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Microsoft Launches Larger Surface Pro 3 Commented on: 7 weeks ago (May 21, 2014)

I have to wonder if the thing that really killed the Mini is the price point in relation to its differentiation. The Dell Venue Pro 8 is inexpensive at 8" and Intel, while the Surface Mini is ARM...

Google Offered to Help Samsung in its Patent Battles with Apple Commented on: 11 weeks ago (April 24, 2014)

It is about Android, but also about Google saving its bacon. Google sold Android as free. That's how they got so many OEMs on board. Yet that pesky patent issue is there - and there is evidence...

PC Sales Decline Slows Dramatically in First Quarter Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 10, 2014)

Looks like the industry is leveling off at 300-350 million per year. That means it is still roughly worth about $200 billion in overall revenue. I've found the panic of some out there that the...

Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin Commented on: 15 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

Acquiring Xamarin would be a great move by MSFT, especially if they can further develop the tools. It could make Microsoft the backbone of crossplatform development. Sure, they don't make...

Smartphone Market Is Already Slowing Down Commented on: 19 weeks ago (February 27, 2014)

The central issue for Apple is that much of their profit is subsidy driven. Many who get iPhones do so only because of the subsidy.

As someone who has their fingers in the mobile phone...

Nokia Announces Android-Powered Smartphones Commented on: 19 weeks ago (February 24, 2014)

I'm not sure. This seems like a good opportunity to fragment the Android market further. It certainly proves the Android is fully forkable. An interesting possibility to examine is to see if...

Android Is Not Really Open, Secret Documents Reveal Commented on: 21 weeks ago (February 13, 2014)

I've known this for a long time. The whole purpose of Android is to promote Google services and gather data which allows Google to try to more effectively sell ads.

I heard you refer to...

Is Surface 2 Selling Out? Commented on: 29 weeks ago (December 17, 2013)

Anecdotal evidence, but local retailers have run out of them and have said they get A LOT of questions about them. They also got a lot of questions last year, but they didn't have any (Staples,...

Nokia Reportedly Eyeing Android as a Replacement for Asha Commented on: 30 weeks ago (December 12, 2013)

This could be an interesting alternate strategy - or a synergistic strategy coupled with Windows Phone.

The key about the Asha on Linux concept is that it could be tied to MS' Store and...

Is Desktop as a Service the Next Big Thing? Commented on: 33 weeks ago (November 19, 2013)

For Microsoft, there are two approaches to take here - and they should offer both. They seem to favor more of a hybrid cloud approach with quite a bit of local data for redundancy and...

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