Nokia’s IPcom patent problem

If it wasn’t bad enough that Nokia backed the three legged horse in the smartphone race (Windows Phone 7), its now got another problem on its hands. It is reported by the Wall Street Journal that a court has ruled Nokia is infringing a patent belonging to IPCom: The ruling means IPCom could seek an…

More bad fortune for Nokia – The Microsoft disaster

Microsoft’s WP7 can be summarized by giving the example of a star collapsing in on itself – its dragging everything near it, in with it.  Nokia who to be fair have been suffering of late seem now to be in the death throes since their “arrangement” with Microsoft. Nokia shares crashed 15 per cent yesterday…

Stating the obvious – Microsoft and open $ource

A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft’s relationship with open source and its future direction.  A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states: You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when it comes to Open-Source? Because I asked Steve Ballmer when he was in London, and…

Operation Student – Microsoft tries to drum up interest in the ailing WP7?

In a move perhaps highlighting two separate points I’ve made on numerous occassions, it is being reported that Microsoft is to invest $24 million in a project designed to encourage Windows Mobile Development in university. The “creatively” named AppCampus is a project between the company from Redmond and Nokia where in May prospective developers/students can…

It can’t be! – The tablet hit with consumers!

… it will be Windows Phone 7 hell for Windows tablets when they finally have a real showing. Certain tech “experts” dismissed them, they said the tablet form factor would never replace the desktop. Whilst this could be put down to their lack knowledge, what is more likely was because they saw them as a threat…

UK Government going ahead with Open Source

Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government’s technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say the least.   We need look no further than BBClick to see the level in…

Justice for the consumer who didn’t want Microsoft – An EU precedent?

Readers to OpenBytes may remember that a couple of years ago, I like many people bought a PC of my choice only to have Windows pre-installed.  It was unwanted, it was uneeded and presumably this forced inclusion, added to the claimed “sales figures” of Windows.  I enquired about a refund and after a little to and fro,…

“Me too!” Microsoft gives social networking a go?

As if there is not enough evidence of Microsoft playing catch-up, there is now a “sneak” preview of Microsoft’s social networking service making the rounds in tech news. For many this news isn’t new since there have been rumours and “leaks” for quite some time which to be fair, haven’t exactly been met with any…

Microsoft, MC Hammer and mobiles – its old news and new news!

I want no connection drawn between the legend that is MC Hammer and the “company” that is Microsoft, there’s old news and surprising news to be had in the world of tech today! First up  – MC Hammer, the singer who was so popular during my “youth” has made a rather unexpected comeback, not in the guise…