Microsoft vs Barnes & Noble: Who Really Wins?

Microsoft vs Barnes & Noble: Who Really Wins?

Microsoft didn’t hold back in its opening salvo:

“We have tried for over a year to reach licensing agreements with Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec. Their refusals to take licenses leave us no choice but to bring legal action to defend our innovations and fulfill our responsibility to

TechFast: Microsoft Sues Everybody, Nintendo 3DS Reviews

Good morning. Here’s what’s been breaking in tech news while you’ve been sleeping and enjoying your breakfast.

Microsoft sues just about everybody

The lawyers will be opening another crate of champagne today, as Microsoft announces lawsuits against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for patent infringement. What patents, exactly?

Once Again, Microsoft Said To Kill Off Zune Hardware

Microsoft’s Zune has had a tough time lately. According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft will be killing off the Zune, and no longer introducing new versions of the multimedia player, as a result of low demand.

While the “decision” hasn’t been announced, and Bloomberg’s source has refused to be identified, the company is expected …

Hackers Scam Microsoft in Xbox 360 Points Swindle

Hackers briefly punctured the Xbox 360’s veil of security yesterday, finagling an algorithm that generates virtual currency used to purchase items through Microsoft’s online games store. The exploit reportedly allowed users to reuse special access codes and rack up counterfeit Microsoft Points, redeemable for downloadable content.

The …

Microsoft Sets New Internet Explorer Release for SXSW Next Week

Perhaps in an effort to whip up Apple-esque levels of pre-launch hype, Microsoft has announced that it will hold the global launch of Internet Explorer 9 at South by South West next week: Monday 14th, at 9pm Pacific time.

The first IE9 beta was released in September last year; a Release Candidate version (sort of halfway between a …

Rumor Round-Up: Wii 2 and the Next Xbox

It’s no big revelation that the successors to the current generations of PlayStation, Wii and Xbox are in development. The graphical and processing functionality of the present-day consoles will max out eventually and no platform holder wants to be the laggard in a tech arms race. Recent rumors offer up some tantalizing hints as to when …

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