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In Order to Compete with Apple, You Need to BE Apple

The idea that Google, a company with an incredible business model, allowing them to potentially profit off every query they process on the web had to go out and buy a hardware company to get into manufacturing would have been...

Apple in NYC Makes Offers You Can't Refuse

Is it better to have an Apple store in your mall which doesn’t share revenue or not have them at all? This seems to be the important question the MTA had to contend with in the months leading up to...

Can Discounted Hardware Compete with Apple?

Microsoft Store in Danbury, CTGlobal Apple stores are brimming with traffic with municipalities tripping over each other to get Apple to open stores in their areas. At the same time, the Microsoft Store in the Danbury Fair Mall in Connecticut...

Should RIM Be Judged on its Hires or Fires?

No company wants Apple as a competitor as the company has more momentum than the euro crisis. But that is the challenge companies like Nokia and RIM face on a daily basis. Yesterday I delved into the problems RIM faced...

Is a Negative Comment From Dell a Positive?

Fifteen years ago Michael Dell infamously said that Apple should shut down the company and return the money to shareholders. Big mistake. But honestly, at that time most everyone who wasn’t in the cult of Apple would have agreed. Now,...

Surface Tablet: Microsoft's Desktop Hail Mary

If you are Steve Ballmer, going to the mall and walking by an Apple Store loaded with people buying tablets, music players and phones which don’t run his software has to be as pleasurable as preparing for a colonoscopy. He...

Analysts: Windows 8 Confusing to use

In the late nineties I was fortunate enough to meet tech veteran John Dvorak and a while later he was good enough to be a keynote speaker for a TMC event CTI Expo in San Jose. In case you aren’t...

Microsoft to Improve Multi-Monitor Productivity in Windows 8

If you use multiple monitors you have no doubt noticed it can get annoying to have to go back and forth between them to access specific functions like the Start menu. Well, it seems people at Microsoft too have noticed...

Pirate Pay Blocks BitTorrent Sharing. Is it Illegal DOS?

Skolkovo or Russian's competition to Silicon Valley has a hot company Pirate Pay which just received funding from Microsoft. The idea behind the system is to confuse BitTorrent clients to keep them from downloading specific content. The monetization comes from...

Is Skype Microsoft's Only Chance for Mobile Success?

If you are looking for increased competition in the mobile space, Apple’s recent and seemingly constant record earnings are bad news. Worse yet for the competition, Apple has transcended its original position of a computer and electronics maker to become...

Microsoft Working on Skype Everywhere Initiative

The fact that Microsoft would want to integrate Skype everywhere shouldn't be too surprising, Office/Lync and Windows Phone are obvious areas and so is Xbox. That's why news of the company looking for engineers who can delve into the hybrid...

Off to MWC 2012 Next Week

I've got lots on my plate this week before I take off to Barcelona to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) - which was once called 3GSM. I've got great meetings lined up and I am very interested in seeing what...

Cisco Underestimated Skype's Value. Acts against Microsoft Acquisition

Cisco is far from the most open company in tech so it is ironic it is concerned about a monopoly over video conferencing a result of the Microsoft acquisition of Skype. The company’s Martin De Beer said, “For the sake...

Rewards Network, the Social Restaurant Hub

In the last few decades it has become apparent that all companies are for the most part limited by their imaginations. Apple was thought to be a computer company but is now a leader in music, movies and phones. Amazon...

Microsoft Leverages New Google Data Sharing Policy

Microsoft comes out swinging at Google - saying the search leader has changed its policies to make your personal data more valuable to advertisers. While this is obviously true, the goal of all companies is to make more money and...

Google: Can it be Everything to Everyone?

Google is the new Microsoft but boy are they faster than Redmond ever was. Part of the reason has to do with the search engine leader’s access to the eyeballs of almost every human on earth via its home page...

How Megaupload Takedown Hurts Cloud Computing

How self-destructive US policies are hurting hiring and industryOne of the biggest concerns regarding the passage of SOPA is that entire domain names could be blocked by federal authorities due to a single offending blog or web page. In this...

Less Than 2% of Yahoo Users Want to Share on Facebook?

Yahoo introduced news sharing on Facebook three months ago and will now roll out sharing to 26 other parts of its site including its omg entertainment news, television, movies and games. According to the AP few people are opting to...

How Stoke and Autism Patents Kinect

You know I am “in love” with technology because it boots productivity and efficiency but did you know what I love even more about tech? How it helps people with disabilities. Check out how the Xbox Kinect helps people with...

Microsoft Live 365 Deal With MasterCard Shows Cloud is Mainstream

Microsoft recently inked a deal with MasterCard which entails the company joining Microsoft's Office 365 program. This means MasterCard will provide a 10 percent savings to eligible small business cardholders when they purchase Office 365 through the MasterCard Easy Savings...

Will Microsoft Departure Kill CES?

Can one major defector kill a trade show institution? It happened with COMDEX – the show got so big that it exerted tremendous pressure on companies to spend more and more money to keep their coveted locations on the show...

Will AT&T Divest in 2012?

TMC Senior Editor Peter Bernstein thinks AT&T may explore divestiture options next year and it is a conceivable thought. Moreover, what is worth thinking about is what will the Department of Justice do with other high-profile acquisition attempts next year....

Bluetooth Smart Ready Shows Potential

Bluetooth to me is one of the most convenient technologies I use as it allows me to get rid of the cord from my mobile and desk phones. I am surprised actually that everyone doesn't use a stereo bluetooth headset...

Nokia says we are Fed up With iPhones

In an interview with Pocket-lint, Niels Munksgaard, director of Portfolio, Product Marketing & Sales at Nokia Entertainment Global said the youth of today are fed up with iPhones and Androids are too complicated and insecure. My informal analysis of the...

Google Currents Crashes Newsreader Party

Flipboard calls itself the pocket-sized social magazine and this is an apt description for a social newsreader so popular that this week when it launched an iPhone edition, it was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. Obviously there is tremendous interest...
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