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Microsoft To Pay $70 M To Alcatel In Patent Ruling

The patent war is not new is US. Almost everyone is suing someone else for some goddamn reason. The patent war between Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft is also not new. There had been a number of clashes between the two companies ever since 2002 when Alcatel sued Gateway and Dell and Microsoft jumped in to help the two companies.

According to a recent federal ruling, Microsoft is bound to pay $70 million to Alcatel-Lucent by the order of a San Diego federal judge for the patent infringement which was originally filed by engineers at AT&T in 2003. The patent dealt with data entry on computer screen without using a keyboard.

Mac Calendar Apps Face-Off

Let’s compare two calendar apps that do similarly the same thing. Fantastical is a fresh new app while Today has functions that have been around for the last few years. Both of the apps do the same tasks, but differently.
Fantastical is in your Mac’s menu bar and features a small window that can be invoked with a click or a custom key combination. It accepts natural language and supports iCal, Google, Yahoo! and Outlook calendars and offers some animations. Color-coding allows for informative, at a glance review …

Dell Spends 1 Billion Towards Improving Technology

Dell is rolling out the big dollars to improve its data storage products designed to serve business customers. They will be spending $1 billion dollars on cloud computing and virtualization research, as well as towards the development of new data centers. The company announced the investment at a company sponsored event in Beijing on Thursday.

Dell has been expanding its PC and server business to serve higher-end data storage needs. This recent plan for investment follows the company’s 2010 decision to acquire storage vendors, Compellent and Ocarina Networks. The data centers previously mentioned will specifically be

Office 2011 Service Pack Coming Soon!

Microsoft will be releasing the first service pack for Office 2011 suite. According to the Microsoft Office blog, the most significant upgrade will be Outlook 2011’s compatibility with OS X Sync. This will allow synchronization of Outlook calendars, contacts, and tasks with other apps. According to the Senior Director of Office Product Management, Microsoft had hoped to include synchronization support for the initial Office 2011 release, but they discovered that the feature was harder to implemented than first expected.