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Short Takes: July 18, 2014 Commented on: 5 days ago (July 18, 2014)

About the MSFT layoffs, don't forget to include the 20% reduction in contract workers noted in the various statements. That's a pretty big number as well.

I don't understand why you're...

Internet Connectivity Woes Threaten "Mobile First, Cloud First" Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 8, 2014)

We were just in Barcelona at the Hotel Jazz. Great WiFi internet access, which was a tremendous relief after suffering poor WiFi on a long cruise (internet access at sea is always slow but the...

Small Business in the 21st Century Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

It has been and always shall be about the PLATFORM! What do you think Apple was doing with iOS and Google with Android (their web/advertising services came first)?

MSFT knew this 30+...

Short Takes: May 16, 2014 Commented on: 9 weeks ago (May 16, 2014)

Pinterest is *very* big with the teenage girls around here. As big as Facebook was a couple of years ago.

Will IT Ever Buy Into "Mobile First, Cloud First"? Commented on: 12 weeks ago (April 29, 2014)

I bet MSFT *wishes* that businesses were simply waiting around for SP1 for Win8 before jumping in with both feet.
Also, you don't need to wait to see what happens when MSFT screws up a...

Microsoft Earns Less, But Beats Expectations Commented on: 12 weeks ago (April 24, 2014)

About, "but rose a surprisingly strong 19 percent for Windows 8.1 Pro". Without units that number is basically meaningless. Did they go from 100 units to 119?

Google to Launch Modular Smartphones in 2015 Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 17, 2014)

It'll be fun when you accidentally drop it. Modules flying everywhere!

Seriously, I think the trend in mobile is tighter integration of the hardware rather than looser, to lower cost....

Build 2014 Recap: It's Morning Again in Redmond Commented on: 15 weeks ago (April 8, 2014)

I don't remember if it was you or MJF that said something to the effect that, "Ballmer was a money man and wasn't concerned with the technical stuff so long as the profits kept coming in". That's...

It's Official: Microsoft Releases Office for iPad Commented on: 16 weeks ago (March 28, 2014)

I think you're being too kind. Things move fast in the tech world. By 2024 MSFT will be just another patent troll ... probably bought out by AAPL with cash alone.

Win8 (WinRT+Metro) is...

Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

MSFT can't even unify development across their own products (W8 and WP8) ... why should I believe they would be able to do it coherently across completely different platforms???

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