Tag Archives: Xbox

Don Mattrick departs Microsoft

Microsoft has lost another senior executive, and a number of people have asked me if this is good or bad for Microsoft.  I’ll render judgment at the end of this piece. I never interacted with Don Mattrick though no doubt … Continue reading

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Xbox Always-On

I’m not much of a gamer, so I’ve not really had a strong opinion about the Next-Generation Xbox (“Xbox 720″) Always-On controversy that has gripped the web lately.  I have no idea if its true or what the details may … Continue reading

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Untangling some of the people moves at Microsoft

Yesterday Mary Jo Foley broke the news that the father of Windows NT (and DEC’s RSX-11M and VAX/VMS) Dave Cutler had moved from the Windows Azure team (of which he was one of the founders) to the Xbox team.  Other bloggers … Continue reading

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Microsoft to aquire {NVIDIA|Nokia|Yahoo|Whoever}

Over the last few weeks there have been rumors that Microsoft would acquire Nokia, which were completely denied, followed by rumors that Microsoft would acquire NVIDIA.  The latter were caused by a clause in a contract Microsoft has with NVIDIA … Continue reading

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Of course there will never be another standalone “Zune” PMP

Although there are many other topics I have plans to blog about, I can’t resist responding to the noise in the system about Microsoft.  And there has been a lot of recent noise about the future of Zune.  First rumors … Continue reading

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