreements, according to software patent expert Florian Mueller.

September 8, 2011 by

Filing hints at Google bias toward Motorola

Google may have been giving preferential treatment to Motorola for some time, according to documents that have emerged from the Google-Oracle case.That case is largely concerned with Android's use of Java, but a document made public late on Tuesday by Judge Alsup relates to Google's internal plans for benefiting from Android, an open-source mobile operating system that is free to license.

January 25, 2010 by

Net neutrality or protection racket?

If peer to peer traffic is clogging the Internet and slowing down Skype calls, why not mark it as lower priority and do the download overnight? The software updates and Word of Warcraft files that use P2P quite legally aren't hugely urgent and that kind of 'when you’re not busy' bandwidth usage is how Microsoft makes Windows Update polite (the Background Internet Transfer Service doesn't work quite like P2P but some of the principles are similar).

April 18, 2009 by

Image gallery: Quickoffice for iPhone has a couple major limiting issues

The iPhone is one of my favorite mobile devices, but the lack of Office document support is a bit limiting for those of us who need a device that lets us view, edit, and create documents and spreadsheets on the go. I was quite excited after seeing Quickoffice for the iPhone at CTIA. I talked with them about the upcoming product and some future updates already underway for the application. I have been checking iTunes regularly and finally saw it appear in the App Store so I went out and purchased it. Quickoffice is composted of Quicksheet, Quickword, and Quickoffice Files and you can actually purchase them separately if you like. After a couple hours of usage, I have to say Quicksheet is quite good and Quickword needs a couple of immediate updates. The application still shows how other mobile platforms are far ahead of the iPhone in some important areas (file structure/access and Office document support). Check out my image gallery for screenshots.

October 4, 2006 by

Parliament's Web site to get scrutiny

The department responsible for providing services to the Australian Parliament in Canberra will soon step up its efforts to track usage patterns regarding the Parliament's popular Web site. The site currently contains around 28GB of data held in some 150,000 files, according to tender documents released today by the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS).

December 17, 2003 by

Motorola chip unit files $2 billion IPO

The unit, temporarily named SPS Spinco, plans to sell up to $2 billion in stock during an initial public offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

February 26, 2002 by

Beta released of Opera 6.0 for Linux

Opera Software has released a new beta, or test, version of its Web browser for Linux. Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 is designed to provide users of the open-source operating system with a faster, easier-to-use browser, the company said in a statement. The Oslo, Norway-based company also added non-Roman alphabets to the browser in an effort to increase usage in Asia and Eastern Europe. Additional features include the ability to create contact lists, to import bookmarks and other files, and to use most Netscape plug-ins. The release comes several months after a counterpart was offered for the Windows operating system. Opera offers free versions of its browsers, but advertising is attached. Ad-free Opera costs $39. Paying users of Opera 5.x for Linux can upgrade for free to the 6.0 beta. Paying users of Opera 4.x can upgrade for $15. --Julie Laing, Special to ZDNet News


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