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Microsoft: Can it make Office 2013 social?

The software giant sees Office 2013 as a workspace that'll integrate documents as well as your social feeds courtesy of Yammer and Skype integration.

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Google asks USPTO to reexamine Lodsys patents

The search and software giant has asked the United States Patent and Trademark office to reexamine the patents of Lodsys, a firm that’s gone after application developers on both Android and Apple’s iOS for allegedly infringing on its patents. (7 hours ago)

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ChevronWP7 Hackers to Release Microsoft-approved App

Windows Phone 7 hackers ChevronWP7 are soon to release a Microsoft-approved app that allows users to install non-approved software. But that doesn’t mean the group and the software giant have kissed and made up. (5 mins ago)

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Microsoft loses $290 mn Word patent case

The Supreme Court upheld a record $290 million jury verdict against the software giant. (11 hours 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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US Supreme Court hears Microsoft appeal

TORONTO, CANADA: The US Supreme Court begins hearing Monday Microsoft’s appeal in the Word infringement case in which the software giant was held guilty of violating a patent held by Toronto-based i4i Inc. and ordered to pay $290 million in damages in 2009. (14 hours ago)

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Apple slams Microsoft’s ‘App Store’ challenge

Apple argues in its effort to trademark “App Store” that the term is no more generic than the software giant’s trademarked “Windows.” (6 hours ago)

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