Microsoft Shuts off Mobile 2005 Rumor Mills

“Apple and Microsoft have something in common after all — both are attempting to stop bloggers from publishing information about upcoming technology.

“Peter Rojas, editor and co-founder of the popular technology blog Engadget.com, said there is an ‘ongoing situation’ over a post that went on his site Jan. 5. The article detailed some upcoming features rumored to be in Windows Mobile 2005 for Microsoft’s Pocket PCs and Smartphones.

“The post prompted a cease-and-desist letter, dated Tuesday, from intellectual property lawyer Cameron Alston of the law firm Covington & Burling. The letter to Engadget publisher Jason Calacanis stated the material found in the post infringed on Microsoft’s proprietary trade secrets.” [ Read more... ]