I want no connection drawn between the legend that is MC Hammer and the “company” that is Microsoft, there’s old news and surprising news to be had in the world of tech today!

First up  – MC Hammer, the singer who was so popular during my “youth” has made a rather unexpected comeback, not in the guise of a revival tour, not a new album but as a search engine.  You heard it right, MC Hammer is to launch his own search engine in probably a piece of tech news that nobody could ever have predicted.  https://joindiaspora.com/posts/666718

It is reported that Microsoft’s rather unpopular Windows Phone 7 costs more to make than the iPhone 4s, disproving the theory that “You get what you pay for”.  It’s no secret that Microsoft is allegedly making more money from Android “licenses” than it is from WP7 and it doesn’t seem like Mango has stirred any excitement – the one “fruit” product in the Tech world that’s truly gone rotten?

Ballmer has attempted to cheapen Android in the last few days:

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said today that “You don’t have to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone, but you do to use an Android phone”. He also stated that he just can’t get excited about an Android phone. Ouch.

http://gregstechblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/steve-ballmer-has-audacity-to-insult.html

But then again, this is Ballmer and remember what he had to say about the iPhone:

There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/07/04/30/ballmer.on.iphone/#ixzz1bhAPOe8J

When Ballmer finally gets the boot from Microsoft, I think its safe to say he won’t be turning up as a fortune-teller at your local fairground.

In related news though Microsoft has been up to its old tricks, this time with a company from China called Compal:

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Compal, one of the leaders in the original design manufacturing, or ODM, industry,” Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft, said in a statement.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20124374-75/microsoft-signs-compal-to-android-chrome-licensing-deal/

I bet Microsoft are pleased, yet again making money off others successes.

Tim (Goblin)

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