The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.
Technically Incorrect: The picturesque city of Hayward, California, decides it must have road signs that reflect our modern world.
Already dominant in its home country, Alibaba plans to do a lot more around the world in the coming year.
The company is preparing to switch its game console over to the Windows 10 platform, a move designed to make gaming easier across all devices and regain the goodwill of developers and consumers.
The privacy protection company will upgrade its snoop-resistant handset later this year and introduce a tablet, too. Also new: a push for business customers spooked by Sony hacks.
The move is part of the company's evolution into a software business, which includes working with every major operating system.
European carrier giant Telefonica, parent company of the UK's O2, has embraced WebRTC technology so its customers just need a browser to make calls. Too bad about Apple's Safari, though.
Technically Incorrect: To place their traditional ashened foreheads in the public domain, priests take a modern approach.
The company will use Mobile World Congress next week as a coming-out party for its new identity as a consumer gadget and mobile-app maker. It may be the most important party it ever hosts.
What we want out of the first Lumia phone with Microsoft's name attached isn't rocket science. It's for the company to give those entry-level specs a break.