If you’re into drooling over watches that you’ll likely never be able to afford (and I am), then you’ll probably recognize the name MB&F (Max Busser & Friends). The boutique watch-maker has created some stunners, including the HM3 special edition profiled by contributor Ariel Adams last May.
The news that Microsoft has purchased substantial assets from Nokia came as a surprise, but perhaps it shouldn’t have. The underlying reason that Microsoft had little choice but to buy Nokia is plain: Nokia had too much control over the Windows Phone platform, and Microsoft could not afford to lose its primacy over its mobile efforts.
How did we end up in this situation?
When it comes to Windows Phone 8 apps, how many mobile application developers will support Microsoft’s forthcoming smartphone operating system upgrade? Survey results from R.W. Baird provide some promising clues, but Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) must climb a steep hill to match Apple iPhone and Google Android developer interest.
First, the good news for Windows Phone 8. The R.W.
Microsoft has demanded that Samsung pay a $15 patent royalty for every Android handset it produces, and a Windows Phone version of the very successful Galaxy S II Android phone is under consideration, according to two separate reports.