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Nokia could soon become one of its main competitors Microsoft

Partner of Microsoft smartphones with Lumia , Nokia could soon become one of its main competitors Microsoft in the highly strategic touchpads .

If one believes the online magazine The Verge (1), the Finnish manufacturer is preparing to launch in effect on the market shelves tactiles.Citant internal sources, the webzine says Nokia is ready to compete Surface of Microsoft on its field, despite its close ties with the now Redmond.

The project is already well advanced even since the sources of The Verge evoke a launch pad at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (from 25 February). They believed it would be a 10 inch model format which would also serve as case base and docking station with two USB ports (in addition to the one on the tablet itself), keyboard and an external battery. Also equipped with an HDMI connector, the competitor Surface benefit from a range of about 10 hours.

Windows 8: 4 million copies sold in three days

This is called a boot band: Microsoft has sold four million copies of the updated Windows 8 since the launch of its new operating system on Friday, said Wednesday its chief executive Steve Ballmer.

And that’s not all: Microsoft has delivered “tens of millions of copies” to its partners and distributors citing Staples boss Mike Edwards, Steve Ballmer said that companies express a strong interest for the successor of Windows 7 whose licenses have recently surpassed 670 million copies sold.

Monday, general manager of Microsoft stated that Windows 8 sales were higher than those of Windows 7 at the same stage sales at its launch three years ago.

These good figures should enrage Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who did not show very optimistic about the launch of Windows 8. In September, he made a little analysis of the operating system vendor sidelines of a meeting with employees in Taiwan. Paul Otellini explained that Windows 8 still had a lot of flaws and it would be truly went before the loan. “Windows 8 still needs some improvements (…) The system is not completely ready for launch,” he said.

Battle rages between browsers

Beyond Microsoft, Google and Mozilla, other big names in the technology industry as Facebook and Yahoo! want to leave their mark on the market for web browsing.


Luckily for general users, who have won full freedom to choose, and for developers in particular to get rid of the chaos of standards supported and not supported, the browser market has matured. The battles fought mercilessly between Internet Explorer and a fireproof defunct Netscape Navigator in the late 90′s sound like much of the current Internet lesson in prehistory, and the mastery at the time by the browser Microsoft is losing the Over the years (and months) the category of monopoly. If in 2003 the percentage of touching implantation reached almost 95%, today you have to make do with a market share below 50%.

What happened? First, the nonprofit foundation Mozilla introduced its own browser that promote the creation of a more open web, and after several missteps over baptizing as Firefox. Part of its success is due to the agency to install extensions that tune with the operation of the product, besides being pioneered tabbed browsing, and a passionate community of programming and development that has created around you. Five years later, a popular and Google itself started to improve safety, speed and stability of existing browsers with Chrome, what has recently added a fourth term: synchronization. And between the two have managed to equalize the contest.

While Google Chrome has borrowed the crown of favorite browser worldwide in more than one, and twice in recent times. On Sunday 18 March for the first time ever, 32.7% of users chose it over another 32.5% of Internet users who continued to use Internet Explorer while not working day. The feat has been repeated for all the following weekend to cover two full days, from 5 to May 6, with a maximum lead of nearly 3 points (33.4% vs. 30.61%). And it culminated with a controversial reign of a whole week and respective proportions of 32.76% and 31.94%, between 14 and 20 May.

Consultants like StatCounter and Net Applications had to revise its analysis technology to discriminate the portion of extra traffic from the system prerrenderizado Chrome. And is that from the thirteenth release this browser loads a series of pages in the background that assumes they will be visited and actually counts as visible. But beyond this kind of chicanery, the general feeling and glaring developments point to a continuing decline of IE. Next to Firefox and Chrome, two rivals who are trying to put a dent Apple’s Safari, fighting since 2003 and the Opera, Opera Software, in competition since 1996.

Another controversy concerns the public complaint about an alleged plot Mozilla Microsoft to limit user choice in an increasingly imminent harm Windows 8 and third-party browsers on devices using ARM processor architecture Holdings. How? Allowing the exclusive use of Internet Explorer 10 on this platform, as rivals qualify as a return to the dark ages of the digital environment where there was only one browser on Windows. Why? As explained by the company led by Steve Ballmer, to ensure safety requirements and power management intrinsic to mobile chips on the x86.

The mobile land by strengthening

Clearly, the next major war between browsers, as is already happening among manufacturers of devices, applications and chipsets, has to be undertaken in the field of smartphones and tablets.

In this field the default browser installed on the terminals with Android operating system and the mobile version of Safari, this default in millions of iPhone and iPad are to stand up to an Opera Mini in recent counts has been losing its traditional leadership . Chrome and Mozilla have been introduced into the world of mobility with your custom edits to the green android system, the first in the room save a copy for IOS and the second has a mobile platform dubbed Boot to Gecko. Nokia and BlackBerry are struggling to stay afloat, with a still respectable share of around 10% and 6%. E Internet Explorer tries to get his head with its latest range of Windows phones.

And that’s not all, much less. Yahoo! has just surprised with the debut of its own browser for iPhone and iPad, which also functions as an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari in the field of desktop computers: Axis. It works entirely in HTML 5, has features of search engine is intended to replace Safari. While Facebook has joined the party intending to Opera Software with a hearty stack of bills. This could be a great opportunity for both companies when it comes to strengthen its presence, especially now that social networks need to test the profitability of its business model and last making a smartphone with the help of former Apple engineers.

The fight is open, and today, anything can happen.

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Waltz of patents between Facebook and Microsoft

Microsoft announced to grant Facebook a patent portfolio owned by the original AOL. The transaction will take place in the coming months and should be done by exchanging $ 550 million. For that price, it comes to 650 patents and 250 licenses. Microsoft surprises by selling patents it purchased no less than fifteen days to 1 billion dollars at auction. Auction which had participated Facebook but without success. This transaction leaves a slight offset printing of understanding between both parties. This waltz patents Microsoft visibly surprised but expressed pleasure “way back in half of its expenses” and Facebook can “protect its interests in the long term.” Facebook ZuckerbergCette-operation is also important for the second Facebook in a very short time, having bought the social network Instagram for $ 1 billion. The purchase of patents tends to secure the future of Facebook, which now faces a complaint from Yahoo!, which accuses him of usurping some of its innovations. To which Facebook responded with a similar complaint. A few days of its IPO, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in his head, obviously wants to better prepare the ground for its future and its future financial results.

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Microsoft Surface 2

The tablet Microsoft Surface 2 has arrived and is available for sale, pre-order. Smaller, easier to use and cheaper than the first version, this tablet comes to both. This tablet will be powered by an AMD Athlon dual core 2 Ghz to 2.9 supported by a Radeon 6750 and 4GB of RAM, all housed in a touchscreen 40-inch 1080p.

This tablet that displays the weighing 40 kilos, brings many innovations such as multipoint technology: PixelSense. With infrared sensors located on the surface of the screen, to recognize what is placed on it, the screen can simultaneously support up to 50 points, plus a system of pattern recognition.

This tablet will work on Windows 7 and will cost a whopping $ 8400 $ 9049 alone and with the feet.

Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft join forces to offer the sale of spaces

The internet group Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft have introduced in recent weeks with a new advertising system that would sell advertising space on the pages one another, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The system, which could be launched later this year or early 2012, would allow advertisers to buy inserts illustrated, or banners on sites of Yahoo, AOL or Microsoft that were not sold by the sites themselves.

Leaders of the giants of advertising Omnicom, WPP and Publicis would explain the system such that at a dinner held in New York Tuesday, the daily said Wednesday in its online edition.

“But advertisers have questioned the ability of Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL to take off the system,” added the daily.

This would be for these three major Internet to better counter the rise of Google and Facebook on the advertising market illustrated.

According to the firm eMarketer, the three groups involved in this alliance, however, should see their market share decline this year in the United States: 14.4% to 13.1% for Yahoo, 5.1% to 4 9% for Microsoft, and 4.8% to 4.2% for AOL.

Also for the American market alone, Facebook is expected to exceed Yahoo to be number one in this segment to 17.7% (against 12.2% in 2010).

Google, which long has focused on advertising related to its search engine, would remain in third from 8.6% to 9.3%, more than a billion dollars in sales. eMarketer expects that Google will be able to catch up with Yahoo by next year.

Microsoft Starts on Android Too

Microsoft also suspicious about the Android developers: a few weeks after publishing a guide to help developers bring their applications IOS Phone Windows 7, the Redmond company has done well among Android developers .

Microsoft now offers its mapping tool APIs for Android, a dictionary listing the Android APIs and offering their equivalent on Windows 7 Phone, with their detailed operation. All APIs are covered – only those with direct links are – but Microsoft provides extended overnight detailed areas. Next step, mapping APIs.

Android developers can also see a white paper created for the occasion, 90 pages devoted to singing the praises of Windows 7 Phone and convince them to develop for him, and thus extend their skills. Finally, Microsoft has hired a “Call Guy ‘, who browse the forums and development to assist developers in their efforts to port.

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Building “Windows 8″

Microsoft Building “Windows 8″.

Microsoft is preparing its future in the shelves with a new Windows

Microsoft on Wednesday gave insight into the operating system is to succeed the current Windows 7, a modernization intended to prepare its future in the tablets, a segment where he is now almost absent.

“Windows 8″, code name for the emerging system shown at the conference organized by the D9 news website All Things Digital in Rancho Palos Verdes, California (western USA), is clearly designed in anticipation of a new computer era where the shelves will have an increasing role.

“The things people are (…) walk on (the tablet from Apple) iPad, I think we can do, and then add to that all the advantages we have with Windows,” said Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows at Microsoft.

“We have an approach that is different (from the current Windows), but built on the value of an operating system that sells nearly 400 million units per year,” Sinofsky said, expressing his conviction that “laptops, tablets, desktops can all run with a (same) operating system.

According to the demonstration given on Wednesday, “Windows 8″ look a lot like Windows 7 Phone, the Microsoft system for smartphones, organized with the blocks illustrated accelerating navigation function or application to another.

The demonstration took place on a touch screen, illustrating the emphasis on the shelves that Microsoft hopes to equip the system. The system removes the need for a starter button, simple gestures on the edge of screen to find start functions or assistance.

Another charge of Windows, Julie Larson-Green, came to present the system with Mr. Sinofsky, assured that “a Windows computer 8 is really a new type of device, which can range from small displays in all touch with large screens, with or without keyboard or mouse.

“Even if the new user interface is designed and optimized for touch, it also works well with a mouse and keyboard,” she said.

The latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7 was launched in test version in January 2009 before the commercial launch in the fall of that year. This program has so far failed to Microsoft a foothold in the market shelves, totally dominated by Apple iPad for over a year.

Microsoft executives have not said when Windows 8 will be launched, but the new group’s systems generally succeed at a rate two to three years.

Microsoft suffers from the expansion shelves, head of the decline in consumer PC market weighs on revenues Windows licenses sold to manufacturers.

The CEO Steve Ballmer had announced last year that this segment was a priority for him, and in January he announced new collaborations with several groups specializing in microprocessor chips tailored for mobile devices, ARM, Nvidia, and Qualcomm Texas Instruments, beyond its longtime partner Intel and AMD.


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