Category Archives: Google

About that $2B annual loss from Microsoft’s search business

A few days ago Scott Cleland published a thought-provoking piece on what would happen if Microsoft exited the search business.  It was all about what that would do to Google, but might just as well have been titled “Microsoft should … Continue reading

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Bing going Mobile

Yesterday we had the announcement that Bing would become the default Search and Mapping solution for the next generation of RIM’s Blackberry.  Over the previous year we’ve seen Microsoft introduce excellent Bing apps for the iPhone and more recently iPad, work … Continue reading

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Is Bing Putting the Squeeze on Google?

There were two interesting pieces of news out this week.  One was news from Experian Hitwise adding to other evidence that by some measures Bing has grown to about 30% of the search market in the U.S.   The second interesting … 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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Is it ‘Game Over’ in Smartphones?

The Smartphone war seems to be shaping up to look very much like an earlier paradigm shift in computing.  Sure analogies are imperfect, but let me try this one on you. It was 1983 and the computing industry was in … Continue reading

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An idea for WP7

I’ve been sitting here staring at WordPress trying to get going on a blog about the state of the Smartphone market.  One paragraph in and I decide to change the approach and delete it.  Start again and a different post … Continue reading

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The rebirth of True Mountain Group

After I retired from Microsoft in 2002 I started doing some part-time consulting for fun, to keep my hand in the IT world, and of course for a little extra spending money.  I put that business, True Mountain Group LLC, on hold … Continue reading

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