Elizabeth MontalbanoIDG News Service

Adobe to buy Omniture for $1.8 billion

Adobe has agreed to buy Web analytics company Omniture for $1.8 billion in cash.

Court overturns Microsoft's $358 million payment to Alcatel

Microsoft has won an appeal to overturn a $358 million award to Alcatel-Lucent in the latest ruling of an ongoing patent-infringement case

Microsoft: Making purchases not Bing's online focus

Microsoft on Monday downplayed a blog post that said the company designed the first iteration of Bing to help people find items to purchase online.

Microsoft, Nokia team to put Office apps on mobile phones

Microsoft and Nokia are working together to put a version of Microsoft's Office productivity applications on Nokia handsets.

Microsoft, Nokia may strike apps alliance Wednesday

Microsoft and Nokia will unveil an alliance Wednesday that will likely reveal a plan to deliver Microsoft Office applications on Nokia handsets.

Facebook buys FriendFeed

Facebook has agreed to purchase FriendFeed, which allows people to share links and media files on the Web in real time.

Facebook confirms DoS attack same day as Twitter

Popular social-networking site Facebook was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack Thursday.

Twitter taken down by denial-of-service attack

The popular micro-blogging site was unavailable Thursday as the company defended itself against the attack.

Microsoft details how to port iPhone apps to Windows Mobile

Microsoft has published a case study detailing how to port an iPhone app to Windows Mobile as it prepares to launch a mobile apps store.

Bing was tipping point in Microsoft-Yahoo deal

Microsoft's re-release of its search engine as Bing was likely the event that tipped the scales in favor of Yahoo agreeing to a deal, analysts said.

Microsoft signs search deal with Yahoo

Microsoft's Bing search engine will power Yahoo's search site, and Yahoo will sell premium search advertising services for both companies.

Google Chrome OS shows limitations of Android

Google's decision to create a new Internet-centric OS for netbooks shows the limitations of the Android mobile OS for netbooks and raises questions about its future on those devices.

Google OS may force Microsoft to reinvent Windows

Google's Chrome OS won't be an immediate threat to Windows, but it may force Microsoft to reinvent its operating system more quickly into a product that takes...

Opera CEO: Major US carrier deal imminent

The Opera Mini browser will soon have widespread distribution on mobile handsets in the U.S., according to the company's chief executive.

Microsoft removes projectile-vomiting IE8 ad from parts of the Web

Microsoft has removed an online advertisement for Internet Explorer 8 that showed a woman projectile vomiting because of complaints.