Posted tagged ‘Microsoft’

Counting Down to the MacBook Touch…

April 8, 2010

Since before the release of the iPhone, the feature flow has been from Apple’s Mac OS X operating system to the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad operating system. Part of the iDevice’s reliability is the solid core of OS X underneath.

But with the release of the iPad, the future seems clear: The touch-based interface’s features are headed back to the Mac computers.

Why Did Google Build a Phone and a Browser?

January 12, 2010

Microsoft was kind enough to comment that Google will have a tough time selling both a phone and an OS.

Microsoft Corp.’s Robbie Bach, head of the division that makes mobile-phone programs, said Google Inc. will have a hard time attracting partners to its wireless software after introducing its own handset.

Roughly Drafted toes the Apple-fanboy line that Android simply isn’t very important in the scheme of things:

But importantly, it will also expose Google’s tired attempt to beat Microsoft’s Window Mobile at its own game (without applying much creativity) as being much less important than the Android-enamored seem to think it is. Google isn’t changing the world with Android, it’s just ripping off an existing, unexceptional product. Google’s Android is not more special in the grand scheme of things than Compaq’s effort to clone the original IBM PC.

Both miss the point rather badly.

News, Bing, and Google — Why Rupert Might Be Right.

November 24, 2009

He might be right because he may not need the whole internet to see his news in order to make an online profit.

Will Someone Bring ‘Quaint’ Back?

August 2, 2009

Jeff Jarvis is a smart guy, who has a lot of interesting things to say.

He is a big proponent of Google, obviously, and saw the future for the newspaper industry very early. So I generally keep an eye on what he writes.

He has a column up regarding the Yahoo-Microsoft search lovefest.

The column is a fairly straightforward discussion of the futileness of Yahoo and Microsoft trying to catch Google on search, since Google has mostly won search anyway. Which is reasonable.

In the column, however, he talks about something which I thought most people had forgotten about: