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According to a recent report from Om Malik
over at GigaOm, Google wasn’t the only company interested in getting
their hands on Motorola Mobility, Microsoft were also interested in
purchasing Motorola and their wide range of mobile patents.
It looks like Microsoft were more interested in the patents that
Motorola owned, than the actual whole company and the hardware they
produce, this could have been the reason that Motorola chose Google, as
Google will continue to run Motorola as a company that produces
Had Microsoft got their hands on Motorola, and the 17,000 plus
patents for mobile devices, this would have been bad news for Google’s
Android OS, and according to the report, the talks between Google and
Motorola only started five weeks ago.
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Microsoft announced a while back that it would be killing off the
Zune and concentrating its efforts on Windows Phone 7,Microsoft has
released an update for some of the existing Zune HD apps as well as
releasing some new Zune apps.
The existing apps to be update are the Shuffle by Album, Zune Reader,
Penalty! Flick Soccer, Email, and Echoes, and they have also released a
range of new applications.
the new apps released for the Zune include Finger Paint, Calendar,
Trash Throw, Slider Puzzle, ColorSpill, Splatter Bug, Vine Climb,
Decoder Ring, and Tug-O-Wa.
Skype has today rolled out a new version of its Android
Skype application to 2.1 which brings with it video call support for an
additional 17 of the most popular Android devices.
But even if your Android phone is not listed, if you are using
Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above, you should still be able to enable video
calling in your Skype settings. If you can not see the video call
settings on your device then unfortunately at the moment your Android
smartphone is not compatible.
You can now download the updated Skype 2.1 for Android app from the Google Android Market&n
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Microsoft launched its new online Office 365 service last month aimed at professionals and business and of course as a competitor to Google’s online Gmail and documents service.
Well this week Microsoft showed a comic 50′s sitcom styled videos
aimed at highlighting a few of the pitfalls of using Google’s Gmail
service, using a new character called "Gmail Man” which was shown at
the Microsoft Global Experience to Microsoft employees. Watch the leaked
video of ”Gmail Man” in action after the jump.
"On July 20 during the MGX opening
sessions, the Softies showed off their "Gmail Man” spo
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