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  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app  [View news story]
    Really? How much is Go Ogle paying exactly? I have not heard that. I have read about how implementers of handsets with a version of Adnoid have agreed to pay a licensing fee for the patent areas that Go Ogle infringes. I believe that Samsung does this, but have never heard that The UnEvil one pays anything.
    Aug 16, 2013. 10:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app  [View news story]
    Go Ogle is far over the border, but so far they are getting away with it and see no reason to change their behavior on this or on how they are scanning Gmail users' emails to drive Ad revenue. Beware of the dude who says "trust me" or a company claiming to "do no evil".
    Aug 16, 2013. 10:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Identity Crisis: The Ultimate Guide  [View article]
    Pretty thin and even questionable Michael. I visited your link: "A survey of 100 readers" by Appstorechronicle.com and found a pretty empty site and the short survey comment written by someone named Michael, but with no other more descriptive profile beyond a declaration elsewhere on the site that "I am an Apple fanboy".

    When using stats, describing the demographic of the pool of readers, and how many of them is a smart thing to do. If, for example, 80% of the readers are also fanboys, and 40% of them do not dislike Windows 8, then what does that say? It is not a rave review, but sends a very different message.

    Oh, and be more transparent on naming the source of that survey, it is you after all.
    May 31, 2013. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Research In Nokia Existed?  [View article]
    Xerox invented the PC. Apple licensed it from them. Stay awake in history class lavrys.
    Jan 2, 2013. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Research In Nokia Existed?  [View article]
    Motorola is owned by Go Ogle. That makes the statement precise as written.
    Jan 2, 2013. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Research In Nokia Existed?  [View article]
    Really? There seems to be a lot of bank apps for Android and iOS out there now. As market share increases for WP8, they will add that as well, and it is the winner in security with the kernel being Windows 8. MS has done the right work in their engineering efforts over the past several years to restructure their codebase and now are consistently rated the most secure OS out there. Big surprise for the haters, but if you do not believe it, then go an try to hack it. No skillz? Then maybe tone down the rhetoric a bit and spend the time getting some.
    Jan 2, 2013. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Surface Sales Don't Matter  [View article]
    Apple needs to take a large step in redefining their brand. The design is getting very long in the tooth now after so many years and frankly, there are just so many sizes of iThing one can sell the heck out of, even to iFans. Granted there are going to be few that break ranks in the diehard pack, but they are uninteresting anyway in the scheme of things. Business is about a few large untapped markets that are coming on strong, not the US consumer where it is iSaturated. Look at how Nokia just did an end-run on the iPhone in China. Nice move and into a telco with a mere 700 million users. The Asha is reportedly doing well in India... how many folks live there again? So, dear iModernist, there is much more going on in understanding business and innovation that meets your "i". Peace.
    Dec 28, 2012. 01:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will Happen When The Surface Pro Isn't The Only Flagship Windows 8 Tablet In Town?  [View article]
    And having a rich hardware ecosystem selling Windows 8 is bad for what reason exactly?
    Nov 30, 2012. 04:19 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Skype Deal: The Emperor's New Clothes  [View article]
    Feels like a "me too" article coming in on a late deadline with nothing original to day, just a mishmash of other posturing by a bunch of folks who love to beat on a company that has been very successful with making strategicmoves, even when it takes many years of focus (XBox) and then follow up with Kinect, have a monstrous Office and Server business suite that is growing, CRM, ITPro segments that are growing (a lot of acquired tech underpinning) and the learning of Danger and Kin along with the tech that led them to release WP7, an undeniably solid phone product. Balmer has made Skype an independent unit, not integrating into the Office Lync or Windows Live business for the very reason of keeping it cross-platform viable while leveraging the scale of the MS ecosystem to support Skype. Consider that while (arguably) most of the current 1.3 billion or so users of MS products do not pay for them, they are still customers who may at some point may find an interest in something MS provides for a fee. Yes a lot of these users are pirating, but they are also in emerging areas where that is widespread. Delivering the Skype suite of services into the MS world marketplace while maintaining the large Skype marketplace looks like a fine plan of action. Integration into MS products and partnering with Facebook is also a nice story. I think Balmer had to do this deal, that a quarter's worth of money stuck in the EU bank was cheap enough for the deal and that there is a huge strategic play here that Balmer, Gates and the board all see. I even imagine that there are business leaders and engineers in Redmond who are excited about the scenarios this deal lights up. Good job Steve, now keep it up!
    May 17, 2011. 09:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Innovator or Imitator: Is Microsoft Now a Good Long?  [View article]
    Chrome is horrible. It writes into the registry in a way that breaks use of other browsers if you dare to uninstall it... terrible, terrible coding practices. Go Ogle also tends to package up Chrome installs in subtle ways as a part of a standard install of other software rather than beign upfront. Almost like a virus. And its interoperability is horrid.
    Apr 8, 2011. 07:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Drunk on Licensing Fees and Patents, Microsoft Has Become a Joke  [View article]
    And yet, Apple sues Amazon for their use of an innocuous naming convention: "App Store"... where is the vitriol, sarcasm and bile about that? Get over yourself, Android may have been stepping on valid IP owned by MS, an assertion that has other notable companies agreeing to license to deal with, why would B&N and their technology partners get a pass on that? Why would MS be wrong for asking for damages for this if the courts agreed with them on their IP claims? Why are those damages in the form of license fees not appropriate? Why is Android excempt from the law? Try again, your thinking is a bit fuzzy here.
    Mar 22, 2011. 11:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Microsoft Is 'Cheating' and Copying Google Search Results  [View article]
    Google is Evil dressed up in a cute little smock. Their practices are monopolistic at the most basic level and need to be addressed immediately. As smart as their employees are, this little bit of engineering must have been from new hires, fresh out of college, all impressed with their cleverness and not managed by seasoned professionals.
    Feb 4, 2011. 10:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment