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Microsoft recently requested the trademark application from Apple on the name “App Store” be denied by the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming the term was too generic and that they believe competitors should be able to use the term.
Apple has not yet commented on this appeal. (via PC World)
You can read Microsoft’s filing here.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, delivered news that Kinect sales had exceeded initial sales projections at his keynote today. They sold over 8 million Kinect units within 60 days of the release date, making the product a huge hit.
Verizon Wireless announced an update coming to their email app, Mobile Email 4.0, earlier this month. The application allows users to connect their regular phones (non-smartphones) to Microsoft’s Exchange, push email, and leverage an integrated contact list. The service cost is roughly $5 per month and is only available to users who have a data plan of at least $15 per month.
Unfortunately, this software is only compatible with a handful of phones at this time. (via Verizon)