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  • Blog Post: Microsoft to introduce features to protect Windows Phone users

    Posted by Fred Humphries Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Over recent months, Microsoft has been working with others in the wireless industry to develop voluntary principles for implementing more robust theft-deterrent technologies in smartphones. As a result of this work, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The FTC and Google: A Missed Opportunity

    Posted by Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft The FTC took steps today to address some of Google’s improper business practices. We find it troubling that the agency did not adhere to its own standard procedures that call for the agency to obtain industry input...
  • Blog Post: The limits of Google’s openness

    Posted by David Howard Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust, Microsoft You may be wondering what happened to the YouTube app for Windows Phone. Last May, after we launched a much improved app on our platform, Google objected on a number of grounds. We took...
  • Blog Post: Still Seeking Resolution to Search Competition Issues

    Posted by Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Two years ago, Microsoft applauded the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission when they opened their antitrust investigations into Google’s business practices. We believed then, as we do now, that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shares Source Code for Wi-Fi Data Collection Software

    Posted by Reid Kuhn Partner Group Program Manager, Windows Phone Engineering Team, Microsoft There continues to be a high level of public interest in how and why companies collect Wi-Fi access point information. Windows Phone division president Andy Lees recently talked about the privacy principles...
  • Blog Post: Our Licensing Deal with Samsung: How IP Drives Innovation and Collaboration

    Posted by Brad Smith & Horacio Gutierrez General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Samsung that will provide coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets. The agreement...