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Short Takes: March 21, 2014 Commented on: 23 weeks ago (March 21, 2014)

The mainstream press is taking Microsoft to task for reading the emails. This is not the kind of publicity Microsoft wants at this point. What's the alternative, though? Using GMail, where Google...

Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Platform for Automobiles Commented on: 25 weeks ago (March 3, 2014)

Considering that a majority of the smartphones sold today do not run iOS, not sure why this is a good idea for car manufacturers.

Smartphone Market Is Already Slowing Down Commented on: 26 weeks ago (February 27, 2014)

I wonder how it'll play out in the US, where Apple generally bucks all trends -- even during the economic slowdown, Apple was growing at a healthy rate. The US is also what has kept Macs alive. (...

Windows and the Race to the Bottom Commented on: 26 weeks ago (February 25, 2014)

Apple got the iPhone right. The iPad is a big seller for Apple, but it's still a waste of space. The fact is, Microsoft had the right idea, but it was implemented poorly.

I think Google...

Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition Commented on: 31 weeks ago (January 24, 2014)

1.5 million units is probably not a bad number. Most Surface models have been out of stock for a long, long time. I waited for over 6 weeks for my local Microsoft store to have one in stock for a...

Is Sony Edging Ahead of Microsoft in Next-Gen Console War? Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 4, 2013)

Wouldn't 2:1 indicate that Microsoft didn't sell any Xboxes after the first day, considering that Sony just got to 2 mn?

PC Shipments Declined Again in Q3, But Drop-Off Not as Bad as Expected Commented on: 46 weeks ago (October 10, 2013)

If tablet sales are going down and PC sales are going down, are consumers just buying smartphones? My sister is one of those who doesn't see the need to buy a tablet or a PC and uses her iPhone...

Is the Surface 2 a Work Device? Commented on: 46 weeks ago (October 8, 2013)

Either Office on a tablet doesn't matter or Surface 2 is a work device. They can't both be true. Also, the impact of BYOD is grossly exaggerated. Smartphones and tablets are different. With...

Ballmer Exits, Windows 8.1 Is Finished Commented on: 48 weeks ago (September 25, 2013)

Why so gloomy? I wouldn't be surprised if Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro actually end up doing well. The Surface hardware, as you say, is beautiful. For the specs, I think it's priced welltoo.

Devices + Services? What About Software? Commented on: 48 weeks ago (September 24, 2013)

I doubt giving the OS away for free will help Microsoft in any way. Maybe Microsoft should just quit everything and go back to MS Dos. Cheap devices running Windows are what gave it the impression...

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