Microsoft inks more deals to take Office to tablets – including LG and Sony pacts

Microsoft announced partnerships with 20 more Android tablet makers which will see Office apps and Skype pre-installed, with LG and Sony being the headline additions. The companies join Dell and Samsung, which already have agreements in place, and Microsoft now …

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Microsoft cutting Android fees in return for app bundling – report

Microsoft is offering to cut the patent fees it charges Android device makers in return for bundling apps such as Office, OneDrive and Skype with smartphones and tablets, according to research originating from the Taiwanese supply chain. It is not …

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Dell unveils scalable NFV platform and starter kit

IT giant Dell is seeking to apply its infrastructure and virtualization knowledge to the telco vertical with the launch of its NFV platform and accompanying operator starter kit. Dell intends to differentiate its offering by using open standards and ecosystem partners to maximise the platform’s scalability and flexibility.

Vendors develop open source framework for Internet of Things

A collaboration of industry vendors took form on Tuesday with the inauguration of a consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

Dell and Microsoft sign patent agreements

Tech giants Microsoft and Dell have this week announced a patent licensing agreement that allows the two to license each other’s intellectual property related to Android and Chrome OS devices and Xbox gaming consoles.