Peter Plaschka

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Microsoft considers free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to battle Android

Redmond wants to counter Mountain View<p>Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson. We …


Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

So, is Nokia really working on an Android-based phone, and would Microsoft really go ahead with such a device?<p>The answer to the first one is …

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In The Philippines, Signs Of Hope As Relief Efforts Pick Up

A little over a week after a major typhoon devastated parts of the Philippines, there is some reason for hope today.<p>NPR's Russell Lewis, who has been trying to get to Tacloban all week, points us to the front page of today's <i>The Philippine Star</i>: "Aid Delivery To Leyte, Samar Speeding Up" the main …