1) Twitter finally acquired by 11-year old Jenny McIntyre of Dulles, Virginia in exchange for all her lunch money for 1-year. Miss McIntyre’s resume includes running a profitable lemonade stand and babysitting neighborhood children. Her pragmatic approach to business is expected to be a breath of fresh air for the company. Investor confidence increases, pushing… Continue reading 10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2017
Microsoft doesn’t want users on Windows XP. Official support for the platform ends next year, with the option for some enterprise customers to pay a price for ongoing critical support. Microsoft wants users to upgrade to a newer version of the OS, preferably Windows 8 but Windows 7 if not, heck they would settle for… Continue reading Is the Decline of Windows XP the Rise of Google Chrome?
Citing unnamed insiders, sources for Bloomberg are reporting that Microsoft is in talks with HTC to make Windows Phone an option on their Android line of smartphones. There is no indication whether this would involve a dual-boot option, or possibly allowing customers to choose their preferred OS at time of purchase, but since dual-booting would… Continue reading Will Windows Phone Be HTC’s Final Mistake?
Microsoft, as the “King of Personal Computing”, is dead and gone. It is nothing but a previous history so remote and forgotten in technological terms that a generation is already growing up having never really experienced it, some of them nearly of age to vote or serve in the military. Since at least the early… Continue reading Face It, Microsoft (as We Knew It) is Dead
Discuss on Google+ The Apple-Samsung trial brought to light that Microsoft and Apple have a “gentleman’s agreement” (http://goo.gl/jOn7n) regarding patents: Microsoft ensures that they do not “clone” (read: make anything Apple thinks looks to much like it) iOS, and in exchange Apple doesn’t bother them about certain products. That they nonetheless infringe on some… Continue reading Microsoft: It’s Hip To Be Square
Discuss on Google+ Windows Phone will rise and Android will be laid low! At least, that’s the strange and unfounded conclusion some hyperbolic journalists and fans (including a few employed by Redmond) have arrived at after Apple’s strong victory against Samsung in court. A couple Microsofties get to enjoy their moment to gloat on… Continue reading Windows Phone’s Purely Symbolic Triumph
I’m a fan of the Google brand. But even if I wasn’t, I’d still say this: Google just made Apple’s WWDC and Microsoft’s Surface unveiling look like last decades’ news in a little over two hours. They also made Facebook look like your grandma’s social network. This event foreshadowed Google’s emergence as the hottest consumer… Continue reading Google I/O Just Pwned Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook
Rumors are swirling about a possible swap of Bing to Facebook by Microsoft in exchange for Facebook Shares. If these rumors are true, Larry Page had better be sweating a bit. For that matter, so had Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook and Microsoft have never struck so close at the heart of Google’s Cash Cow as they could… Continue reading Facebook & Bing: Credible Threat to Google
It’s official… Microsoft is closing down the “Where’s My Windows Phone Update” website, whose purpose was to put pressure on the carriers to deliver Windows Phone updates in a timely manner. It was their own equivalent, in a manner of speaking, of Android’s Open Handset Alliance. It worked, they felt the pressure, and they cracked… Continue reading Die, Windows! Die!
In What Makes Android Revolutionary, Thom Holwerda writes, “The iPhone is heralded as the most revolutionary mobile phone in human history, but the cold and harsh truth is that for all the cheering and punditry, the iPhone’s impact on the world is negligible. Sure, it had a huge impact on the smartphone market in rich… Continue reading Nokia’s Biggest Mistake