Microsoft doesn't think it should pay more than $502,000 a year to license Motorola's video patents. Motorola still wants between $100M and $125M annually.
Even as the world waits to see whether BP can permanently stem the flow of oil into the Gulf, the company is evaluating technologies to clean up the disaster.
BP's cleanup efforts in the Gulf include suggestions that have come from entrepreneurs via a dedicated Web site.
NASA satellites have tracked the spread of the oil pouring into the Gulf since BP's Deepwater Horizon exploded.
The softwaremaker pledges $2,500 each time Colbert mentions Bing. Thanks to Bing Crosby, Bing cherries, and more, Microsoft is kicking in $100,000.
President Obama visits one of the worst-affected areas from the spreading spill, while BP says success of latest effort to stop the flow still uncertain.
The Seadog water pump, which captures the energy of waves to turn a generator, will be used on an offshore platform in Texas to test using ocean power to desalinate water.
BP and government agencies have been laboring for weeks to contain and clean up what the oil giant's CEO now calls an "environmental crisis and catastrophe." And it's far from over yet.
Oil giant BP told congressional investigators that pressure tests on a drill pipe showed a fundamental mistake hours before the oil-rig explosion, a memo shows.
The EPA is pressuring BP to use a different dispersant to break up oil in the Gulf spill, but less toxic alternatives might not be available in the quantities needed.