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Why Google is Getting Hammered on Twitter for being Evil

Google is being called out by Microsoft for being "evil" and pursuing anti-competitive practicesLast May Google blocked a Microsoft YouTube app from running on its mobile platform Windows Phone causing Microsoft to rewrite it to Google’s specifications. This week the...

Despite Complaints, Tech Wealth Helps Society

The pace of entrepreneurial activity fueled by tech wealth isn’t slowing down… In fact it is accelerating at dare I say “Internet speed.” Just last week I discussed how Tech Leaders Brin, Zuckerberg and Bezos are changing everything as the...

Why Apple Dropped its App Store Name Fight With Amazon

In January 2011, I wrote about my belief that an app store is an app store and both the terms app and store are generic meaning together they become yet another generic term. Certainly the nuances of the legal system...

MDM is Just too Small a Market for Apple

It is no secret that MDM is a huge market and Apple is in large part responsible for the trend where non-Microsoft and non-Blackberry devices infiltrated the enterprise. Moreover, corporate IT departments have huge budgets so if Apple came...

A Billion WebRTC Endpoints Force Voice and Data Players to Adapt or Die

From an evolutionary standpoint regardless of whether we talk about nature or business, adaptation is a key to success in changing environments. During the industrial revolution in London a species of moth with a white color blended in with...

Momentum Continues in WebRTC Space

Last year, TMC and its partners launched the first WebRTC conference in the world and the market reacted enthusiastically with a sold out exhibit hall and a standing room only crowd. I tell you this because I haven’t seen...

With Tablets and Smartphones Eating the PC, What Can Microsoft Do?

These are very dark days for people who work for many divisions of Microsoft as tablets and smartphones have absolutely decimated the PC market as evidenced by a decline of 14% in sales of PCs last quarter. This news comes...

Windows 8 Relegated to Budget Status?

Microsoft seems to make an OS you HAVE to buy while Apple makes an OS you WANT to buy The Microsoft Store has good news for people waiting to pick up a new Windows 8 machine… Lower prices on relatively...

Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Google: France's War With US Tech Firms

Ten years ago the people of France had to deal with a major challenge – English tech words were beginning to become more popular than baguettes. As a result, the country’s Culture Ministry banned the term e-mail and replaced it...

Microsoft EU Fine Shows Irony of Tech Antitrust

Microsoft was just fined a whopping $732M by EU antitrust regulators for breaking a voluntary agreement to give 15M users a choice of internet browsers beyond IE. The challenge according to Microsoft is they had a technical glitch which first...

Smith Micro Extends MDM Standard to Chipset Level

Smith Micro's main message at Mobile World Congress 2013 was that wirelss broadband connectivity is going to become easier. Carla Fitzgerald, VP Marketing Wireless & Mobility explained how the company has worked with chipset vendors to get its QuickLink...

Dell+Microsoft=Apple?

Dell is in a mind-bogglingly large long-rumored deal to go private worth $24 billion and of note is business partner Microsoft has decided to invest in the company which has struggled for many years. The company still has strength...

Latest ITEXPO Miami 2013 Show Daily

There is so much happening at ITEXPO next week I thought it made sense to share the latest show daily from the event - Friday, Jan 25, 2013. Some of the companies mentioned are Microsoft and specifically their Lync...

Gesture-Based Eye-Tracking, Hand-Sensing Tech Coming but What of Standards?

Microsoft certainly popularized gesture-based computing with the Xbox Kinect but it seems one of the next areas where this sort of interface will have a big impact is in your automobile. Hyundai in fact unveiled a concept car recently...

7 Things The Atari Bankruptcy Teaches us

Research tells us a positive outlook is linked to a healthier life. With this in mind, Atari's bankruptcy has so many positive takeaways worth focusing on. Before we go any further, it may be worth informing you of an excellent...

I Want Xbox IllumiRoom Now!

Microsoft really differentiated itself with Kinect and now it's touting IllumiRoomn as the next step in immersive gaming. The idea is images will be projected in your room beyond the display - allowing for the offline world to merge with...

In Windows 8, Microsoft Has a Winner

Samsung has a winner with its Microsoft Windows 8 powered ATIV Smart PC Pro 700t (XE700T1C, a device which is part Ultrabook and part tablet in one. I consider it to be the perfect combination of both worlds, allowing users...

Looking Under the Surface and Filing Suit Against Microsoft

You may recall in my piece about Microsoft Surface being mission impossible, I said the following: As many predicted, it will be $499 for a 32 GB version which is the same price as the 16 GB iPad. Before you get very excited...

The Bearish Case on Apple

With Apple's stock down more than 20% it isn't difficult to find lots of analysts willing to make the case the shares have further to drop. Regardless of whether you are an Apple bull or bear it is worth pointing...

Microsoft Surface Needs a Patch Already. Is it Doomed?

Microsoft, are you serious? You want to take on Apple with a tablet that needs a patch already? Microsoft Surface RT has only been available for a few weeks. I asked if this tablet endeavor was Mission Impossible on October...

For Microsoft Surface, Is it Mission Impossible?

Microsoft, here is your mission. Take a device which has become synonymous with the term “post-PC era” and topple it. Go up against a company which is considered cool and somehow transform your image to be as cool. If you...

Microsoft, SNL, Sprint and Softbank News for Monday October 15, 2012

Microsoft is jumping into the music business and this is perhaps the biggest news of the day and possibly the week. Redmond is now offering ad supported music streaming and going up against Sirius XM, Pandora and Apple’s iTunes all...

Major Flaws in Ballmer's Apple-Fighting Strategy?

It really is shocking that Apple has pulled so far ahead of every other device maker with designs that are more art than technology focused. For those of you familiar with Bang & Olufsen products (BeoSound 8 pictured above) you...

Microsoft Hopes Free WiFi Will Persuade Developers

Google has been a steady sponsor of free WiFi in airports and subway stations for some years now but Microsoft has decided such sponsorships make sense for them as well. Specifically, the company is paying Boingo for the privilege of...

See an Ultrabook with Touch and Sensor Tech

Although this video from Intel is a few months old it shows developers how they can develop touch and sensor based applications for Metro and desktop mode on the company's new Ivy Bridge-based Windows 8 Ultrabooks. Perhaps most interesting is...
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