Spotify stops accepting Windows Mobile as a platform
An "App Store" with fewer apps and now fewer ways to buy them.
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The purpose of Windows 10 is to stuff ads down users throats at OS level.
Microsoft are always late to the party, and when they finally get there find it changed to fancy dress but no-one told them. This time they've seen how their entire business is headed toiletwards so think they can do a Google.
That's why they got out then for the best package. Now IBM is doing the same as HPE and just clearing out the deadwood - for an appropriate "deal", natch.
Read whats really being said here.
“Personality change leads to market perception change,” he said. He acknowledged that he and his predecessor, Bill Gates, are no longer close.
Microsoft shares lost more than 40 percent of their value in the time between Ballmer’s appointment and the announcement in 2013 that he would resign.Since Nadella took over in February 2014, shares have risen more than 50 percent.
There's a glaringly obvious pattern everyone seems to be ignoring. Back in their day, people *had* to use Microsoft for pretty much everything, so choosing them, no matter how much it stuck in their throats, was a no brainer. They exploited their position and killed all rivals because, well they could, and could get away with it too, right down to writing off fines from the competition authorities as operating costs.
Today though people do have a choice, and whoopie doo, if it don't turn out that every time they have, they say no to Microsoft. Mobile? No thanks, we're ok with your competitors. Browsers? Well, we could use the one you bundle and is instantly available, but we'd genuinely prefer all the trouble of installing another. Cloud? Servers? Same deal. It can't be just a co-incidence. Could it be the decision makers of today remember being shat on yesterday, and it's time to say hello to Lady Karma?
The new Android has split screens, and we're seeing more and more desktop spins. I'd give it a couple more releases - about the time ChromeOS does the full merge - before it's launched as a full-on desktop Windows competitor. It already has 85% mobile share, so it's not exactly starting from scratch. Of course, being always based on Linux means a headless server spin must be a doddle for the Google smarts, as are the incremental refinements needed to Google Docs to prise the remaining Office users away.
No wonder we're seeing all these desperate turnarounds. They are trying to "regain" the hearts and mind of the users they never had in the first place. The writing's on the wall - potty mouth might be yesterdays man, but his new gang can't undo the carnage he's left them with, no matter how many chairs they scramble to put back in place.
This is genuinely confusing. Like, say a David Cameron vs Piers Morgan fight to the death where the only weapons are broken bottles. Clearly, you'd like them both to lose, but it to drag on as long and painfully as possible for both.
I'd add another: Nokia.
Once those 166 walk away does the work they were doing before not get done, or turn out to not have to have needed to be done in the first place, as is often par for the course when civil servants are involved?
It's never the crime that gets you, it's always the cover up.
It even covers answering the phone on another desk when they take a break.
Been there, seen it, got the T-Shirt. Guess where? BT during the "It's you we answer to" days.
"This includes an overtime ban, members only working for their contracted hours, taking full break entitlements and not covering for anyone else’s work."
This is serious - they'll do exactly as the civil servants there do right now.
This "corporate deal" defense speaks volumes. It's admitting no-one uses a windows phone because they *want* to, it's because they have to be forced to. Another stupid move guaranteed to lose their last users hearts and minds.
A colossal double fail, making their rape and murder of Nokia so much more poignant.
Makes things easier for mobile dev shops though, now they know for sure there's no point in developing for windows phone. Tough on those who ignored microsofts history of shitting on them at every turn, but wtf - if they haven't seen their true colours by now they never will.
There's more chance of a statue of Kelvin MacEnzine being erected outside the Kop than microsoft winning back anyones trust. It knows its lost its users so has to rely on corporate jobsworths to keep going. The future is mobile and cloud, and microsoft is irrelevant to both. Infesting other platforms might seem a way forwards, but a flick of the platforms owners switch snuffs that out any time they feel like it.
An Apple spokesperson from the tippity top of his ivory tower condescended the following statement: "These retailers are as stupid as the users."
s/The DWP sites around Blackpool/civil service
Amazon also want to get into washing machines, dishwashers etc - right from manufacture. That way, when hooked up to the web they can detect when you're low on powder and automatically order it for you. To be delivered by fucking drone. What could possibly be wrong with this marvellous vision of the future?
Had a nice ring to it. Well, my old man thought so anyway.
Nahhh! Best line of the series was in this episode:
"I'm old enough to be your messiah!"
There's no difference here between them writing a £200k cheque and a £0 one.
Two words: Forced "updates".
But I need a new laptop, so I've no choice now but get my first Apple product ever - a "macbook".
It's time to piss all over another microsoft burning platform, except this one didn't take much to extinguish at all.
Woah - hold yer horses, cowboy! Microsofts rape of Nokia was terrible, yes, but this girl is gonna come back and spit on their grave in 2016. The "deal" was they couldn't launch a smart device under the Nokia name until then.
The icing on the cake will be the platform distribution figures for microsoft mobile software once it gets up to speed in 2017, if indeed there is any hardware running a microsoft OS at that time. I'll repeat that link just to make clear where things are headed.
They laughed when they thought Microsoft were late to the wearables party - lets see 'em laughing with this where the sun don't shine.