Source: Yahoo BizNews
Smoothing communication among the 22 agencies to be joined under the Department of Homeland Security Jan. 24 is a top concern for the government - and for Microsoft Corp. The agencies have different networks, servers, software and hardware, but Microsoft sells to most, if not all, of them. This gives the Redmond, Wash., software giant a pivotal role in the effort to create an efficient Homeland Security communications network, say industry observers and analysts.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Microsoft Corp. executives have called the open-source software Linux a cancer. They've even described the increasingly popular operating system — an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary Windows — as un-American.
But now they're hoping to attach a different word: costly.
British mobile phone maker Sendo said on Monday it had filed suit in U.S. federal court against its former partner Microsoft in a dispute over intellectual property.
"Sendo believes the allegations are serious and substantial," a Sendo spokeswoman told Reuters.