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ARM, Microsoft sign new deal, ARM shares jump 7.1%

July 23rd, 2010

Reuters is reporting that Microsoft has just inked a new deal with chip manufacturer ARM that will give Microsoft “access to [the] ARM architecture instead of licensing products one by one.” Analysts are already beginning to speculate that this could be the first step in a plan that would have Microsoft designing its own ARM …

Foursquare looking to ink search partnership

July 19th, 2010

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley did not mince words when speaking with the U.K. paper The Telegraph. Crowley said, “Our data generates hugely interesting trends which would enrich search,” and went on to note that they were in talks with all the major search players including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!. “We can anonymise data and use …

Business Insider: Apple, Google, and RIM were all contenders to purchase Palm

July 15th, 2010

Now that the dust from the HP Palm merger has settled, some new details are starting to emerge. The Business Insider is reporting that Apple, Google, and RIM all had serious conversations with Palm about a potential acquisition. An anonymous source “familiar with the matter” tells BI: Apple and Google were interested in Palm’s 450+ patent library …

Microsoft and Yahoo ink search deal

July 29th, 2009

Microsoft and Yahoo fiiiiiiiiiiinally announced a search partnership this morning, bringing to an end months of endless rumors and speculation. The deal will provide Microsoft with a 10-year license to use Yahoo’s core search technologies and integrate Yahoo’s platform into Microsoft’s current search offering, Bing. Yahoo will focus on the advertising and will be the …

Snag an unlocked Nokia E63 on the cheap from Dell

April 19th, 2009

If you’ve read any of our coverage of Nokia’s E63 smartphone in the past, you likely know we’re not huge fans of this handset. Dubbed “E71 lite” here at BGR, the E63 features an E71-like form with the following downgrades: Plastic instead of metal, No GPS, a 2 megapixel camera instead of a 3.2 megapixel …