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Sony Claims 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold

Posted In Cloud
Wireless Antenna
But does that put it ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One? continue…

Microsoft’s Diversity at the Top Isn’t a Sea Change

Posted In Looking in Tech
Sea Change
Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company, now has an Indian CEO and African-American board chair, points out Joel Dreyfuss in the Root. But that’s no indication that their appointments signal a trend toward greater diversity in Silicon Valley. It’s hard to believe that race played much of a role in getting these men their jobs. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, is a well-regarded engineer who formerly headed its enterprise business. While there, he oversaw creation of the Cloud OS platform… continue…

Microsoft Considering Android App Support for Windows: Report

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Desperate times could call for desperate measures, apparently. continue…

This Isn’t the First Time Microsoft’s Been Accused of Bing Censorship

Posted In Cloud
Every few years, it seems that Bing runs into significant controversy over the “sanitizing” of Chinese-language search results outside of mainland China. continue…

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…