Forget the iTablet – check out Microsoft’s Courier
Okay, Courier is a bit of a rubbish name for a gadget, but Microsoft may be poised to trump Apple at its own hype game, with a new tablet device.
September 23, 2009
Zune HD out today – but shipping without software
Microsoft has made the strange decision to ship its new Zune HD devices without the necessary software to actually, well, use them.
September 15, 2009
Microsoft loses Zune marketing boss to UMG
Microsoft's eagerly-awaited Zune HD goes on sale in three weeks time, but the company'' general manager of Zune global marketing has just jumped ship.
August 26, 2009
Why digital music will win you eco-points
A study financed by Microsoft and Intel claims that downloads are the greenest way to buy music.
August 18, 2009
Zune HD to hit US next month
Microsoft hasn't given up on Zune, its iPod-rival media player and accompanying store.
August 13, 2009
Digital firms congregate in Europe’s low-tax zones
Following on from today's top story about Guy Hands moving Terra Firma to Guernsey, it has emerged that many of the main digital companies are based in Luxembourg, renowned for its `tax haven' status.
August 10, 2009
Music Ally Report: Mobile Streams
Our lead: With full-track mobile music downloads failing to take off as the industry had hoped, could streaming be the answer? The buzz around Spotify’s iPhone application suggests that it could. The only question now is...
August 6, 2009
Watch out for major rucks in the months ahead, as mobile operators launch their own app stores and get shirty about the competition from those of the handset makers.
July 15, 2009
Bing takes market share from Google; adds tweets
It's been a successful start for Microsoft's new Bing search engine - web metrics firm StatCounter claims Microsoft's share of the search market rose by 0.5 percentage points in June to 8.23%, while Google's fell 0.59 percentage...
July 2, 2009
MCS sues Microsoft, Yahoo and RealNetworks for copyright infringement
More proof of the convoluted online licensing market comes in the form of a lawsuit from Music Copyright Solutions, which administers copyrights for more than 45,000 compositions.
July 1, 2009
Windows Mobile app store will have 600 apps at launch
Microsoft says that when its Windows Marketplace for Mobile app store launches this Autumn, it will have around 600 certified apps available.
June 30, 2009