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  • Microsoft: Party Like It's 1999 [View article]
    Thank you, dezee. Apps are overrated. That's why I call them crapps.
    I have several crapps on my iPhone, and I keep forgetting that they are there...so I end up using the web anyway.
    Sep 23, 2014. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Satya Nadella Be Microsoft's Steve Jobs? [View article]
    I agree wil3714, the IBM-AAPL deal sounds quite embarrassing for AAPL,
    as it constitutes an admission of defeat. AAPL cannot get into enterprise as a service provider, so they team up with IBM to "squeeze" themselves into corporate as a "device provider".

    AAPL is selling hot dogs at the big game!

    Jobs would never had made such an agreement.
    Jul 17, 2014. 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Satya Nadella Be Microsoft's Steve Jobs? [View article]
    The AAPL - IBM deal means nothing to MSFT.

    Hmmm...A corporate executive is thinking: "Should I go with IBM or MSFT?". "I think I'll go with IBM because I'll be using iPhones and iPads".

    That is the delusion.
    Jul 16, 2014. 04:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Satya Nadella Be Microsoft's Steve Jobs? [View article]
    Nadella has a long way to go before he's considered another Jobs. This is excessive hype, the type of hype that's created to boost a stock. Although I am long MSFT, I think this is a substandard analysis.

    I cringe when I hear comparisons of AAPL and MSFT (or GOOG and MSFT for that matter). These corporations are very different, and anyone who envisions MSFT as the anti-Apple is delusional and outdated. Every move that MSFT makes to mimic Apple is a failure. Why? Because MSFT must focus on what it does best, and that is to provide corporate IT infrastructure and consumer software and services. Drop the comparisons with AAPL, and start the competition with corporations like IBM. IBM dumped the device business; should MSFT do the same?

    What did Jobs really do? He reinvented the role of the internet. iPods, iPhones, and iPads were the vehicles that made this transformation reality. In a world where the internet is redefined, MSFT should identify the way to supply software/cloud computing that would enhance the new internet experience, not supply another phone. MSFT should be invading this space by providing hundreds of apps for iOS and Android, linking the end-user with its software/cloud services. The Kinect (and the associated technology) may become another vehicle to connect the end-user with MSFT services, the means and not the end.

    The only way that MSFT has moved in this direction so far, was to provide Office to the iOS platform.
    Jul 16, 2014. 02:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It [View article]
    The only way BBRY will make it, is if it were acquired by a big player in the mobile phone industry.

    I consider BBRY a good buy now, and to hold for less than 1 year. If no acquisition is made within that period, RIP.

    For those who believe that MSFT has a future in mobile devices, BBRY would be a
    an intelligent risk. (I personally believe that MSFT is wasting too much money following others, when it should be exploring new concepts).


    Jul 15, 2014. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Microsoft Cortana Be A Part Of Apple And Android Ecosystem? [View article]
    The Trojan Horse approach is the best. Bundle Cortana with Skype and/or Office, and let internature take it's course.
    Jun 14, 2014. 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows mobile devices to drop below $200 [View news story]
    You can only give things away for free until you realize that your strategy isn't successful. It's good to know when to quit; or at least, to understand that it's time to choose a different road. A corporation can not just rely on innovative products, it must definitely rely on innovative leadership and strategy.
    Jun 5, 2014. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Spotlight search dumps Google in favor of Bing [View news story]
    Daniel,

    Your analogy with Hoover, etc. isn't accurate. You are referring to services/products that are provided to the consumer at a price.
    Therefore, we will have economic factors influencing the consumers' choice.
    Example: "Why buy Kleenix if I can buy the store brand for less?".

    Dyson actually provided a product that was revolutionary to the vacuum business,
    but there was a cost/benefit ratio influencing consumer choice.

    At this point in time, these factors are not applicable to the search business.
    Jun 3, 2014. 03:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Spotlight search dumps Google in favor of Bing [View news story]
    The phrase "Google-it" is practically "hard-wired" in the consumers' brain.

    This is the biggest obstacle in any competitors' attempt to compete with Google in the "search business". It's a widespread culture, a standard behavior. Call your search-engine whatever you want, the consumer will default to Google.

    Unless some new engine could actually revolutionize internet search in a "Job-ian" way, there will be no competition.
    Jun 3, 2014. 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Spotlight search dumps Google in favor of Bing [View news story]
    More evidence that MSFT and Apple have a common enemy.
    Jun 3, 2014. 11:48 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Microsoft, Buy Apple [View article]
    Something similar happened to cameras and video cams. These devices were devoured by the smartphone revolution.
    Jun 1, 2014. 09:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • No. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Will Not Replace My Laptop [View article]
    I keep wondering why sales of Surface and Lumia are considered by some to be so crucial for MSFTs' future.

    I'm also waiting for some analysts to come out and declare the Xbox as the cornerstone of MSFTs' long-term growth plan.

    It's almost like saying that Hess is putting all it's bets on the plastic Hess truck I used to play with as a kid.

    The major problem with Windows 8 and WP8 is that their quality as operating systems has not been definitively proven to the OEMs and the general public. MSFT can change this by developing devices that display this quality at its' max; these devices basically represent prototypes that will urge the OEMs to produce similar quality devices at competitive prices, and promote their acceptance and use by the general public. Remember the initial release of IBMs' PCs in the early 1980s and the subsequent exponential growth of "IBM-compatible" clones? MSFT struck gold with this PC evolution. Now the role of IBM has been internalized by MSFT; it is creating its' own "reference" tablets and phones, with a plan to lure the OEMs into a Surface-clone and Lumia-clone production frenzy. Once this occurs, the Surface and Lumia become as relevant to MSFTs' business as the original IBM PCs.
    May 29, 2014. 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Will Not Replace My Laptop [View article]
    They're ignorant?
    May 29, 2014. 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Microsoft, Buy Apple [View article]
    Does this advice apply to those who only own one stock, MSFT?

    Both MSFT and AAPL are buys. Maybe someone would consider dumping some other stock, but dumping MSFT now is not a good choice.
    May 29, 2014. 12:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Will Not Replace My Laptop [View article]
    If I did have previous exposure, the memory has probably been suppressed like a bad dream.
    May 26, 2014. 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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