Neowin News Feed for: License Neowin News Feed for: License en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Forza Motorsport 7 is being removed from storefronts in September <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Turn 10 Studios has announced that Forza Motorsport 7 is being delisted from the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass, just four years after launch due to expiration of licenses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:58:01 +0000 Samsung receives approval from U.S. government to supply display panels to Huawei <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Display can now supply smartphone OLED panels to Huawei as it has received the necessary license from the U.S. Department of Commerce after the latter imposed export curbs on Huawei. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rajesh Pandey) Tue, 27 Oct 2020 05:14:02 +0000 Google Images adds new features to make it easier to license photos <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Images is now making it more convenient to look for photos to use for projects in a responsible manner without worrying about infringing on the copyrights of image creators. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jefferson Mangubat) Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:28:01 +0000 FSFE urges Denmark to make its contact tracing app free software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Free Software Foundation Europe has urged Denmark to put its new contact tracing app, Smittestop, under a free software license. The WHO and the EU have both urged countries to do the same. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:40:01 +0000 UK drone owners have until the end of the month to register for a license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Those with drones weighing more than 250g in the UK will have to make sure they register for a license by the end of November. The license has seen a price reduction from £16.50 to £9. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 05 Nov 2019 03:48:01 +0000 U.S. sales with Huawei could resume in just two weeks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. government may start issuing licenses to trade with Huawei in two to four weeks. Huawei was added to the Commerce Department&#039;s blacklist back in May, hampering the firm&#039;s ability to operate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:38:01 +0000 UK set to implement a new drone license fee of £16.50 from October <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK&#039;s Civil Aviation Authority is consulting on a new license which will see drone operators pay an annual fee of £16.50. New EU rules require member states to keep a list of drone operators. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:38:01 +0000 Uber on target for 2019 IPO according to its CEO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber could go public sometime in 2019 according to its chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi. Others with knowledge on the topic suggest that the firm could go public in the second half of 2019. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 31 May 2018 19:28:02 +0000 Uber snaps up Amazon exec to head UK ops amid license issue in London <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber has finally found a permanent replacement for its Northern and Eastern Europe operations job. The role has been vacant since last October when the then incumbent, Jo Bertram, resigned. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 14 May 2018 17:52:01 +0000 Uber faces a UK-wide problem as a third city rejects renewing its license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Licensing authorities in York have joined Sheffield and London in not awarding a renewed operating license to ride-hailing service, Uber. The recent data breach revelation informed York&#039;s decision. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:58:01 +0000 Uber's Northern Europe boss to quit amid license saga <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jo Bertram, the Uber executive who oversees operations in the UK, is set to leave the company. The news came via an email by Bertram where she explained that she was leaving the company in weeks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:20:01 +0000 Uber's new CEO apologises on behalf of the company <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber&#039;s new CEO has taken to the London newspaper, the Evening Standard, to apologize for the company&#039;s conduct in recent years but that it will fight back against the decision to revoke its license. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:26:01 +0000 Licensed to hack: Singapore looks into registration scheme for ethical hackers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Singapore is currently taking feedback on a new cybersecurity bill which will require ethical hackers to be licensed before undertaking their work. The law could benefit both hackers and companies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:28:01 +0000 Microsoft reportedly validating Windows 10 Pro licenses bought for $2 due to Store bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Users who purchased Windows 10 Pro licenses for a measly $2 due to a bug in Microsoft&#039;s online Store are being able to activate their license without paying the full price. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:20:01 +0000 Microsoft reveals first official international pricing info for Windows 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun informing its customers how much it will cost to buy a Windows 10 Home license for those not eligible for the free upgrade offer, including information on prices outside of the US. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:22:37 +0000 Upgrading to Windows 10 on pirated versions won't get you a valid license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new statement from Microsoft, the company isn&#039;t actually looking to upgrade pirated Windows versions to a licensed Windows 10. Instead those who upgrade will remain unlicensed pirates. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:34:01 +0000 Microsoft finally offers Windows 7 ISO downloads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After many years since it originally launched, Microsoft is finally offering users a way to legally download a digital copy of the Windows 7 install disc. Of course, users will still need a license. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:08:01 +0000 Microsoft will make $3.4 billion from Android in 2013 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Through a royalties deal with Samsung, HTC, LG and more, Microsoft are making an estimated $8 from every Android device sold, putting revenue in 2013 at $3.4b. This could increase to $9b in 2017. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Thu, 09 May 2013 20:40:59 +0000 Nokia will end up owing $650 million to Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797776156news-logos-nokia-solid--blue.png" alt="" /></div>According to the latest financial report filed by Nokia the company will end up owing Microsoft $650 million. This money represents royalties that Nokia pays to use Windows Phone on their smartphones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:04:30 +0000 Samsung wins the right to view the Apple/HTC licensing deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1018765109Apple_Samsung_Scales_Justice.jpg" alt="" /></div>Samsung has finally caught a break in the US courts, regarding the patent war with Apple. A US judge has ordered Apple to reveal the full details of its licensing deal with HTC to Samsung&#039;s attorneys. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:31:19 +0000 HTC shares up following Apple licensing agreement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/11277449467908340921.jpg" alt="" /></div>HTC might just survive the assault that Apple and Samsung have launched in the mobile space, with shares up following the announcement of a 10 year license agreement with Apple. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:51:27 +0000 Windows 8 Licenses showing up in Microsoft's VLSC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We are only a few days away from Microsoft&#039;s public timeline that Windows 8 will hit RTM in the first week of August, on that note, Windows 8 licensing has shown up in the Volume License Center. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:21:24 +0000 If true, Microsoft is damning Windows RT tablets before they hit retail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13964492348.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new report suggests that Microsoft is charging manufacturers $85 for each Windows RT license, which will place a major hurdle in front of vendors who want cheap tablets to compete with the iPad. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 13 Jun 2012 01:35:11 +0000 Google's self-driving car now legal in Nevada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google&#039;s self-driving car has been driving the streets of California for a while with a spotless record. Now the car is legally allowed to operate in Nevada - with some restrictions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Tue, 08 May 2012 13:28:00 +0000 ZTE reveals cost of Windows Phone OS licensing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1213627063wp.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has been careful to avoid publicising the cost to manufacturers of licensing the Windows Phone OS for each handset - but an executive from ZTE has now revealed the charge for each licence. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:21:23 +0000 nVidia licenses SLI for AMD motherboards <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tom Petersen over at the official company blog has announced that nVidia, the graphics technology company, has decided to license its technology to a selection of motherboard companies for the upcoming 900 range of chipsets.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:36:01 +0000 Did you know: Microsoft Office is licensed for two PCs? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a twitter reply by Microsoft Australia (MSAU) today, we were reminded of a Microsoft Office license term that many people aren't aware of. The reply to a tweeted question stated that whilst the Home... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brody McKee) Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:56:12 +0000 150 Million copies of Windows 7 sold, seven copies every second <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/3937633081186638369af.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said on Wednesday that it had sold 150 Million licenses of Windows 7, seven copies every second. The extraordinary fact was announced on the Windows Team Blog by Microsoft blogger Brandon LeBlanc. &quot;We are excited... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 24 Jun 2010 02:45:04 +0000 Virtualizing Windows may violate your license requirements <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/622870844microsoft-court.jpg" alt="" /></div>Parallels, a nifty piece of software that puts simple OS virtualization into the hands of the average desktop user, released a product dedicated to helping people upgrade from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 26 May 2010 13:10:41 +0000 Lord of the Rings game rights return to Warner Bros <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1004247776ea logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>EA Games have left a license deal, which gives them the rights to Lord of the Rings, to expire, meaning that the rights now go back to Warner Bros, and that EA will be publishing... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Alderwick) Fri, 13 Mar 2009 22:33:47 +0000 Surprises in the Windows 7 license agreement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7horiz.png" alt="" /></div>Over the weekend, many Windows 7 lovers have been busy looking into the wild and Ed Bott, ZDNet blogger, was not an exception. Bott has found some interesting information in the Windows 7 license agreement(EULA).... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Tue, 30 Dec 2008 07:00:37 +0000 PNY Signs License Agreement with SanDisk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SanDisk Corporation and PNY Technologies today announced that PNY has signed a patent cross-license agreement with SanDisk to settle patent cases filed by SanDisk last year in Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 04 Jan 2008 00:59:52 +0000 Microsoft Releases FastCGI for IIS Under Go Live License <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has made the third beta release of FastCGI for Internet Information Services available under its free Go Live license, which means that customers can now deploy the production-quality release on Windows Server 2003. FastCGI... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:45:57 +0000 InterDigital Inks License Deal with Apple <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wireless technology firm InterDigital Inc. said it signed a seven-year licensing agreement to provide technology for Apple Inc.'s first cell phone, the iPhone. The Pennsylvania-based company did not say how much it expects from the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 08 Sep 2007 22:53:36 +0000 SiS announces chipset license deal with Intel <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) on March 28 announced that it has signed a long-term licensing contract with Intel for the manufacture and sale of chipsets for the Intel Core 2 Quad processor with 1333MHz front... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:46:12 +0000 Microsoft Tightens Vista Transfer Rights Under New License <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said today it will limit the number of machines to which users can transfer the Windows Vista OS licenses, to just one system beyond the original PC. When Windows Vista is available, consumers will... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 17 Oct 2006 10:31:11 +0000 More on Volume License Key changes, end to VLK piracy? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;Corporate Edition&quot; versions of Windows have been the blessing of both IT workers and casual pirates since the days of Windows 95, when the operating system first started asking for a license key on installation.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 28 Jun 2006 11:00:05 +0000 Activision Acquires James Bond License <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Number-two publisher takes over spy-film-inspired game license after archrival Electronic Arts ends agreement; now holds PC, handheld, and console rights until 2014. Since 2002, Electronic Arts has held the license to publish games based... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 May 2006 22:34:02 +0000 Intel Wins Vietnam License for Chip Plant <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vietnam has approved the issue of a license to Intel Corp, the world's largest microchip maker, to build a $605 million plant to produce chips and computer parts in a deal that officials hope could... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:20:00 +0000 Bethesda Softworks obtains Star Trek license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bethesda Softworks, the developers of the upcoming mega-hit in the making Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, announced today that they had obtained the license to the Star Trek universe for all consoles, handhelds and the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 25 Jan 2006 05:02:35 +0000