Redmond has some head-scratching strategic partnerships such as Barnes & Noble's Nook, but a few have played out decently, at least in terms of distribution.
Jeff Sandquist, formerly Microsoft's senior director of developer relations, joins "the flock" and replaces Ryan Sarver, who left Twitter in June.
Former PayPal VP of retail marketing Alex Petrov will be responsible for finding more integrations for the hot mobile payments startup.
Aiming to bring users more content, the company is launching Web shows, starring Ed Helms, John Stamos, and Cheryl Hines, and debuting programming from WWE, ABC News, CNBC, and Conde Nast.
In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Donna Tam discuss the week's latest Facebook news. Now, users can give gifts through Apple iTunes to their friends and create video collages of their photos through a partnership with Animoto.
American Express executive Dan Schulman: It's clear mobile and commerce are on a collision course.
The chip giant signs deals with ZTE, Lava International, Orange, and Visa as it looks to win a bigger chunk of the mobile-devices market.
Four new models announced including in-ear headphones for athletes.
U.S. Department of Energy announced U.S. DRIVE, a partnership with industry to accelerate the development of energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks and the infrastructure needed to support them.