Oh, Microsoft… when will you finally wise up and admit that Surface RT was a bad idea? A new class action lawsuit claims the company waited too long to alert shareholders that the tablet, once touted as an "iPad killer," was indeed a lemon. More on that in a moment, but first we've got a recap of some product updates that hit the internet on Tuesday, so get downloading!
Are you an Apple employee anywhere in the world with a great idea for how to market the iPhone in the company's retail stores? If so, you might be able to head to Cupertino for eight weeks to work with the iPhone team, which sounds like a pretty cool opportunity to us. If you don't work for Apple, maybe you're a Yahoo! user instead, in which case you can go try to claim the username you've always wanted — find out how in today's recap.
Now here's an interesting rumor: Although Microsoft already owns its Kinect technology, the Israeli company that created it could soon find itself with a new corporate address in Cupertino, California.
It seems the smartwatch train is chugging along with no sign of stopping. We've been dropping rumors about Apple's drive to create one of the devices over the past several months, and now it looks as though Microsoft's ready to jump into the race. Indeed, based on a report in The Verge this morning, it's apparently much farther along than its rival over in Cupertino. Reportedly, the prototype's already moved from the company's Xbox team and into the hands of its Surface tablet developers.
Remember all those stories from years ago about the lengths wealthy Russians went to in order to get their hands on an iPhone? Apparently, Apple has fallen out of favor in the former Soviet country, where Windows Phone is becoming more popular.
Barnes & Noble doesn't quite seem to know how to right its Nook ship -- after abandoning its own hardware, the company's CEO has now gone overboard, leaving analysts to speculate who might come calling to bail it out.
Nokia executives may be playing coy when answering questions about whether or not the company will ever make a Windows tablet, but newly leaked photos reveal the Finnish smartphone maker has already abandoned one such device.
The deed is done: Google Reader is dead and buried, and the company will begin "systematically" deleting subscription data from their servers on July 15. Now might be a good time to give or receive a virtual hug from those affected by the shutdown, and here's hoping you found a new place to hang your RSS feed hat before Google performed the execution overnight.
It looks as though Zynga might be getting the life preserver it so desperately needs after a year of disappointments, but it's coming from an unlikely source. According to AllThingsD, Don Mattrick, long known as the head of Microsoft's interactive entertainment division (in other words, its Xbox entertainment system) will be stepping down from his role at Microsoft to take the helm at Zynga. To many observers, however, it's a classic case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire.