Judging from a pair of recent reports, incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is going to have his hands full as the Windows maker tries to compete in the desktop and tablet market and may have to fend off a rival for Ford's affections.
The web-based version of Microsoft Office has never been a truly formidable foe against Google's own cloud solution, but a volley of updates released this week hope to tip the scales back in Redmond's favor.
After being announced in late January, Microsoft is already rolling out the SkyDrive rebranding with the launch of OneDrive -- and a whole lot of potential free cloud storage for those with plenty of friends.
Once upon a time, Microsoft Office for iPad was was hailed as the office suite that would make Apple's tablet a worthy work product for professionals. And now, years after the device's first appearance, it appears (via a report from ZDNet), that we may get it after all. The big question, of course, is if it's too late to matter.
Wednesday night wound up being a particularly crazy time for tech news as the Comcast-Time Warner deal (more on that in a moment) vied for attention with word that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has found a new home with Dropbox, where he will hold the position of Chief Operating Officer. But that wasn't all that made news yesterday, so here's a quick recap of other stories...
Now that Microsoft has been forced to rebrand SkyDrive over a trademark dispute, the Windows maker appears to be beefing up its cloud storage service to better compete with the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.
Proving once again that the rumor mill can often be more right than wrong, Microsoft has confirmed the appointment of Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer as founder Bill Gates steps down as chairman.
Big things are afoot at Microsoft; perhaps big enough to warrant attention from the folks in Cupertino. According to Bloomberg's sources, Microsoft plans to fill the CEO chair currently occupied by Steve Ballmer from within the company, and probably soon. And here's an arguably bigger chunk of news--the board might even replace Bill Gates as chairman.