Nokia CEO Stephen Elop denied that his company’s mobile division will be purchased by Microsoft. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference on Wednesday, Elop said there were no discussions taking place. “The rumors are baseless,” he said. “It is as clear as that.” Rumors emerged earlier on Wednesday that Microsoft...

As part of the official Mango unveil today, Microsoft released a pretty flashy promo video for Windows Phone 7 that showcases some of the new features coming to the next update including but not limited to threads, groups, multitasking, IE9 and Local Scout. It’s worth noting there are still many improvements in Mango...

Update: Nokia has claimed that the rumor is “completely baseless”. Stay Tuned. Microsoft is rumored to be readying a deal to purchase Nokia’s mobile phone business. The deal, valued at $19 billion, would have been unthinkable just six months ago but these days anything is possible. BGR reports that industry insider...

Nokia and Microsoft announced on Thursday the signing of the definitive agreement that defines their strategic partnership. The partnership, will see Nokia manufacturing smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. ”Hundreds of our team members are already working together toward a multi-year product roadmap and...

New Metro designs are visibly present in the look and feel of the new windows in Windows 8. Notice the top right look of the window. Looking a little like the Windows Phone 7 interface…

A smart man once said: All you CEO’s out there, do you want to know a great trick to see if your CIO/CTO is worth anything?  Look for a copy of Gartner in their office and see if any of their recommendations have blindly come from Gartner.  If so, fire them immediately.  For the life of me I have spent a lot of cycles...

From Long Zheng: He gives a really detailed description of the new universal application deployment system called AppX. It seems to be inspired by XAPS for Silverlight and apparently the highlight of each Appx package and an XML file called the “AppXManifest.xml” file. This file will specifiy what the attributes are...

From Windows 8 Secrets co-authors Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott (and Mary Jo Foley) Microsoft is meant to be including a new Windows Phone inspired UI and it’s codename apparently will be Immersive. What is an immersive app? From Mary Jo Foley: An immersive app is one where the navigational elements of the operating...

AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $39 billion. From the press release: DALLAS, TEXAS AND BONN, GERMANY — March 20, 2011— AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement...