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.
Jimmy Fallon's MacBook has become a constant feature of his desk since he started hosting "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," but that caused a brief awkward moment last night when he was speaking with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates was actually on the show to talk about his foundation's success in fighting polio, but the trouble began when the talk inevitably shifted to technology.
In case you didn't notice, Apple's Find My Friends app was updated Tuesday, effectively making the company's transition to iOS 7 styling complete — well, almost. A few of Cupertino's lesser-used apps, such as Keynote Remote, Logic Remote, iTunes Connect Mobile and iAd Gallery are still rocking iOS 6-style icons. Speaking of facelifts, we've got one from a venerable mapping app in today's recap, so let's dive and get started...
Sunday may not have felt like a particularly special day, but 30 years ago on November 10, the face of personal computing changed with the debut of Microsoft Windows -- although the verdict may still be out on whether it was for better or worse.