The company's own upcoming Windows 8 tablet could stifle the incentive among partners to develop similar hardware for the new operating system.
According to VR-Zone, which claims to have spoken to tablet vendors, Microsoft is charging as much as $95 for Windows RT.
Pressure to enforce laws against distracted driving could lead carmakers to install hardware that automatically blocks features and services on a mobile device while the car is in motion.
Alpine announced partnerships with GM, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, supplying technology to the three OEMs.
The first service pack for Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 is said to have been let loose to original equipment manufacturers.
The struggling mobile device maker may not be able to break even until the end of fiscal 2016, a Canaccord Genuity analyst says.
Don't worry, Windows 7 fans: There's still another year until PC makers must stop selling new machines with that OS preloaded.
Businesses are finally getting around to upgrading the decade-plus-old XP operating system. This is boosting PC demand in the US and other mature markets, says Citi.
WD and SanDisk are collaborating on creating solid-state hybrid drives.
Microsoft hopes to quadruple its market share in the next five years. It will be similar to Bing having an 18 percent share of US search today. Nice effort, but not close to the dominant Microsoft of times past.