11 posts • joined 9 May 2012
The M$ message. Don't allow fairness, future of documents or, equal access to deter you, Greed Glorious Greed.
IBM is cleaning up by focusing on business and of course computer research.
The consumer end is either really gadget or games. Throw in a little search and help and you are there. Samsung came from no where, just like Apple did, just like Sony did, just like the next fad manufacturer will. That's the problem with the consumer market, your time in the sun always comes to an end. So target IBM business and research, not so much the competitor to beat, the whole of that market is that but the competitor to align with. Security is also floating around but thanks to the NSA that is going to end up a one country at a time market, nobody will trust anyone going forward (the fiscal harm the NSA has done to US business is staggering, trillions of dollars will go begging).
So MSN, XBox(gaming division), Bing(back to MSN Search),whole bunch of cash for restructuring and to keep share value up, basically creating MSN consumer products.
Everything else stays with M$. Add in clearing out deadwood, for both divisions and M$ will be able to trim right down and clean up.
While MSN will charge right at Apple and Google, two targets with big revenue to sink their teeth into (Focus is all MSN needs).
Lets hope that Rupert Murdoch updates his jawbone to the internet so the whole world can celebrate the instant the psychopath drops dead. Every heart murmur would become a cause for a celebratory drink.
The most likely reason for the sell out, a more realistic long term goal of MSN global free of profit sucking partners.
I wonder what HP will sell to their customer seeing as they can not manage telecommuting. You can just image the HP rep wandering into an office trying to sell computers, networking equipment and telecommuting.
Customer staring at them with awe at the gall. One thing HP could never ever get away with is publicly admitting telecommuting is a bust.
Trying to copy the ex-googlite, seriously, (reality check falling revenue and rising profits driven by slashing the development and creativity base, Yahoo telecommuters only returned to the office to be quietly pink slipped one at a time).
A do nothing board with only two goals shut down broadband development and make it enormously difficult and expensive to restart and somehow blame the Australian Labour Party for it's failure.
Re: Dream on...
Australia due to ample space can readily boost the economy by allowing more migration of affluent migrants from wealthy countries, those seeking that greater space and a weather change.
Prices are high in Australia basically because companies can get away with higher profit margins, as always direct import remains an option to skip the middle man.
Basically if snow is really starting to grate on your nerves and the crime in the US is perturbing, then try to make the jump. Easier migration is available by paying attention to State sponsored migration permanent non 457. Business's make application to their state governments and the state government can then sponsor immigrants to fill those positions.
Re: Online advertising?
Adds only really work when they align with the content and thus are from the readers point of view, a virtual extension to the story. Catch any on-line ad immediately exposes your product to competitive review, you really have to have something worth buying or you are wasting money.
Re: Congratulations PC makers!
Not Quite. Each and every year the size and resolution of my display has grown, now 24". I expect the next one to come in at 27" as for the keyboard that's now illuminated, ahh, watch display in low light while being able to control computer.
Desktops for cheap screen real estate they simply can't be beat.
As for the percentage of smart phones, it really doesn't count when those numbers are in addition to. rather than instead of. Notebook certainly ate into desktops but now the push is for three devices.
Desktop is back for screen real estate, smart phone for mobile communications and that leaves device number three and that's controlled by the keyboard.
That excluded the biggest chunk of screen real estate the big screen TV, finally a logical use for a cheap tablet.
So some buffoon in a burst of desperation for money abuses his position with Wikipedia, get's caught and fired. Who expects Wikipedia to be perfect, who expects anything to be perfect. What is important here is abuse was discovered coming from a trustee and the board moved forward appropriately and removed that trustee, that's what proper governance is all about.
Not some foolish expectations of perfection, it just don't happen but sound corrections in management when problems are discovered.
The crazy right babble that has infected right wing talking points that everything must be perfect, you can never disclose problems, is getting out of hand.
The big issue being missed here is accuracy of data retained. Whose responsibility is it when, data is wrong or missing. How server will the criminal penalties be for any errors, considering errors can be generated by faulty hard disk drives, faulty hardware, faulty power supply and of course human error and purposeful alteration or deletion.
So ISPs are required to retain data, so how many years in jail do they get when there's a lighting strike and all their servers are wiped out.
Also accuracy of data retention methods, the intent is to use this data in criminal prosecution, what penalty will the ISP pay if the data is proved in error after a person has been convicted off a crime based upon that data.
Currently ISP retain data to cover bill payment, fees in the order or 10 to 50 dollars, that's how reliable their data system has to be, when that data is used in criminal prosecution you a re talking civil risk in the order of millions of dollars, how much more to have to be spend to upgrade the reliability of the data retention systems to adequately cover that risk.
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