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Pichai stays put at Google, Microsoft chooses Nadella as new CEO

Microsoft, in announcing their new CEO, chose a traditional path. Satya Nadella has been around Redmond for 22 years, and has seen various changes over that time. He’s seen the growth of Microsoft, as well as the changing appetites of consumers. From desktop to notebooks, then netbooks to mobile, he’s seen it all in two decades of work.

Bing Rewards arrive for Android users

Bing Rewards has gone mobile. The search-based reward program has come available for Android users, as well as for iOS users. We tend to focus on the Android side here, but in this case it was hard to notice the Windows Phone support is still listed as "coming soon." Putting the platform availability to the side, Bing Rewards will let Android users search and earn, and also take advantage of offers from their smartphone or tablet.

Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll

Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.
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