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Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 Metro App Ecosystem Set to Grow

Analysis: If Microsoft truly fulfills its potential to unify platforms, that will give its operating systems a distinct edge and grant users a clear benefit.

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Apple patent eyes facial recognition for iOS devices

In one case of playing catch-up? with rival Google, Apple Inc. is eyeing a facial recognition for devices running its operating systems.

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Apple Draws First Blood in HTC Patent Spar

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday made an initial ruling that Taipei-based HTC is in violation of two of Apple’s patents. The ruling, which stems from a complaint Apple filed in March 2010, relate to the way operating systems work on Android-run mobile devices. News of the ruling caused HTC stock to take a 4 percent tumble in Taipei trading Monday. (14 mins ago)

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Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ Update Looks Sweet for Business

Since introducing Windows Phone 7 at the Mobile World Congress more than a year ago, it has almost seemed as if Microsoft had turned away from its core customers–namely, business users–but this week’s announcement by CEO Steve Ballmer proves the software giant is still very much in the business of business operating systems. (6 mins ago)

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