Skype’s Next Steps as an Official Microsoft Division

Mellisa Tolentino | October 14th

After getting the green light from the FTC and the European Commission, Microsoft's acquisition of Skype is official.  The acquisition was announced back in May of this year, in which the board of directors of...»

Apple’s Request to Ban All Samsung Tablets In Australia Denied

Mellisa Tolentino | October 14th

After winning a preliminary injunction to ban Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Australian market yesterday, Apple appeared in court today hoping that another one of their requests would be granted. Apple and Samsung appeared in...»

Microsoft Licenses Muscle In on Amazon Kindle Fire

Mellisa Tolentino | October 14th

Microsoft has a massive patent portfolio, which it uses to protect itself from companies illegally using their technology.  If Apple deals with infringement cases by taking companies to court, Microsoft has a more readily monetized...»

Dell Gets It – Developers are the new Kingmakers

Alex Williams | October 14th

Developers are the new king makers. I hear that RedMonk phrase more often these days. It came up again yesteday in an interview at Dell World with Barton George, Dell's cloud...»

Cloud Storage Startup Leaders – Box.net for Consumer Nirvanix for Enterprise – Proof in the Customer Uptake

John Furrier | October 13th

We just covered the big IBM cloud announcement yesterday and now more action in cloud storage. In recent months we’ve heard enterprise storage companies rachet up its claims of being a enterprise cloud storage player. These...»

IBM PaaS: It’s All About the Middleware

Klint Finley | October 13th

IBM's been working on its WebSphere based platform-as-a-service for years now. GigaOM first reported a public beta of the service way back in 2009. This week IBM gave its SmartCloud portfolio of service a big push,...»

iCloud Media Hub Titilates but is it For Everyone?

Mellisa Tolentino | October 13th

iCloud, which was said to be conceptualized by the late Steve Jobs back in 1996 when he was still with NeXT, was formally released to the public yesterday and Apple fans can now experience the...»

Likes and Check-ins Add Up to 2M Springpad Users

Kristina Farrah | October 13th

Springpad, the smart notebook app that helps you remember anything you come across when you need it most, has hit a milestone today, having saved 27 million products, books, movies, music, recipes, places

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Google Not Planning to Buy Akamai, Debunks Early Rumors

Maria Deutscher | October 13th

Yesterday Business Insider reported that internet search giant Google may be planning to acquire Akamai, a web acceleration solutions maker.  This resulted in a 10 percent rise in the latter’s shares, which have been going...»

Microsoft Calling for Beta Testers for the New Xbox Metro-Style dashboard

Steven Hodson | October 13th

Metro is permeating through just about every product in Microsoft’s arsenal and word came out during the last week that even the Xbox 360 would be getting a Metro make-over. According to the rumor, Microsoft was supposed...»