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
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
Microsoft’s WP7 can be summarized by giving the example of a star collapsing in on itself – its dragging everything near it, in with it. Nokia who to be fair have been suffering of late seem now to be in the death throes since their “arrangement” with Microsoft. Nokia shares crashed 15 per cent yesterday […]Read More More bad fortune for Nokia – The Microsoft disaster
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
In a move perhaps highlighting two separate points I’ve made on numerous occassions, it is being reported that Microsoft is to invest $24 million in a project designed to encourage Windows Mobile Development in university. The “creatively” named AppCampus is a project between the company from Redmond and Nokia where in May prospective developers/students can […]Read More Operation Student – Microsoft tries to drum up interest in the ailing WP7?
… it will be Windows Phone 7 hell for Windows tablets when they finally have a real showing. Certain tech “experts” dismissed them, they said the tablet form factor would never replace the desktop. Whilst this could be put down to their lack knowledge, what is more likely was because they saw them as a threat […]Read More It can’t be! – The tablet hit with consumers!
Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government’s technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say the least. We need look no further than BBClick to see the level in […]Read More UK Government going ahead with Open Source
Readers to OpenBytes may remember that a couple of years ago, I like many people bought a PC of my choice only to have Windows pre-installed. It was unwanted, it was uneeded and presumably this forced inclusion, added to the claimed “sales figures” of Windows. I enquired about a refund and after a little to and fro, […]Read More Justice for the consumer who didn’t want Microsoft – An EU precedent?