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Why Would Nokia Produce an Android Smartphone?

Is there a strategy behind a Microsoft subsidiary releasing an Android device? Or is this a repeat of Nokia’s N9 experience? continue…

Can Bill Gates Pull a Steve Jobs?

Probably not. continue…

Amazon’s Double Helix Acquisition Hints at Gaming Console

Posted In Cloud
With Nintendo flagging, there’s room in the console ecosystem for a new, lower-priced competitor. continue…

SharePoint Is Not Dead, It Will Continue to Dominate

Not Dead Yet
Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann spoke at the 2013 Gartner Symposium on SharePoint and declared its inevitable demise. But, his assessment shows a distinct lack of understanding of what SharePoint is, what enterprise collaboration is and the fact that many companies will not go to the cloud for their content management needs. Mann’s presentation was confusing and misleading. By instructing CIOs to look to a post-SharePoint future, Mann displayed a distinct lack of foresight when it comes to collaborative solutions, SharePoint… continue…

FISA Data Release by Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Means Squat

A “range” of government data requests, posted after a six month lag, tell users as little as possible about federal requests for information. continue…

New Microsoft CEO Unlikely to Stem Defections

Posted In Looking in Tech
Letter of Resignation
After Microsoft announced earlier this year that it was planning a massive re-organization, IT workers at the Redmond giant began to inundate recruiters with their resumes, as they considered bolting. Now that Microsoft has named long-time in-house executive Satya Nadella as its new CEO, will the outflow subside? Several Seattle-area recruiters say it’s unlikely. “People who were thinking of leaving to work on the latest and greatest things elsewhere will say, ‘I don’t see anything changing with the new CEO,’… continue…

What Will Nadella’s Microsoft Look Like?

The new CEO will emphasize cloud and mobile, certainly. But everything else is a matter of speculation. continue…

Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

Posted In Cloud
In his email to employees, Nadella said that he was “humbled” by his appointment. continue…

Microsoft Taps Insider Nadella as CEO

Posted In Looking in Tech
Satya Nadella
Microsoft’s enterprise business head Satya Nadella was named the company’s third CEO yesterday, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who announced his intention to step down last year. Meantime, company founder Bill Gates is giving up his role as chairman to work with Nadella on enhancing the company’s technology and products. Working with the title “Technology Advisor,” Gates is expected to work at Microsoft several days each week, according to Re/code. He’ll remain on the board of directors, which will now be led… continue…

South Koreans Using Kinect to Monitor DMZ

Posted In Cloud
The system is reportedly capable of distinguishing between humans and animals traveling through the heavily guarded zone between the two countries. continue…