28 November 2013

Microsoft Surface, Tablet #FAIL

Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows -- and combined Surface RT and Surface 2 usage share equals only 6.4% of all North American non iPad tablet Web traffic.  (source: Information Week and chitika.com )

Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
Apple CEO Tim Cook frequently cites use statistics when dismissing the... Amazon's Kindle devices lost 1.8 percentage points during the same period. ... Google was third (8.2%), followed by Barnes & Noble (7%), and Microsoft (6.4%).


And while Microsoft has abandoned desktop and notebook computing by dumbing down its OS, forcing users to a tablet OS (Windows 8 and 8.1) on all PCs, Apple thinks differently --

Apple's new Mac Pro signals commitment to professional computing
IDG News Service - Apple is sending a signal that it hasn't abandoned the professional computing market with the latest Mac Pro, which will ship next month....


Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome
Laptop and desktop users can now do a Google search without typing just by speaking aloud, with a Chrome extension that Google made available on Tuesday.

Economic Times

Microsoft, suspecting NSA spying, to ramp up efforts to encrypt its ...
Washington Post
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The Verge

Google Street View Lands In Airports
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest... Travelers can now use Google Street Views to see a preview of the stops along their ...


Amazon at Record Shows Divergent Views on Holiday E-Commerce
Investors are taking divergent views on Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and EBay Inc. ... Amazon, the world's largest Web retailer, reached a record today, climbing 1.3 ...

Microsoft's New CEO Will Have Gobs Of Money To Reinvigorate The ...
MOT wound up in Google's embrace and has simply continued to slide into further ... It is almost like the antithesis of Apple's supposedly intuitive approach to ...

BGR India

Google's sub-$200 Moto G smartphone goes on sale early
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NEW YORK -- Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the ...

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Why Amazon is goosing Prime memberships
FORTUNE -- Last Friday, Amazon (AMZN) announced customers can now officially give others a $79 Amazon Prime membership -- a move that came just ...

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Watch Comet ISON hurtle toward the sun
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