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Is Microsoft about to buy Xamarin?

Summary: Rumors are swirling that Microsoft may buy or invest significantly in mobile-development tool vendor Xamarin.

March 18, 2014 by Mary Jo Foley

How freebies are ruining Google I/O

Summary: The Law of Unintended Consequences claims another victim as Google's largesse threatens to undermine the purpose of Google I/O.

May 28, 2012 by By Ed Burnette for Dev Connection | May 28, 2012 -- 19:32 GMT (12:32 PDT)

HP introduces the Sleekbook

Summary: First came the Ultrabook, thin and light laptops designed to compete with the MacBook Air. Now we have the Sleekbook which is an Ultrabook in everything but name.

May 9, 2012 by James Kendrick

Facebook PMDs have received almost $1 billion

Summary: Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers (PMDs) have received almost $1 billion in publicly-disclosed funding. Apps are developed by more companies, but the Ads API gets the most dollars...

May 2, 2012 by By Emil Protalinski for Friending Facebook | May 2, 2012 -- 10:20 GMT (03:20 PDT)

HTC Rezound: Fastest Android phone yet (review)

Summary: The HTC Rezound is the first smartphone from the company with Beats Audio technology since the alliance with Dr. Dre. The phone is fast, HD-capable, and with great music playback.

November 14, 2011 by James Kendrick

IE10 is the day the Web won for apps, not browsers

Summary: Does it matter that the reason IE9 and IE10 are much better browsers than IE8, with far more standards, all accelerated by the hardware that's in all modern PCs, isn't because Microsoft...

September 21, 2011 by By Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe for 500 words into the future | September 21, 2011 -- 07:42 GMT (00:42 PDT)

Windows 8 distribution takes a page from Linux

Summary: For the first time, Microsoft has made an early version of a major operating system available to everyone and anyone, and I wonder where they got that idea... Hmmm, Linux maybe?

September 14, 2011 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Windows 8 will run on old Atom CPUs and 1GB RAM

Summary: Seems like Microsoft's taken those bloatware claims to heart and has actually been working hard to minimize the system requirements footprint of the OS.

September 13, 2011 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes