Monthly Archives: June 2012

Should someone buy RIM?

My friend and former co-worker David D’Souza has been agitating for some time for Microsoft to buy RIM.  I’m always arguing against the move.  It’s not that RIM doesn’t have some good assets, it’s that cleaning up the financial mess and … Continue reading

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Critics of the Microsoft Surface just don’t get it

The commentaries about the recently unveiled Microsoft Surface Tablet/”Ultrabook”/PC thingies is revealing.  Particularly the few from OEM executives, and the larger number from supporters of the status quo.  My summary of them: They don’t get “it”.  No not the Surface … Continue reading

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Four reasons we are losing the fight against Malware

It’s one step forward two steps back in the fight against Malware.  Every time it seems like we are making progress it becomes apparent that we keep attacking the tip of the iceberg and below the surface Malware is thriving.  So … Continue reading

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The practical impact of not upgrading older phones to Windows Phone 8

I’m going to leave all (well, most) of the emotion about the lack of upgrades for older phones to Windows Phone 8 on the side and just address the practical impact.  I’m not talking about the potential negative short-term impact … Continue reading

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The marketing gaffe that could sink Windows Phone

What if you made all the right decisions from a technology and engineering standpoint, and then with one little marketing gaffe sunk an entire product line?  Well, I worry that is exactly what Microsoft has done with Windows Phone.  I … Continue reading

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Skimming the Surface

So, Microsoft took the “let us show what can really be done with Windows Tablets” route. From afar I like what I see. They didn’t say anything about 4G support, and I really want that. And I have some other … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft introduce its own Tablet?

Microsoft has scheduled a major announcement for later today and the press and blogosphere has decided they are going to announce a Microsoft-branded Tablet. Perhaps I missed it, but I haven’t noticed anyone citing a leak from an ODM or … Continue reading

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