An Old Enemy Resurfaces, Windows 8 Leaks, Kin’s Demise

First came the appearance of an old enemy: in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, has retained David Boies, who represented the Justice Department in its historic antitrust lawsuit against the software giant, as counsel. That lawsuit can be seen as a response to Microsoft’s own intellectual-property suit filed in May against the cloud-computing company.

Although Microsoft’s subsequent relationship with the Justice Department has become far more nuanced, with Microsoft executives complaining to regulators about their rivals’ business practices, chances are good that Boies is still roundly hated in certain corners of Redmond.

Then came the alleged leaks about Windows 8. The cloud will be a big part of Windows 8,
at least according to an alleged internal slide deck that leaked online
this week, detailing Microsoft’s discussions about the next-generation
operating system.

On June 26, a Website called Microsoft Journal–which subsequently
disappeared from its Windows Live Spaces host site–posted what it
described as a leaked slide deck, dated April 2010, detailing internal
discussions about Windows 8. Among the features apparently under
consideration: ultra-fast booting, a “Microsoft Store” for downloading
apps, fuller cloud integration, and the use of facial recognition for

And then, of course, there is the death knell for the widely-touted but short-lived Kin smartphone.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Windows 8 Rumors, Kin Death Marked Microsoft Week

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