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Despite Nokia acquisition, Microsoft claims it’s committed to Windows Phone partners

With everyone in the tech world fixated on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices business, one question people are demanding the answer to is what Microsoft’s new integration will mean for its device partners. The official line at Microsoft is that it’s still eager to work with other manufacturers making Windows Phone devices. “Our OS group mission is to enable the innovations of our hardware partners to shine through on the Windows platform,” said Terry Myerson, the company’s vice president of operating systems. But while Microsoft still plans to license its mobile software to other companies building Windows Phone devices, is anyone even interested?

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Microsoft ‘committed’ to original Xbox One plans, reveals new ‘Home Gold’ sharing features

Microsoft had originally planned to let Xbox One users share any games digitally, but a backlash over the used games policies and online check forced the company to reverse most of its promising plans. Although disc-based games can no longer be converted into digitally shareable copies, Microsoft is outlining what can be shared this week, and it’s very similar to how the Xbox 360 works today. The reversal of policies may have changed Microsoft’s plans, but Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten tells us that “most people will use this platform connected,” and the company still plans to bring back some of the original Xbox One features.

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Microsoft ‘committed’ to original Xbox One plans, reveals new ‘Home Gold’ sharing features

Microsoft had originally planned to let Xbox One users share any games digitally, but a backlash over the used games policies and online check forced the company to reverse most of its promising plans. Although disc-based games can no longer be converted into digitally shareable copies, Microsoft is outlining what can be shared this week, and it’s very similar to how the Xbox 360 works today. The reversal of policies may have changed Microsoft’s plans, but Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten tells us that “most people will use this platform connected,” and the company still plans to bring back some of the original Xbox One features.

Xbox One games purchased digitally can be used by all players in a household on an Xbox One. Just…

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No jail time for Olympus bosses who committed $1.7 billion accounting fraud

No jail time for Olympus execs who committed $  17 billion accounting fraud

You might think a harmless white collar crime would escape the wheels of justice. After all, what’s a little $ 1.7 billion accounting scandal in the grand scheme of things? As it turns out, you wouldn’t be far wrong: none of the three senior figures sentenced in Japan today for falsifying Olympus Corp.’s financial accounts have been sent to jail. Former Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa received a three-year suspended sentence, in light of the fact that he didn’t make the original decision to hide the firm’s financial losses, while a former executive VP and a former auditing officer also got suspended sentences after making similar defenses. The company itself was fined $ 7 million.

Meanwhile, the two men accused of starting the fraud, former presidents Masatoshi Kishimoto and Toshiro Shimoyama, have escaped all charges because, as reported by Kyodo News a couple of months ago, too much time has elapsed since their original crime. Oh well. If there’s any upside to this sorry saga, we guess it’s the fact that the whistleblower who lost his job after exposing the scandal, former CEO Michael Woodford, eventually saw some restitution.

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The 7 Worst Human Rights Abuses Committed By The New Xbox

It hates the poor, the military, and the Europeans, among others.

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LG Remains Committed To Nexus 4 Production, Even As New Nexus Rumors Swirl

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If you ’ ve been attempting to obtain your hands on a Nexus 4 (without signing an agreement, anyhow) then these past few weeks have probably been some fairly iffy ones. Even now they ’ re not available from the Google Play store, however LG France Communications Director Cathy Robin wishes to correct things out a bit — according to a meeting with her in Challenges. fr, LG remains devoted to the Nexus 4 and pegs some of the supply problems on Google ’ s suspicious foresight.

The full (and mildly kooky) Google translation can be found here for you non-francophone types, however the essence of Cathy ’ s argument is that it ’ s all a case of misallocated resources. Google obviously overestimated demand for Nexus Fours in some nations, taken too lightly need in others (she declares that strong projections for UK and German need caused a scarcity in France), and normally made some curious telephone calls when it involved where the lion ’ s share of Nexus Fours must wind up.

Strangely enough, Dan Cobley, Google UK ’ s Managing Supervisor stated in an apology on Google + in December that “ materials from the supplier are limited, and our interaction has been flawed, ” so it appears that Google is unwilling to shoulder the blame on their own. Gotta marvel how/if Google will react now that another LG representative has called them out (even if she states that she ’ s not outright criticizing Google).

In any case, she also rapidly minimized the (fairly damned silly) concept that LG would be waning production of the Nexus 4 just a few months after the device was formally launched to the world. If anything, production momentum is anticipated to choose up as we head into February, though there ’ s no informing exactly what sort of result Mobile World Congress (and its great deal of phone announcements) can mean for LG ’ s production priorities going forward. But is it all late?

It ’ s obvious that the Nexus 4 was made using LG ’ s one-time crown jewel the Optimus G as a base, however the Korean company is supposedly working on a successor to the gadget that (surprise surprise) should outclass the initial in a number of means. Rumors of a new Optimus with a 5-inch 1080p display have actually gotten a lot of steam thanks to reports from Korea ’ s MK Business Information, and a Might 2013 launch window has been bandied willing to choose them.

On the other hand, those rumors dovetail rather nicely with murmurs of brand-new LG Nexus hardware — particularly a Nexus 5 smartphone and a Nexus 7.7 tablet — that remain to make the rounds thanks to a post from Korean online forum Ruliweb. The purported spec sheets are absolutely nothing to sneeze at (both are said to sport the newly-announced Tegra 4 chipsets from NVIDIA, amongst other things), and the rumor du jour states that they ’ ll see the light of day at Google I/O in (dun dun dun!) Could 2013.

Is it feasible that Google and LG are preparing to push out much more equipment together on such brief notice? Sure — LG USA CMO James Fisher said at CES that the Nexus 4 was the first in the business ’ s “ expanding collaboration ” with Google after all, but that by itself shouldn ’ t be taken as gospel. Still, if the timing for both of these events pan out the means the rumors recommend, we might be looking at some fresh brand-new Nexus gadgets much quicker than expected, and the Nexus 4 may wind up an unintended casualty of change.

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Acer remains committed to developing Windows RT devices, despite CEO’s comments

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In a comment to Computerworld, an Acer spokeswoman confirmed that Windows RT devices remain on the company’s product roadmap, in spite of Acer CEO JT Wang’s turbulent posture on Microsoft’s upcoming Area tablet. Last week Wang provided a stern warning, claiming that Microsoft’s foray into the tablet area would certainly cause brands to “take an adverse response.” Just days later Wang reiterated that Microsoft’s tablet plans would certainly have an unfavorable effect on the PC environment, however his tone appeared to soften as he incorporated that Acer would certainly continue “boldy establishing associated tools.” Acer executives have actually been rather vocal challengers to the Area tablet whereas others, like HP and Lenovo, state Microsoft’s device is no hazard to their efforts. The coming …

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RIM’s Thorsten Heins answers Globe & Mail readers’ questions, is ‘absolutely committed’ to new timeline

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins did a fair bit of speaking with the media following the company’s latest dosage of bad news (in addition to penning his own op-ed), and he’s now gone one action further by replying to some readers’ questions for The World & Mail. While there’s expectedly not an entire great deal in the method of shocks, he did talk a bit more about the explanations for the BlackBerry 10 delay, mentioning that he “can still see a few of the joints,” and appears to have actually dismissed any sort of additional delays, stating that he is “definitely focused” to the brand-new timeline. He’s even ensured individuals that the business will certainly proceed to support BlackBerry 7 tools “into the future,” however restated that upgrading those tools to BB10 was out of the question. You can discover all of his solutions (10 of them) at the source link below.

RIM’s Thorsten Heins answers World & Mail readers’ questions, is ‘absolutely committed’ to brand-new timeline appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for usage of feeds.

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RIM: ‘We’re committed to the keyboard’

With all the gossip about BBX screens becoming more tablet-like and the rumored BlackBerry ‘London’ being QWERTY-less, lovers of the physical keyboard can be forgiven for getting antsy. Hey, we feel it too — after all, a BB’s thumb pad is as quintessential as Québécois poutine. So, we put the question straight to one of our buddies at RIM. His unhesitating (yet not totally unambiguous) reply? That RIM will “maintain choice within its product portfolio” and is “absolutely committed to building more great keyboard-based smartphones.” There you have it. Now, did someone mention cheesy fries?

RIM: ‘We’re committed to the keyboard’ originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 04:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google remains committed to TV business, expects more partners soon

Wondering what Mountain View has in store for Google TV — that half-baked content platform available on only a small handful of devices? Well, it’s not going away, apparently, and may even cross the Atlantic into Europe next year. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is currently making waves in Scotland, giving Edinburgh International Television Festival attendees a rather vague overview of what the next generation of Google TV may look like. Schmidt said that the service has yet to take off because it’s currently integrated with (a rather limited selection of) TVs, which we don’t tend to upgrade more than once or twice a decade. He added that additional hardware and content partners will be coming soon, though, and didn’t deny that Google TV could end up on Motorola cable boxes — an obvious move, given the company’s recent acquisition announcement. With widespread implementation and many more content partners, Google TV could definitely be a hit, but with ABC, NBC and CBS still unwilling to come onboard, the struggling service likely has a very rocky road ahead before it can be deemed a success.

Google remains committed to TV business, expects more partners soon originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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