Google Claims Microsoft Aligning With Apple To Wage Patent War Against Android

David Drummond

Google is none too happy these days with Apple, Microsoft and Oracle. Google's David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, posted a blog post today on the Official Google Blog where he claims a "hostile, organized campaign against Android" is underway through bogus patents. Drummond cites Android's recent success with over 550,000 Android devices activated … [Read more...]

Microsoft Takes Aim At Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft isn't happy that Apple has a trademark for the term "App Store" and are trying to get it thrown out. In a motion for summary judgement filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Microsoft’s lawyers said: “Any secondary meaning or fame Apple has in ‘App Store’ is de facto secondary meaning that cannot convert the generic term ‘app store’ into a protectable … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7 Sync with Macs

Windows Phone 7 and Macs

Big news, as in really big news last night from Microsoft. They announced that sometime in late 2010, there will be a beta release of a new tool that will allow syncing between Macs and Windows Phone 7. There's not much to go on here, but we're wondering if it'll be a Mac client of the companies popular Zune desktop software. Then again, maybe they are working with Mark/Space, … [Read more...]

Microsoft And Apple Set To Battle In The Mall of America


In what can only be described as a perfect storm of rampan over-consumerism, Microsoft is constructing a store directly across the hall from Apple in the biggest mall in the United States: the Mall of America. In a tidal wave of consumerist excess, a Microsoft store is currently being installed directly across from one of Apple's many glass boxes, and the Microsoft one is set … [Read more...]

Microsoft Executive Calls iPhone 4 “Apple’s Vista”


Months away from the first Windows Phone 7 device, but the gloves are officially off. Kevin Turner, COO at Microsoft, was speaking at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. and provided this lively quote. “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that.” Turner continued, “one of the things I want to make sure you know today … [Read more...]