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Microsoft eyeing Sundar Pichai as next CEO

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A new rumor states that Sundar Pichai could be in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.

It seems as though Microsoft hasn’t really been hunting for a new CEO as actively as they should be. But according to SiliconANGLE, they have their eyes on someone who would really do well in the company.

Microsoft receiving $2 Billion in profit from Android every year

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Microsoft’s profit from the smartphone industry should be coming from the Windows Phone platform, or so we thought. Business Insider has obtained information from Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund, who claims that patent royalties on the Android market made by Microsoft brings a massive $2 Billion profit. An estimated 95% of of revenue is in Microsoft’s gain, which is nearly all of the profit earned from Microsoft’s patent royalties.

Microsoft to release Office for Android in March 2013

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Microsoft plans to release an Android version of its Office software suite in the coming months, according to new reports. Set to arrive in March 2013, the popular document creator will also be offered across Symbian, iOS, and Microsoft Windows Phone. In addition to the native clients, Microsoft will also be creating new versions of Office Web Apps.

BGR Says Microsoft Is Working On Office For Android Tablets Due Out In November, We Hope It's True

microsoft androidYou know that guy "sources"? BGR does. The tech blog has heard from Sources that Microsoft is working on a tablet-optimized version of the Office suite, which is expected to land in November of this year. According to BGR, their source actually saw the app working on an iPad, and insisted it looked nearly identical to a leaked shot that Microsoft has since disavowed.

PSA: California's New App Privacy Policy Requirement Just Made Life Harder For Developers Everywhere, Here's What You Need To Know

agreePrivacy is a good thing in the digital world - you'll get no argument from me. I don't like my data floating around in cyberspace without my consent, but I also realize that much of what makes the internet (and computing generally) so great is that I can use my own judgment to decide who I will and will not trust with my information.

Things like app permissions, which have been a part of the Android package installation process for quite some time, are nice, but let's face it: 95% of us don't read them. And if we do, we may not even be sure what those permissions really entail, or how the app will use those permissions to gather information, or even what kind of information will actually be collected.

California's Attorney General decided he didn't like this, particularly after the whole Path debacle on iOS. So, he got Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and other mobile app providers together for a round-table discussion on the privacy of personal information gathered by apps. The end result of that meeting-of-the-minds was this agreement. The parts of importance to pull out are the following:

Windows Phone 7 demo on Android

Imagine running WP7 on your android device, just to get a feel of it or see how it is. Well now you can and it is fairly easy.

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