Microsoft Corp. is deepening a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., integrating Office applications with Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy Note 10 as Microsoft tries to get more customers to use Office on mobile phones.
The start of broad government antitrust investigations into the U.S. technology industry has revived questions about Apple Inc. and Google’s dominance of app stores and the fees they charge to developers.
For the first time, Apple will let developers re-work their iPad applications so they can run on Mac computers. This will help revive the Mac app ecosystem and begin a broader convergence of Apple’s different software platforms.
Apple Inc.’s former head of App Store approvals said he’s worried about competition between the company and developers, and even recalled board member Al Gore asking about a controversial app approval.