8 posts • joined Monday 31st December 2012 11:30 GMT
Re: Monopoly Power
Perhaps read up on the last major US anti-trust case, with Microsoft, Internet explorer, and Netscape.
Re: Who's freaking who?
Who knew that "Theft of mobile devices" would fall under "Terrorism"..?
What crock pot being cooked up by Tim. Tim hasn't been friend of his customers, when he made available for sale, customer data to make a quick buck.
Re: Hm, I'm not getting it
It's a noble cause, but I'm not sure $1B will be enough to lay fiber optic cabling in areas of the world that lack running water, and roads.
But Whatevs, Facebook.
Re: The purpose of Surface
Yes, this is what Apple did very well.
But the Nokia executive, that said Microsoft needs to attract developers made a good point. Can't migrate the masses to a new platform if the apps don't exist.
I remember seeing the ads, with dancing kids, showing the device that makes a "click". To compare, Apple always showed apps, and what you could do with their gear. If you can't attract developers, to write apps, you hire a dance troupe. I'd buy a Surface if I was looking for something that helps with choreographing dance moves, like those in the ads... But I'm not looking for that, so it's a waste of money.
Linux on the surface would be awesome.
T-Mobile's plan is about 1/3 the cost of AT&Ts.
Basically, this move puts AT&T into the same sort of class as those rent-to-own stores and payday loan companies. But I guess that if you've gotta have it right now and can't make good financial decisions, this is the right program for you.
At Microsoft, we hired a former Military, Former Booz Allen Hamilton Employee, and other former military nutjobs.
They helped Microsoft to provide foundations for international collection of this data, as well as insight and information for a new datacenter to house it.
If you want help making sure your company is compliant with Patriot-Act Spy Programs, Booz Contractors will do it very well.
The person we hired worked on SigINT during the Iran-Contra thing. He was a great liar. It's a breath of fresh air to see Snowden be more honest than other Booz Employees.
Re: Microsoft Win 8 - Failware
Ballmer seems to fire people right before someone has the ability to say "Marketing Failed".
Marketing, of course, was Ballmer's primary job prior to becoming CEO.
Marketing is also a form of disclosure, to the general public, of what the new products or systems actually do.
But in this situation, it seems the desire to make Windows Surface tablets sexy, or as applicable as an iPad, is a big let-down. NO BODY knows what makes Windows 8 does better, and hell, I don't think there was even a product launch announcement.
But the biggest issue it seems, is that the product didn't work at Microsoft's own retail stores. The keyboard didn't respond, and the salesperson had to restart the tablet. I ended up going back to the Apple Store after they had to restart the tablet when the keyboard didn't work.
Some things never change, but when the tablet had to be restarted, well.. Hah. I decided to change.
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