Tag Archive: Microsoft

Huge difference between Apple and Microsoft: How they introduce new products

Sep. 14, ‘11: Microsoft showed off more of Windows 8 today — specifically, a very early version of its tablet interface, running on developer hardware. (The real thing won’t ship for a year or so.) It’s a good example of how differently Microsoft … Continue reading →

Why doesn’t Google Search have 100% market share?

Sep. 13, ‘11: “Google” is to search as “Kleenex” is to kleenex. But if that’s the case, why are one-third of searches still happening on other sites? While it once seemed safe to predict that Google’s share could eventually reach 80%, it now seems … Continue reading →

Should Microsoft do a tablet joint venture with HP?

Aug. 22, ‘11: From Matt Rosoff’s “SURPRISE! The Next 10 Crazy Tech News Stories We Just Might See” at Business Insider: Microsoft already recognized that it couldn’t compete in smartphones without a deep relationship with a hardware partner, and paid Nokia at least … Continue reading →

Microsoft tries to woo WebOS developers with free phones

Aug. 19, ‘11: Windows Phone 7 developer relations guy Brandon Watson, via Twitter: To Any Published WebOS Devs: We’ll give you what you need to be successful on #WindowsPhone, incl.free phones, dev tools, and training, etc. The question is: Can they deliver app revenue? … Continue reading →

Amazingly, Microsoft might not miss the boat on tablets

Aug. 17, ‘11: Microsoft tablets based on Windows 8 won’t be ready until next year. Unexpectedly, that might not be too late to matter. Yes, Microsoft is still inexcusably tardy. Steve Ballmer first showed off that HP “slate” at CES in 2010 — … Continue reading →

Michael Dell: Windows 8 on tablets “pretty encouraging” in early going

Aug. 17, ‘11: Michael Dell, on Dell’s earnings call yesterday, via Seeking Alpha: We’re still quite interested in Android. I’ll also tell you that our early work on Windows 8 on the tablet side looks to be pretty encouraging. And so, we think … Continue reading →

Google-Motorola: Winners and losers

Aug. 15, ‘11: Google’s move to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion will shift some of the power and balance in the mobile industry. Here are some of the initial winners and losers: Winners Motorola and Sanjay Jha: Let’s be honest — the comeback wasn’t … Continue reading →

Nokia is finally in touch with reality

Aug. 9, ‘11: Nokia president Chris Weber, speaking to All Things D’s Ina Fried: “The reality is if we are not successful with Windows Phone, it doesn’t matter what we do (elsewhere).” Yes. Also interesting: Nokia is leading Windows Phone development out of … Continue reading →

Google is right: The smartphone “patent bubble” is lame

Aug. 3, ‘11: Patents are becoming a pain in the butt for Google. So it seemed like only a matter of time before the company started a campaign for patent reform. It just did, with a blog post by chief legal officer David … Continue reading →

Microsoft loses another $728 million online

Jul. 22, ‘11: That’s enough to fund Color more than 17 times, just from last quarter’s losses in the online department. More from Business Insider, including a scary chart. Otherwise, a solid quarter from Microsoft: $6 billion of profit on $17 billion of … Continue reading →