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Ford expected to drop Microsoft, use BlackBerry QNX in next-gen Sync

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Ford Sync system will be based on BlackBerry's QNX and no longer use Microsoft Windows, following the automaker' struggles with in-car technology glitches, according to people briefed on the matter.... Read More »

 

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JLR, Mercedes seek tech edge from new r&d centers along U.S. west coast

Jan. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
Europe's premium automakers are opening r&d centers on the U.S. west coast to be close to some of the brightest technology developers in the world.... Read More »

 

And now, speculation on Mulally speculation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Alan Mulally ended months of speculation that he will leave Ford to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.... Read More »

 

Microsoft expects to name new CEO in early 2014

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
The board member leading Microsoft's search for a new chief executive expects an appointment to be made early next year, the first time the company's board has been so specific on timing.... Read More »

 

Ford board to press Mulally on future plans, report says

6:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Ford's board of directors plans to press CEO Alan Mulally as early as this week for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the CEO post at Microsoft.... Read More »

 

Firm created by Microsoft co-founder invests $30M in TrueCar

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
TrueCar, reportedly considering an initial public offering next year, said Vulcan Capital -- a private equity firm created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- has invested $30 million in the vehicle-shopping site.... Read More »

 

Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it isn't true.... Read More »

 

Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it ain't so.... Read More »

 

Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Ford, trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet “connected-car” features to be as seamless as smartphone apps.... Read More »

 

Mulally makes short list of candidates for Microsoft CEO, report says

10:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Microsoft has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace CEO Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter.... Read More »

 

Mulally says he's staying at Ford, but bloggers remain restless

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Alan Mulally insists he will remain at Ford through at least 2014, but ever since he was cited as a possible successor to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the tech press and mainstream media can't get enough of the story.... Read More »

 

Ford board to discuss Mulally's plans this week as Microsoft searches, report says

Oct. 6, 2013 20:49 CET
Ford directors gathering this week are likely to discuss the future plans of CEO Alan Mulally, who is being considered for the top job at Microsoft, according to a person familiar with the board's thinking.... Read More »

 

Ford directors to discuss CEO plans as Microsoft searches, report says

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2013
Ford directors gathering this week are likely to discuss the future plans of CEO Alan Mulally, who is being considered for the top job at Microsoft, according to a person familiar with the board's thinking.... Read More »

 

Apple vies for more dashboard space as tech competition grows

7:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2013
While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it’s vying for dashboard space held by Microsoft, BlackBerry and Pandora Media.... Read More »

 

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Jury's out on hands-free

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
As Apple squares off with Microsoft to determine which will become the dominant operating system for in-vehicle infotainment programs, there is another factor to consider. A study backed by AAA and conducted by the University of Utah found that some hands-free functions can be nearly as distracting to drivers as talking on a hand-held cellphone.... Read More »

 

Microsoft: Chrysler has plans for our infotainment system

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Chrysler Group is equipping some of its lower-trim vehicles with a Microsoft-based infotainment system used by Fiat -- and, according to the software maker, more vehicles are on the way.... Read More »

 

Microsoft wants to become key player in auto software

May 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Having reshaped a big piece of the world's economy around its Windows software, Microsoft now wants to do the same thing in the car business. What the Seattle giant sees there says as much about the future of cars as it does about itself.... Read More »

 

Microsoft wants to become key player in auto software

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Having reshaped a big piece of the world's economy around its Windows software, Microsoft Corp. now wants to do the same thing in the car business. What the Seattle giant sees there says as much about the future of cars as it does about itself.... Read More »

 

How cars will get more helpful

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Technologies already exist that will allow cars of the future to perform new tricks to wow consumers. The first challenge, according to auto technology companies such as Microsoft Corp. is to refine their execution... Read More »

 

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