The biggest web company on the planet just added support for the most widely used programming language on the planet.
Systemically, Apple is falling out of the race for smartphone supremacy. And that puts Apple at risk of being in Microsoft's sights for the number two position in the global smartphone market share battle.
"Azure is a billion-dollar business," Laderman says. "Azure is Microsoft's best-kept secret in the enterprise."
Google has asked Microsoft to remove its homebrew YouTube app from the Windows Store immediately, and requested that it delete the app from Windows Phone users who have already downloaded it.
It's been a slowish day for funding news, but with big dollar signs on many of the deals that did happen. Here's a rundown on the days' deals.
Microsoft already owns a piece of Nook, having invested $300 million into the business in April 2012. According to the report, Microsoft would buy the digital operation, which includes e-books, movies, TV, comics, apps, and more.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
Notable this year …
There's a reason the rich get richer, and wealthy corporations get wealthier. They're smarter than the rest of us, and they have more financial tools at their disposal.
Microsoft stock, which is down a penny today, jumped from under $30 to over $31 almost immediately overnight, and has climbed almost 11 percent over the last month. That's part of a fairly steady rise over the last three months which has added over $30 billion in value to the company.
"We want to price equivalent to a voice call," Shapiro says. "Our competitors offer an inferior product for more money: Blue Jeans 15 time more, and other competitors 300 times more."
We hear that Orth voluntarily resigned.
PC shipments fell off the proverbial cliff in the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC, with their biggest drop ever in recorded history.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
"Most app makers are trustworthy," the ad says. "However, in the wrong hands, who knows what they'll do with your info?"
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn't let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
Google is taking its ball and going home, forking the open-source WebKit browser rendering engine that Chrome and Safari currently use and that Opera recently said it would start using.
The mobile operating system market share numbers are in for Kantar Worldpanel's last quarter, and the numbers are shocking.
On precisely the same that day that Google unveiled its open source pledge, donating ten patents for free open source use, Microsoft unveiled its new Patent Tracker, a tool to reveal every single patent that the company owns, has acquired, or owned historically.
Microsoft's going on the offensive against Samsung's best-selling Galaxy S III in a new ad focusing on Windows Phone cameras, like the one in Nokia's Lumia 920.
Microsoft owes the Danish treasury 5.8 billion kroner, or about $1 billion U.S., in unpaid taxes relating to its purchase of financial software vendor Navision in 2002, says the Denmark government.