Windows 8 Coming in 2012. Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer on Monday confirmed that Windows 8 will be available in 2012.
Microsoft denies Intel statements about Windows 8 on ARM. Microsoft last week denied statements made by Intel executives about Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on ARM processors, calling them “factually inaccurate.”
Rackspace offers hosted virtual desktops from Citrix. Rackspace announced Monday that it is offering hosted Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, hoping to make using virtual desktops easier.
Jive buys OffiSync to deepen links with Microsoft apps. Jive Software has acquired OffiSync, whose technology links Microsoft desktop applications with cloud-based enterprise social collaboration suites.
ARM chases server opportunities for low-power processors. ARM Holdings is seeking the support of software makers for its plan to put its low-power processors in servers.
Fusion-io is going public. Fusion-io, the company that makes SSDs for companies like Facebook, is planning a bigger-sized initial public offering.
Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck. Twitter has reached an agreement to acquire TweetDeck, a Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, for $40 million in cash and stock.
Amazon adds electronics to Trade-Ins. Amazon last Thursday expanded its Trade-In program to include electronics, allowing consumers to ship gadgets to the online retailer for free in exchange for a gift card.
Microsoft blasts EU antitrust fine in appeals hearing. Calling it "excessive," Microsoft this week criticized in an appeals hearing the 899 million euro fine imposed three years ago by EU antitrust regulators on Microsoft for failing to comply with a court order.
ISuppli warns explosion at China plant may slow iPad production. iPad manufacturer Foxconn last week suspended operations at its facility in Chengdu, China after a fatal explosion, which could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple’s iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter.