Snippet: Microsoft Forced to Rename SkyDrive ☇

Shared on July 31, 2013

Tom Warren for The Verge:

A UK court recently ruled that Microsoft’s SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), and the software maker has agreed to change the name of its cloud-based service. In a settlement issued on Wednesday, BSkyB notes that Microsoft will not appeal the court ruling and that the company will allow Microsoft to continue using the brand “for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand.”

I feel a bit bad for Microsoft in this situation since the SkyDrive seemed to be catching on. Still, how long would it have been until they renamed it anyway (Just ask Hotmail, Windows Live, Metro, Windows CE, Messenger)?

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