What powerful features will Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablets have for us in 2012? How much more clever will iOS get? The sky seems to be the limit in both cases. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for Microsoft.
How the FBI, DEA, and ICE scour Facebook, News Corp. buys own shares, Google's Offers deal site hits NYC, Plus may hit 10 million users today, and Steve Ballmer admits Windows Phone failings. This and more surprising/important news from your Fast Company editors, with updates all day.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may have misspoken when he said Windows 8 was coming in 2012, but now we hear MS will definitely demo a Windows 8 tablet PC next week. So its anti-Apple plans will get their first real public airing—just don't expect Ballmer to be there.
On this day in history the Treaty of Gandamak established the Afghan state, the first major oil strike happened in the Middle East, and the first session of the House Un-American Activities began. That was then, and this is now—here's what's happening today:
In a somewhat shocking move, Nokia revealed all its plans (and its dirty laundry) this morning, well ahead of its Strategy and Financial briefing in London. Yes it's partnering with Microsoft, yes it's shaking up management. But its other OSs aren't being ditched—is that a bad move?