Weekend Reading: April 22nd Edition – Microsoft & Nokia finalize a mobile partnership and Bing helps you sift through those daily deals

Lots of news coming out of Microsoft this week, including the signing of the Microsoft-Nokia deal first announced on Feb. 11th and a new feature in the fast-growing Bing search engine designed to help people sift through and find the best daily deals available. Microsoft and Nokia cement new partnership. Microsoft and Finnish mobile phone…


One Step Closer to the First Nokia Device built on Windows Phone

After 10 weeks of intense collaboration, we are pleased to report that Nokia and Microsoft have signed the definitive agreement for our strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem that is unlike any other. It’s a bold claim. But collectively we’ve moved from intent to agreement in such a short period. Actually, it’s even…


Weekend Reading: April 15th Edition – Kinect for Windows SDK unveiled at MIX and Xbox 360 stays in the pole position

Microsoft made lots of news at the MIX 2011 show in Las Vegas this week, including announcements regarding the Kinect for Windows beta SDK, the next version of Windows Phone – codenamed Mango – and a mind-bending prototype that combines the Kinect and WorldWide Telescope technologies. Kinect for Windows beta SDK. Yet another big piece…


Talk to Me

My last two posts on LightSpace and More Like Us talked about the future direction for natural user interfaces (NUI), but there are plenty of examples of NUI products in the marketplace today, like Windows Phone 7, which launched this week. NUI is way more than just touch and gestures — context, location, speech and…


Windows Phone – Mobile World Congress Day 2

Yesterday was a great day for Windows Phones as we revealed Windows Phone 7 Series.  It has been a busy few months for the Windows Phone team.  Windows Mobile 6.5 represents a significant part of the portfolio family that is Windows Phones, and with over 50 phones on the market in last four months, we…