Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nokia/Microsoft: Why was it important to industry dynamics

Yesterday I spotted a chart on another blog showing what would have happened had Nokia chosen to go with Google Android.  If you simple converted Nokia marketshare to Android, Android starts to dominate the way Microsoft Windows dominated in the … Continue reading

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The real significance of the Nokia/Microsoft deal

When you think back over the history of the “Wintel” PC industry what you really think about is all the partnerships that made it thrive.  Of course you have the cooperation of Microsoft for software and Intel for silicon at … Continue reading

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Ken Olsen: Tractors and Computers

Olsen – Tractors and Computers

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Satya Nadella replaces Bob Muglia as head of Microsoft’s STB

As internal candidates go Satya is an inspired choice to lead STB.  He’s done a great job since taking over the Search/Ad/etc. engineering team.  He has a background in servers, spent a good chunk of time building apps on top of … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Ken Olsen’s ultimate success?

Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), passed away last weekend.  I’ll get to personal memories in a moment, but first I wanted to comment on his real impact on computing and the high-tech world we live in.  While … Continue reading

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Microsoft and Nokia, a match made in hell?

The rumors are once again swirling on the topic of Nokia adopting a Microsoft operating system for its smartphones.  A few years ago there were rumors about Nokia adopting Windows Mobile specifically for the US market, where its Symbian-based phones … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Rumors

A little over a week ago articles appeared claiming availability for Windows 8 would be January of 2013. I hope not. The tablet space is moving fast and I just can’t see Microsoft coming back from missing two more Christmas … Continue reading

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