Author: Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.

Nintendo Belatedly Embraces Mobile

by Paul Thurrott

A growing failure in the market for video game consoles it once dominated, Nintendo will finally turn its attention to mobile devices. The video game firm announced Tuesday morning that it is partnering with Tokyo-based DeNA to jointly develop games for smart phones and other devices. "Both companies will develop and operate new game apps… Read More

Don’t FREAK Out: Microsoft Patches Publicized Flaws

by Paul Thurrott

As part of its normal monthly Patch Tuesday, Microsoft this week patched the widely publicized FREAK flaw in all supported Windows versions. Overall, the software giant issued 14 separate security bulletins—all but two of which are for Windows—and fixed over 40 vulnerabilities. When the FREAK—for "Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys"—vulnerability was first disclosed a few… Read More

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    Microsoft Sues Kyocera for Patent Infringement

    by Paul Thurrott

    Microsoft is suing Kyocera, a Japanese consumer electronics maker whose Android products it says are infringing on seven Microsoft patents. Kyocera is one of only a handful of Android device makers to refuse to license Microsoft's relevant patents, following firms such as Motorola and Barnes & Noble, the latter of which eventually settled. "Among [the]… Read More

    Google+ is Dead, Long Live Google+

    by Paul Thurrott

    Google quietly revealed last week that its unpopular Google+ social networking service is going to be split into multiple separate services, including Google Streams, Google Photos and Google Hangouts. The move follows a difficult few years for Google+, which was once seen as a connective layer across many of Google's services for individuals. "The rumors… Read More