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  • Aboard The S.S. Ballmer  [View article]
    Since microsofts strongest products on the market today were not made by hardware partners, I would say that for better or worse microsoft is more on its own than ever before. For the better, in my opinion, because no tablet has come close to being as good as microsoft's surface (both in the RT/portable and intel/desktop replacement market). I would be using a windows phone right now if the hardware was there, but in my opinion it is not, and it will not be until someone, probably microsoft, releases a phone as light as the iphone 5.

    I like NOK but I serious doubt it or any other partner with microsoft have the competency construct a light but long lasting and powerful smartphone.

    That being said, NOK and BKS are excellent partnerships to have in todays market.
    May 13, 2013. 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Elop's Nokia, A Portfolio Crusher?  [View article]
    This article is ok, I agree with some of it, but I thought it was pretty silly when #'s began to spew forth what nokia 'could have made' if they hadn't done their top 10 mistakes. Pulled from thin air and I don't understand why these #'s were necessary to make your point.
    May 11, 2013. 07:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Elop's Nokia, A Portfolio Crusher?  [View article]
    He explains that in the paragraph before :p
    May 11, 2013. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Won't Build Apple's iPhone Chips  [View article]
    Intel is a great company. It is looking into 1-2 year future while traders are looking into 2-3 month future. Those who think Microsoft and Intel are bad companies have your head in the sand.
    Feb 27, 2013. 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Glass: A Pathbreaking Innovation Which Can Disrupt Numerous Industries  [View article]
    In reply to: "Eye Strain, lazy eye among the potential problems. Also, putting your brain in a state where it's disrupted all of the time with some little video display can cause other problems." (Dr. B)

    I am an optometrist and I can tell you that eye strain and lazy eye are not potential problems. This device projects light at an angle adjusted to the average eye so that the user does not need to focus to see the content. This would benefit people over 40 years old, who have presbyopia and cannot focus at near. In other words, those who need reading glasses to see their cell phones would not need reading glasses to see the google glass HUD.

    Lazy eye (amblyopia) is a condition that only occurs in children and develops within the first 4 years of life. Strabismus, which lazy eye is often misused to describe, can have later onset (rare). There is absolutely no science behind google glass contributing to either disorder. If the user has strabismus or amblyopia of the right eye (or any other disease or refractive error damaging their vision of that eye) it would impede them from using google glass unless google made one with a HUD over the left eye.

    Google glass may cause headaches due to image confusion in a few folks, but they would subside when the user stops using the device. It would not damage or mess with your brain in any way temporarily or permanently.

    Good point about Bluetooth earpieces though!
    Feb 25, 2013. 07:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Glass: A Pathbreaking Innovation Which Can Disrupt Numerous Industries  [View article]
    It is going to take significant time before a product like this is ready for general consumer use. The price needs to go down, quality up, and size needs to go down. By then we don't know who else will be involved in the market. For that reason, I don't think it is a sign to buy google at this time (especially if you are some of the many who think google has become overpriced the last year or so).
    Feb 25, 2013. 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Think Microsoft Is Dying, You Need A Reality Check  [View article]
    Great article it definitely sums up my thoughts over the last 6 months well.
    Feb 25, 2013. 03:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) is taking shots at Google over the search giant's lack of support for Windows Phone. In a blog post, a legal exec accuses Google of preventing Microsoft's WP YouTube app from supporting features found on Android/iOS YouTube apps. Separately, Microsoft says it's"surprised and disappointed" by Google's decision to end support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol, used to provide push e-mail support  for Gmail on WP devices, for new hardware. Is Google trying to thwart the adoption of a rival OS that uses Bing as its default search engine? (previous[View news story]
    Microsoft doesn't force anyone to use bing, it is insanely easy to switch default search to google. It is built in as an option.

    I think what this article gets at is that microsoft has provided support for its products for google and apple operating systems. Skydrive, bing, and limited versions of office are available for iOS and android. Personally I hope that google supports windows platforms more in the future, including a windows phone 8 youtube app and better google calendar integration into microsoft outlook.

    I've enjoyed the product and services from all 3 tech giants, not one above the others. Windows 8 is an excellent consumer product, and is very easy to use. After a couple months of using it on my touchscreen acer s7 laptop, I hate using windows 7 and non-touch devices.

    I would agree strongly that the W8 store and interface is unnecessary for business use. Remember that business was not the target for the W8 upgrade and that may help you cope.
    Jan 4, 2013. 04:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Wal-Mart's Promotion Of The Apple iPhone Means For Both Companies  [View article]
    Well written, cog!
    Dec 18, 2012. 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shipping times for the iPhone 5 have fallen to 2-3 weeks from 3-4 weeks at Apple's (AAPL -0.7%) online store. Gene Munster and AT&T both remarked last Friday the iPhone 5's supply situation was improving, though Foxconn noted earlier in the week it's still unable to meet demand.  [View news story]
    Shipping times are terrible for apple store then, because I bought an iphone 5 at verizon 3 business days ago and I received an email this morning that it had shipped.
    Nov 13, 2012. 02:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Strategy: Rely On Apple's License Revenue And Dispose Of Remaining Operations  [View article]
    I read about half way through. I wasn't sure if the beginning was satire/sarcasm at first and I had to stop when the writer wrote that windows 8 is bug ridden... I have been using it 6 months and it is more responsive and more stable than windows 7, hands down.
    Sep 27, 2012. 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia May Sue HTC Over The Company's Windows 8 Phone  [View article]
    This story doesn't have a real source and its just rumor. I seriously doubt anything will come of this and legal fees will be minimal for both companies. I have some NOK stock and I think it will pop back up when we get more information about the lumia 920 release and at release and given a few years NOK or HTC could be an industry leader or at the least, still kicking.
    Sep 26, 2012. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barnes & Noble: Hype Gone But Shares Still A Buy  [View article]
    I hope for the best for BKS but I can't bring myself to buy any shares. I enjoy visiting my local B&N though. I agree with other posters that the brick and mortor stores will inevitably close and the growth of the digital services does not seem to be able to keep up.

    I like my nook and plan to get a windows tablet soon and continue to buy books via the B&N app.
    Sep 26, 2012. 07:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Google Losing Its Edge? 3 Reasons Why Google Is Starting To Resemble Microsoft  [View article]
    I agree that google is slowing down a bit in the way microsoft did but in order to make its point this article glosses over a lot of the inventions of google... For instance, hangouts have done quite well with Google+ and facebook still doesn't have those. Android has had all sorts of features before the iphone. Both google+ and android were definitely after-the-fact products but they were also both smart investments.
    Sep 24, 2012. 11:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment