Lenovo has officially become the second major PC OEM (after Acer) to join forces with Sweetlabs and their Pokki Suite. SweetLabs announced the deal today and indicated that Lenovo will be preloading a Start Button/Start Menu from SweetLabs on new PCs it ships worldwide, starting with its Windows 8 consumer laptops and...

Microsoft is ready to spend $2 billion to support the Dell buyout and help the PC manufacturer go private, but it appears that the hardware maker may benefit even more from Redmond’s involvement. As ArsTechnica notes, the documents of the deal are now public, and they reveal some interesting details of the terms that...

Patents are power! Microsoft owns a number of important Android and Chrome OS licenses, and the software titan has been busy making patent deals with many hardware companies over the years. Specifically, hardware vendors that sell devices that are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The newest in this list...

Foxconn, the world’s largest technology manufacturer has now officially become Microsoft’s number one Android and Chrome OS patent license, after penning a new deal with Redmond. Microsoft owns a large number of crucial patents used in both Android and Chrome OS. According to Ars Technica, Foxconn now plays an even...

The Dell privatization saga makes a very significant turn as the company has announced a deal to go private. And as speculated, Microsoft could soon come on board as a noteworthy stakeholder in the new private company. The adventure will cost Dell a neat $24 billion, as the company has announced to pay $13.65 per...

The last week or so has been filled with rumors about the upcoming Microsoft Dell deal, with the hardware vendor reportedly planning to go private again, and Redmond showing interest in putting some money in the effort. We already covered both stories in detail here and here, but a very brief outline of the issue is...

Well, it seems Microsoft is getting off to a great year with news of a massive contract awarded to it by the U.S Department of Defense.  The 3-year deal will be worth $617 million and involve the latest versions of Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8, Following a year that can be characterized as...

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...