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Microsoft to change SkyDrive name after losing trademark dispute with BSkyB

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Remember a while ago when Microsoft lost a trademark dispute over its naming of the Metro UI? Well, call it Deja Vu, but they’ve done it again. The company’s popular cloud storage platform, SkyDrive, will see its name being changed in the near future after losing a trademark dispute with British Sky Broadcasting over the SkyDrive name.

A court has ruled in favour of BSkyB over a trademark dispute with Microsoft over the Redmond giant’s use of the SkyDrive name for their popular cloud storage platform. Microsoft has been granted an undisclosed period of time after which they will have to change the SkyDrive name to something else in order to not infringe on BSkyB’s trademark. The internet has gone in a new naming frenzy with a popular name on The Verge being ‘BallmerDrive’ which obviously takes a stab at Microsoft’s CEO, but more likely suggestions include Bing Drive and XBox Drive, but of course in the end it will be up to Redmond’s top brass to make the final call.

It remains to be seen what the new name will be as well as how smooth a transition it will be from SkyDrive. Of course there is going to be a few confused souls running around. Sadly, Microsoft has no immediate plans to appeal the judgement, so change is imminent.

Written by Dion Guillaume

July 31st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Microsoft financial results confirms Surface RT failure, close to $1 billion wasted

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Microsoft’s Surface RT, and Windows RT for that matter, was doomed from the start. Recent price cuts confirmed it, but nothing quite says it like an official figure inside Microsoft’s latest financial results, showing just how much of a failure the Surface RT turned out to be.

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July 19th, 2013 at 10:16 am

Surface RT price cuts continue, UK & Australia join US

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As Microsoft undergoes some internal restructuring, they are more than likely to have realized once and for all that Windows RT and the Surface RT was doomed from the start. So, what now? A sale, that’s what.

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July 15th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Surface RT to get $150 price cut on Sunday, no one cares

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Windows RT hasn’t really gotten any traction, nor has Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and other offerings, thus it could only have been a matter of time until discounts started.

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July 12th, 2013 at 10:26 am

Microsoft tries to make the Surface Pro more attractive with new 256GB offering and more

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The Microsoft Surface proved to be a failure thanks to Windows RT and the overpriced Surface Pro has failed to capture the market as much as Microsoft has hoped. So, Redmond has stepped up their game with an even more expensive version that they launched in Japan today, a 256GB variant of the Surface Pro.

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May 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Microsoft XBox One unveiled, Halo TV series and more to come

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Microsoft last night unveiled the successor to their eight year-old XBox 360 console, which still remains the best selling console in the US. The new XBox One brings along BluRay support, video streaming, a new generation of games and the sad news that XBox 360 games will not be supported.

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May 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

Microsoft supposedly preparing 7.5-inch Surface tablet for 2014

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Rumours will be rumours, and the latest brings a juicy bit of information. Microsoft is supposedly preparing a 7.5-inch Surface tablet that will be produced in the masses to take on the likes of Apple’s iPad Mini and Asus’ Google Nexus 7 which have both proven to be quite successful ‘small’ tablets.

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May 2nd, 2013 at 8:07 am

XBox 360 best selling console for 27th month in a row in the US

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Despite rumours of a successor being on the horizon, the XBox 360 has remained the best selling console on the market for the 27th month in a row.

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April 19th, 2013 at 8:25 am

Microsoft smart watch in development

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Microsoft has been rumoured to join in on the smart watch bandwagon (again), but until now nothing has indicated that that was true. Wall Street Journal sources have confirmed that Microsoft is developing a new smart watch after the failure of their SPOT program which included smart watches in it lineup.

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April 15th, 2013 at 10:36 am

Microsoft set to take on the likes of the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and iPad Mini with 7-inch Surface RT?

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Microsoft’s Surface RT was dead on arrival, it lacked many of the applications its competitors offered, it didn’t offer half as much features as its desktop counterpart did and Microsoft didn’t even provide a proper Office suite for the platform, but that hasn’t stopped them from preparing a next generation of Windows RT devices.

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April 11th, 2013 at 11:15 am