Microsoft’s ‘Metro’ switcheroo traced to trademark dispute

For a long time now, Microsoft has been using the phrase “Metro” to refer to the new design style being adopted across the company’s products, including the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. But the company has abruptly stopped using the term, telling employees and partners that the preferred phrase is now “Windows 8 style UI,”… Read More


Comments of the week: Will this phone really take off?

The best comments, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week… “Do you have to turn off *this* phone during takeoff and landing?” –GeekWire reader Lawrence Lam commenting on news that aerospace giant Boeing plans to develop a new phone based on the Android operating system. “I hope the phone takes off. Pun intended.”–GeekWire reader… Read More