Hot on the heels on the “Humble Indi Bundle” where customers pay what they think an item is worth, it appears Steve Ballmer is experiencing what it is like to be a “Bumbling CEO Bundle” and having his bonus cut for the third year running. The Wall Street Journal reports: Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT -1.68% board reduced the bonus awarded […]Read More Bad boy Ballmer’s bonus busted – Microsoft CEO in for a rough time?
The Humble Indi Bundle has released it’s new offering – a bundle of ebooks where the customer pays what they want. It’s an an idea that has proved successful in the past and also highlighted that far from being “freetards” as some Microsoft Advocates would suggest, Linux users are willing to spend more money than […]Read More Humble eBook Bundle – Yet again, Linux users are spending more money than Windows.
Windows users the world over will almost certainly be familiar with malware and the numerous hoops one must jump through in order to try to prevent it. How many PC’s have been replaced because the unsuspecting (and often inexperienced) PC user thought that the problem was with the PC hardware itself and not the “software” […]Read More Windows – Now with added malware!
My good friend (and co-host) Roy has recently been writing about Canonical and its promotion of the now Microsoft owned Skype. As usual with TechRights it’s a very interesting read and whilst I have other commitments taking me away from this digital world of wonder, I do have time to put a slightly different angle […]Read More Canonical – To Skype or not to Skype?
By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates. Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little closer and maybe offer some alternative reasoning to the requests themselves. Firstly, this article is […]Read More Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?
Cast your mind back to November 2011. For those readers here they may remember an article I wrote about a rumored social networking site Microsoft was developing. As Microsoft desperately throws mud at the wall in the hope something will stick, it seems that there is no stone they won’t leave unturned (figuratively speaking). With […]Read More Socl – It’s Microsoft’s “Me too” time again
I am encouraged by the the release of ebook readers and their massive popularity. As readers of this blog and listeners to the audio-cast will know, I am not a big fan of TV & Film, infact if it wasn’t for the PS3 and the once a year tradition of Doctor Who, I’d happily throw […]Read More APP FOCUS: Blowtorch 1.1.3 for Android & a consideration of MUD
Despite what Microsoft advocates may claim about Windows 7 sales or office sales (lets face it there’s no bragging about WP7) they can’t seem to talk up their online efforts. It is reported over at Business Insider that this quarter Microsoft lost $476 million on line, with the only light seeming to be they are […]Read More Nearly half a billion $ lost online – Microsoft’s continuing tale of woe
A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft’s relationship with open source and its future direction. A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states: You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when it comes to Open-Source? Because I asked Steve Ballmer when he was in London, and […]Read More Stating the obvious – Microsoft and open $ource
What do you do when you have products which people are not buying? What do you do when you produce a product that fails to grasp the interest of the consumer in the same way as your competitor? Do you make your products desirable? – No need. In todays modern world you don’t have […]Read More One mans patent is another mans future – AOL sells $billion+ in patents to Microsoft