Another brand new day, another brand new acquisition rumors. The shopping season is in full flow right now and the latest is that Microsoft is reported in buying a number of popular online companies. Prime among them is the Internet radio company, Pandora. Although we have little in way of official confirmation, but...

Licensing and all that legal mumbo jumbo is deep stuff when it comes to digital services. While selling software and apps across the globe is comparatively straightforward, books, movies and music have that extra bit of baggage. Anyway, one big name in music streaming is Deezer — a French startup that is available in...

So this happened. In what is truly the end of an era, AOL recently announced that it would be discontinuing Winamp on December 20, 2013. Winamp, along with Sonique, was one of the two most popular MP3 players back in the late 90s. Now in an overly unexpected twist, it appears that Microsoft is interested in acquiring...

Redmond has two absolutely great things going for it, the Windows operating system and the Xbox gaming console. Both platforms were brought closer together via the Metro apps in Windows 8 like Xbox Music and Xbox Video. And it goes without saying that the company is betting big on Windows 8.1. One of the reasons for...

One area that several technology circles have criticized Microsoft in is that the technology titan has not been much of a pioneer in the past few years. Some may go even as far as saying that the company has never been, but that’s for another day. Even if it arrives late to the party, Redmond has found momentous...

One thing is a given. Redmond’s modern operating system is more than just an operating platform. The built-in Metro apps in Windows 8, unlike the default programs in earlier versions of Windows, are not just highly dynamic but the company also updates them regularly. And the upcoming Windows 8.1 comes with a fair few...

Just as the rumor mill suggested, Microsoft has launched a web-based version of its Xbox Music service, which can be easily accessed by using any modern browser on the market. Word was that Redmond would debut a web-based Xbox Music soon after making the Windows 8.1 Preview available for download. The new service was...

It is remarkable to think that Windows 8 is more than just another operating system. For Microsoft at least, it has been a brand new platform, from day one, to build upon. Almost everything in the new OS is there for a reason and Redmond seemingly has a ton of exciting plans for several elements of Windows 8. Take the...

The new Windows Store opened for business over the weekend, allowing users that have installed one of the various leaked builds of Windows Blue (or Windows 8.1) the ability to download Metro apps. As a result, a number of people that had installed the leaked builds have taken to the apps repository to download and try...

When it comes to cloud storage, there are certainly a lot of options out there. So what can a competitor do to help set themselves aside from the competition? In Microsoft’s case, it’s all about adding a new music feature into SkyDrive, at least if a new rumor is to be believed. Apparently there is source code...