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Microsoft and ARM sign new agreement

Chip designer ARM has signed a new agreement with Microsoft. Although details of the agreement will remain confidential, it's described as giving Microsoft closer access to ARM's technology. The two companies have worked together since 1997.

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Microsoft's record quarterly revenue keeps it ahead of Apple

Microsoft has announced record quarterly revenue of $16.04 billion for the period ended 30th June 2010, a 22% increase from the same period last year. Operating income was up 49% year-on-year and net income was up 48%.

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Apple's quarterly results: bloodbath or brilliance?

Mark Bridge writes:

They were a proud race. Proud of their individuality. Proud of the simple yet high-tech environment they inhabited.

But their population wasn’t growing as quickly as it had. They weren’t dying out – far from it, because they were committed to the cause – but there weren’t as many bright new faces as there’d been before. And now the Others were moving closer.

Yes, they’d done their best to resist the Others. They’d tried moving into new areas; not running away but expanding. It seemed to work. A new generation – a new race, some said – had been born. Different, yet the same. So why did they still feel as though the Others were getting dangerously close?

That’s not the opening of the worst science-fiction novel of all time. It’s the place where some people think Apple finds itself at the moment.

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Podcast - 21st July 2010

Apple's "antennagate" press conference, Microsoft lets developers see Windows Phone 7, Motorola sells much of its network infrastructure business, Vodafone goes open source with sat-nav software, the Spanish go mad for SMS when they win the World Cup... and much more!

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Windows Phone 7 prototypes released to developers

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system is now being released as a 'technical preview' to thousands of mobile developers. Until now, the software has only been tested within Microsoft.

Prototype phones from Asus, LG and Samsung are being sent to Microsoft developer partners, following the beta release of Windows Phone developer tools a week ago.

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