Steven Sinofsky, head of Microsoft's Window's division has left the company with immediate effect.
(image) Windows Live Messenger to be replaced by Skype
(image) Microsoft and Nokia are set to debut the brand new Windows 8 smartphone just one week before the rumoured release of the iPhone 5 at a joint media event on 5th September.
(image) Microsoft's Bing search engine will soon launch a personalised search sidebar that features data from Facebook and other social platforms.
(image) Microsoft has banned Pirate Bay links from being sent on its instant messaging service, Windows Live Messenger.
(image) Redmond's search outlet has plugged in action buttons that allow users to book flights, rent cars and more directly from SERPs.
(image) Yahoo!'s top brass are hustling to secure a mutual ad-selling arrangement with Microsoft and AOL in a bid to stop Facebook from sky-rocketing to the top of the US display advertising market.
(image) Google+ users will now have access to related content from their connections when they search.
(image) Mango, Microsoft's anticipated answer to Android and iPhone mobile operating systems, could be released to an international market on 1 September if rumours prove true.
(image) Google's griped that Microsoft and Apple are hindering the success of Android with orchestrated attacks, amid the news that half of Blighty's teens and a third of adults currently use smart phones.