x0d writes: "Google this morning disclosed in a blog post that it has acquired Quickoffice, a Plano, Texas company which offers software for editing, viewing and creating Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on a mobile device. Terms were not disclosed."
x0d writes: "Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe arguing that Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.51% and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google's Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft's technology. The Internet-search giant alleges that Microsoft and Nokia have entered into agreements that enable entities such as Canada-based Mosaid Technologies Inc. to legally enforce their patent rights and share the resulting revenue."
judgecorp writes: "Google has applied for the.lol domain in ICANN's sale of generic top level domains (gTLDs). Google also asked for.google,.docs, and.youtube at a cost of $185,000 each, in the round of applications which has finally closed. A glitch in the application system may have leaked some of applicants' data other applicants.."
x0d writes: "The Facebook spending spree may be continuing as a new report says the social networking giant might be looking to buy Norwegian company Opera Software. Now fully under the microscope of Wall Street as well as Main Street investors, Facebook is trying to solve its mobile monetizing problems and has been gobbling up various companies in recent months to increase its presence in the world of smartphones."
It doesn't even matter if it runs on iOS, Android or whatever. My brother actually bought into the hype and got himself a Galaxy Tab but had to sell it after about 3 months because he wasn't using it for anything other than occasional web browsing. The 'cool' factor wears off very quickly. Netbooks were better. At least those were still 'real' computers.