11 January 2014

Microsoft Partners Uproar, Some Prepare to Sell Google Apps

Editor's note: Everyone should have seen this coming, Microsoft has abandoned not only its Windows PC users (e.g., dueling OS Windows 8), but has openly scorned "partners" -- from OEMs to Channel reps --

Microsoft Partners In Uproar Over Cloud Sales Commission Cuts
CRN
Some partners are so angry about having their fees cut that they're prepared to sell competing products, like Google Apps. One partner told CRN he's planning to change his business to be less dependent on Microsoft partner fees. "Based on this ...(read more at link above)

Microsoft Shares Could Sink to Low $30s
Barron's
We maintain a Neutral rating and $30 fair-value estimate on Microsoft. ... that run both Windows and [ Google (GOOG)] Android on the same device, ...

Business Standard (blog)

Google launches ferry service for employees between Redwood ...
San Jose Mercury News
It may not be as fast as a Google search, but a new ferry service launched this week between San Francisco and Redwood City is helping to take ...

Times of India

Google linking of social network contacts to email raises concerns
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A new feature in Google Inc's Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not ...

The Verge

Google Misses India Contract on Data Concerns
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Internet giant Google has lost out on a contract in India amid concerns about... Google confirmed in a statement that its discussions ended with the ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Microsoft promises Xbox One fixes in major update
CNET
Fixes are on the way for Microsoft's Xbox One. (Credit: CNET). Yes,Microsoft does plan to fix some of the bugs and quirks in the Xbox One in an ...

Hot Hardware

Ban Amazon Prime?
San Jose Mercury News
If the French Senate gets its way, retail giant Amazon and its online peers won't be able to offer free book deliveries in France anymore. In an unusual ...

CTV News

Apple Devices Flow Into Corporate World
Wall Street Journal
The popularity of the iPhone and iPad among employees is prompting corporate tech managers to rewrite policies and change traditional buying ...

Financial Express

Google X Staff Meet With FDA Pointing Toward New Device
Bloomberg
Google Inc. (GOOG) sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with U.S. regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the ...

Apple's Siri goes to the movies to check 'Her' out
San Jose Mercury News
Is Siri getting a little bent out of shape over Samantha, the leading lady in the new Spike Jonze movie, "Her"? With the film opening nationwide Friday ...

New York Times

Google privacy chief: Proposed EU privacy law 'dead'
CNET
Peter Fleischer, Google's top global privacy counsel, says a "much-flawed" proposed EU privacy law is "dead," while praising whistleblower Edward ...

InsideCounsel

Apple Wins Patent Appeal Against Motorola
PC Magazine
Apple's iPhones do not infringe on patented technology from Google's Motorola technology, according to an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today upheld an April 203 decision from the International Trade Commission's (ITC...

AT&T Sponsored Data: FCC ready to intervene if necessary | BGR: " . . . some lawmakers are skipping the wait-and-see stage and moving directly into attack mode. California Congresswoman and net neutrality supporter Anna Eshoo recently said that AT&T’s new program is a huge threat that should be eliminated. “The announcement of a sponsored data program by AT&T puts it in the business of picking winners and losers on the Internet, threatening the open Internet, competition and consumer choice,” Eschoo said..."

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