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  • Is Microsoft Ready To Pay Out? [View article]
    Ummmm, Miracast is also in Windows 8 - not just Android... If it's done properly it should support Dolby as well. Miracast is really an open standard to Intel's original Widi... This device will NOT move the needle and is not even worthy of mentioning as it is simply attempting to compete with Apple TV and its screen casting capabilities with iOS.
    Aug 26, 2014. 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sony Vs. Microsoft In The Console Wars [View article]
    XBONE works great. I question the authors assumption that since the XBOX 360 had hardware issues therefore the XBONE is made from inferior hardware. The one I have has worked flawlessly from the day of purchase. I know someone who is a hardcore gamer and has both consoles and prefers the XBONE to the PS4 because of the Kinect. MS's only issue is not being able to sell the advantages of Kinect - but it's typical of MS - they won't sell the value until they've completely perfected it.
    Jan 8, 2014. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is The Cancer Killing Nokia [View article]
    Wow.... Do you actually understand the technology space... This is complete rubbish... MS has always worked with its partners... DELL and HP would not be in the position they were in a few years ago WITHOUT MS.. Their failing as of late is due to their lack of management and ability to adapt... HP has had a slew of bad acquisitions and a dysfunctional board and DELL has see-sawed on management for the last few years which was ill timed when the market is changing focus to mobility. Learn the industry and stop relying on TV fads to draw conclusions. Turn arounds don't happen over night and MS and Nokia are steadily gaining share in the mobility space but somehow people forget about the enterprise where the revenue is - where is Apple in the enterprise (aside from a few iPads and iPhones - they have no directory services and integration with enterprise level applications to name a couple of short comings off the top of my head)?
    Jul 26, 2013. 12:59 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iOS 7: Hey Android, Copy This! [View article]
    Just looked at the iOS7 video.... wow.... better multi-tasking and access to controls and settings the way every other OS provides it today... Make no mistake, apple is playing catch up - check out the offerings from the other vendors before you blindly drink the Apple cool aid... As for an investor it will maintain the stickiness factor and existing Apple users will have something to upgrade to when they need to without switching - that is the key factor; rather than who has the better OS, who's hardware is better etc.... Are they taking the correct steps to preserve what they have today and create additional revenue through alternative means (i.e. exploit the ecosystem to generate revenue) - we all know their margins on hardware are going to continue to decrease.
    Jul 23, 2013. 02:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Will Eat Microsoft's Lunch [View article]
    Great value proposition.... REAL CHEAP and almost good enough - Michael Porter would have a hey day with that!!!! If the products are almost free what kind of margin do the vendors achieve and how will they remain competitive producing just good enough hardware... One thing you forget is upgrade cycles - with these cheap products they are disposable and users will get tired of hardware refreshing al of the time....

    And to your title - How is Google going to eat MS lunch?? MS makes more off Android through patent licenses than Google does......
    Jul 5, 2013. 12:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Will See No More Mercy From Apple [View article]
    and VMware/Vmotion NEVER CRASHES or loses it Management Network interface to the Infrastructure and VMotion... It's software - it's only as good as it is tested!
    Jun 13, 2013. 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Will See No More Mercy From Apple [View article]
    Or could able be engaging a different partner as Foxconn has been rumoured to be developing their own device based on the Firefox mobile OS.
    Jun 13, 2013. 11:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 (Blue) will support more Start screen tile sizes and personalization options, says Microsoft (MSFT) exec Antoine Leblond in a blog post. Leblond adds 8.1 will provide a unified, media-rich, search view that combines local and Bing results (unlike Win. 7, Win. 8 currently splits up results into multiple pages). Other improvements include better settings controls, easier mouse/keyboard navigation (a major complaint for some Win. 8 adopters), and a slew of app updates. But the old Start menu, still beloved by many Windows users, isn't coming back. (previous[View news story]
    Win 8 rocks... Arbitrary limitations - this is not arbitrary it is for the better. It is much faster to search and find the application then it is to click start, click All Programs,click the application group and then launch the application. Nothing stops you from pinning to either the task bar in the desktop view or the start screen in metro - you can have it any way you want. Storm Warning the REASON MS has never been able to kick into high gear is supporting legacy non sense. It's good to see them step up to the plate and remove a metaphor that is nearly 20 years old (Start me up!!!) and not carry baggage for a few. Want to see arbitrary decisions wait until Android and iOS have to catch up with the win8 paradigm. I've never been a lover of MS OS's but win8 is intuitive and fast - my six year old figured out how to use it without any instructions on our tablet.
    May 30, 2013. 01:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Selling Microsoft [View article]
    Everybody loses sight of MSFT entrenchment in the enterprise which will not be supplanted any time soon. For a large organization they are still fairly nimble and are able to adapt their front and back office tools/products. They move a bit slower these days but they have the cash hoard to really understand a market and enter it slowly. Consumers are fickle and change products yearly - an enterprise - not so much.
    May 29, 2013. 09:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows Blue Should End Microsoft Bull Run [View article]
    Funny, I don't see too many employees working in offices using their iOS and Android devices for content creation... There's more to the computing world than a hand held device that goes out of favour in two years... The real margins are on enterprise licensing which provide semi-predictable revenue streams.. Handheld device margins are going to get squeezed the exact same way PCs , TVs, Home Audio, (do I need to list more ;-) margins have been reduced - so beware... MS has a good story, a good ecosystem and owns the enterprise.
    May 16, 2013. 05:59 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Where Will The Growth Come From? [View article]
    MS has always adapted.. In the '90s they shunned the Internet at first and then realized it was not a passing fad. Did an about face and developed some pretty good technology that's still in use today. The server division, front and back office products etc. provide MS with a very good position in corporations. that's where the money is. consumers are fickle and will change with the wind on the next greatest thing - it's hula hoop technology. In the corporate space once an organization has spent millions on an infrastructure they aren't likely to move without a very strong reason. They've got a good strategy that is cohesive and centers around the enterprise. Provide quality mobile devices that integrate well with the corporate environment and use a familiar UI across all devices (oh and they also integrate well with your home devices) - that's very compelling and hard for CIOs and CEOs to ignore...
    May 6, 2013. 12:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Growth For Windows Phone In The U.S. Accelerates [View article]
    Basing a stock selection or viability of a company on a single product is dangerous... You have to look at the whole picture.. NOK has MSFT behind them. They a have cohesive ecosystem integrated with win8 and xbox - it all works really well together - not quite up to Apple but getting there. Android on the other hand is becoming more fragmented with every release - so they have 750,000 apps but how many of them are for a particular version and how does that interact with music purchases, video purchases and all of the ancillary revenue generators - this is the real stickiness.
    May 4, 2013. 01:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smartphone Wars: Why Nokia Has Been Left Behind [View article]
    Samsungs feel cheap and plastic.. The iphone and lumia feel like a solid quality device. so weight aside its the perception of a value build that matters to me...

    I don't know how comparing the specs relates to the organizations profitability it's all about marketing prowess and selling the value... In North America we never see Nokia ads and they definitely do not "partner" with the carriers to help sell their devices.. That's where people buy their product - based on what the teenager is selling them behind the counter.
    Apr 2, 2013. 10:17 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment