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Giants like Microsoft face the same challenges that doomed companies like Polaroid, says Alan MacCormack.
Windows 8 gets a lot right, but Microsoft’s determination to offer computer and mobile users the same interface makes the operating system somewhat weird.
Microsoft’s CEO explains what Windows 8 means to his company.
A mobile version of the world’s most widely used Linux operating system shows promise, but it will face stiff competition.
Prototype software can give early warnings of disease or violence outbreaks by spotting clues in news reports.
The approach could help keep laptops relevant—if intuitive applications can be found.
Some car apps will mirror mobile ones, while others will add new functionality, the auto giants say.
One basic market trend—consumers’ rapidly shifting attention to mobile devices—forced many Web, software, and hardware companies to take big risks this year.
A Microsoft Research project offloads data and calculations to save battery life.