XBOX Live mobile gaming to come to Android?

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Who wouldn’t love some more mobile gaming options on Android? Well, if we’re to believe what we see (and we do) over at Microsoft Careers, we may be looking at some XBOX Live options on Android sometime in the near future. According to the job listing, they’re looking for ...

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Official Hotmail App Forwards Itself to the Android Market

In classic “late to the game” fashion, Microsoft has finally released an official Hotmail app for Android. If only we could invoke the almighty Mailer-Daemon on this one. All joking aside, there are still many people who utilize Hotmail (I use it when I sign up for junk). I’m ...

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Microsoft convinces yet another Android Vendor to sign a patent protection deal.

The power of Microsoft has struck again! They’ve added another vulnerable vendor, General Dynamics Itronix. It was announced on June 27th that General Dynamics Itronix signed a patent agreement with Microsoft for Itronix devices running Android. General Dynamics Itronics (GDI) have signed ...

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Barnes & Noble Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Android Scheme

In response to a lawsuit brought by Microsoft claiming that Android-based Nook devices infringe on patents, Barnes & Noble has fired back, asserting that Microsoft is misusing their patents in an anti-competitive scheme against Android. You may recall that Microsoft threatened HTC with its ...

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Bing App Now Released to All Major U.S. Carrier’s Android Market

Tired of Google Search? Want a new search engine that also does maps, images, directions, etc? Bing!

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Microsoft vs Motorola “The War Rages On”

Motorola vs Microsoft and Microsoft vs Motorola The war rages on with the two corporate giants. Ok let me catch you up if you don’t know the two (Microsoft/Motorola) are in a lawsuit war “I sue you then you sue me” over various trademark/patent infringements and Android was in ...

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DEBUNKED: Verizon Bing Deal Not as Bad as Initially Thought

Okay, so the rumor about Verizon’s intention to block Google Search in favor of Bing can be put to bed.  Business Insider has confirmed the details of the arrangement with a Microsoft representative.  What’s the deal?  Bing will come loaded on a handful of phones, but will not be ...

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HTC to Pay Microsoft Royalties on Android Phones

As we predicted in March, Microsoft has strong-armed HTC into signing a licensing agreement to pay Microsoft royalties for HTC’s Android phones. The good news here is that an Apple-style lawsuit is unlikely now that HTC has agreed to cough up the money. The bad news is that we’ll ...

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Will Microsoft Hold Android Hostage?

Right now, we’re all worrying about Apple’s patent claims against HTC, but Android may face a similar attack from Microsoft. It’s not terribly well known that Microsoft claims that it owns significant intellectual property used in Linux, the operating system at the heart of ...

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Verizon to Charge $15 for Exchange Access on the Droid? [UPDATE]

Verizon, a name that is synonymous with the phrase “nickel and dime,” is at it again.  Wired has picked up on the reports that Verizon will charge Droid owners $15 for access to Microsoft Exchange’s ActiveSync. That $15 will be charged on top of the required $30 per month ...

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NitroDesk Releases TouchDown with Push Email Support in the Android Market

NitroDesk Inc. announced that they have released the next generation of their TouchDown product as a priced application in the Android Market. The new version adds Push Email support for Exchange servers as well as support for PIN based security and Remote Wipe of Exchange data. SAMMAMISH, WA ...

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An Android Pep Talk

After its futile bidding attempts for Yahoo and being shunned, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer reveals that they are not interested in the Yahoo deal anymore, but might look to form a strategic partnership with them on the search front. This comes after a day when Ballmer was shooting blank ...

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Moto Gearing up for 4G

Amidst its ruinous 2008, Motorola is shifting gears to embrace 4G. That’s welcome news as most of the carriers like Sprint, AT&T and Verizon are switching to LTE or the future 4G for their next gen Mobile phone services.

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Ballmer Talks Android – Still Doesn’t Get It

You would hope that by now, people like Steve Ballmer would know his stiffest competition when he saw it. Unfortunately, Microsoft's lack of vision will be their undoing.

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Google’s Spectrum Plan

The white space is very appealing to Google and other big companies. In a matter of weeks, we could find out who gets to use it and how it will work.

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