Tech Crawl: Microsoft extends Windows platform to iOS and Android phones

Plus Fidelity leads $65 million investment in Spring app and judge asks for investigation into trade secret lawsuit between Google and Uber.

Posted May 12th, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve survived another week dominated by Trump news (the firing of FBI Director James Comey).

In the tech world, here’s what everyone is talking about today: 

Microsoft wants to extend Windows 10 platform to iPhones or Android phone 

Microsoft unveiled on Thursday an update to Windows 10 that will allow people to sync the operating system with mobile devices that use iOS or Android operating system

Bloomberg says one example of how this might work is a Windows PC user can save something to a clipboard, and find it on their phone later. ITunes will also be available on Apple’s App Store. 

Fidelity makes $65 million investment in e-commerce Spring app 

Mutual fund company Fidelity Investments is betting that a three-year-old startup called Spring could pose a big challenge to traditional department stores

The company led a $65 million investment in Spring, which has now raised $100 million total. 

Judge asks for investigation in Google vs. Uber trade secret claims 

A judge asked federal prosecutors to investigate Uber Technologies Inc. for the potential theft of trade secrets from Google, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Google and Uber are currently engaged in a lawsuit over driverless car technology. A U.S. District Judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate Google’s claims that one of its former engineers stole 14,000 documents related to self-driving cars before being hire at Uber.