Noon News: ViewSonic Signs Deal with Microsoft, Everything Everywhere Mobile TV, All-in-One Touchscreen PC from HP

Microsoft has pressured another Android device maker ViewSonic into signing a patent licensing agreement with it, which covers ViewSonic’s Android and Chrome OS based devices. The intricacies of the deal have not been disclosed but it is obvious that ViewSonic will be paying a royalty fees to Microsoft on every Android and Chrome OS based device it sells.

Everything Everywhere announced on Wednesday that it is enhancing the company’s mobile TV platform with the introduction of live video streaming content. The move was taken by the company with the hope that the number of mobile TV subscribers within the country is going to increase by almost six times in the coming 3 years alone.

Linda Zecher, Microsoft's corporate vice president of the Worldwide Public Sector, is the latest in line of key Microsoft executives to leave the company this week. Zecher, who had been Microsoft since 2003, has left the software giant to become the new chief executive officer of publishing giant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Before she came to Microsoft, Linda was a vice president at Oracle.

Technology giant Google Inc. has acquired Zagat, a leading restaurant rating publisher in the US, the company announced. Google said that the acquisition is primarily aimed at beefing up its local business and online mapping services with quality and trustworthy reviews as well as recommendations.

HP has announced a new all-in-one computer aimed at businesses called the TouchSmart Elite 7320; it should go on sale towards the end of September in the US with a suggested retail price of $850 for the base unit. The product features a 21.5-inch full HD touchscreen LED backlit display, Wi-Fi, two USB 3.0 ports (plus four USB 2.0 ones), a multi-card reader and is powered by one of Intel's second generation Core processors.