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Microsoft has purchased "PhoneFactor," a provider of phone-based, two-factor authentication offerings, for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced on October 4.For those of you not familiar "PhoneFactor, is an industry leader in phone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) and their solutions bring a unique blend of security and convenience to our developers, partners and customers." The current […]

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have settled their patent litigation, and moving forward, as both the companies formed a strategic partnership, to accelerate the transition to e-reading, through a new subsidiary "Newco," which'll bring together the digital and College businesses of Barnes & Noble.Among others, one benefits for customers will be a NOOK application for […]

BREAKING: U.S. files price- fixing antitrust lawsuit against Apple, Hachette over eBook pricing | bloomberg.com-- Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) April 11, 2012The US Justice Department today filed a antitrust lawsuit in a New York district court against Apple and publishers Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster over alleged eBook price-fixing. The federal suit, […]

Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps with long overdue usability enhancements and new design and functionality improvements including the swipe shortcut.Twitter for iOS version 4.1, brings back the handy swipe shortcut: Just swipe a tweet in your home timeline to reply to, retweet, favorite or share it, or view the Twitter user's profile, […]

According to a lates Nielsen study, "aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail are the most used among U.S. Android users 18 years and older." Nielsen analyzed the data from on-device meters on thousands of Android smartphones."While many of the top 20 apps, including: Pandora and two versions of the […]

Microsoft has been offering a collection of free e-books to customers interested in getting insight into a range of its technologies for over half a year now, and the company is upping the ante, by providing new flavors of the resources tailored to mobile devices."Until now, the 9 free ebooks were only available in PDF […]

Just a day after, Kobo introduced the "Kobo eReader" Touch Edition which's bound for Borders in the U.S. and Indigo in Canada later this month for $129.99. And, today, Barnes and Noble unveiled its new touchscreen "Nook Simple" Touch e-reader. Like the Kobo Touch Edition, Nook Simple Touch has a 6-inch display with infrared touch capability, […]

Barnes & Noble has filed its response to Microsoft's claim from earlier this year that the Android-based Nook e-reader violates Microsoft patents -- complete with allegations around Microsoft's tactics around patent-enforcement tactics and royalty-charging plans -- saying that the software giant is using the legal system to try to eliminate competition for its Windows Phone […]