08 January 2014

Windows 8 Killed PC Market and Tech Careers

How Real People Will Use Windows 8 Published on Mar 7, 2012--see, Microsoft knew!

More Microsoft exec departures mark end of a Windows era | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld: "... These departures/transfers not only solidify a complete housecleaning of the Windows effort, they mark the end of a "monolithic Windows" era ... More important, the breakup of the old crew sends as clear a sign as any that the powers-that-be at Microsoft realize Windows 8 screwed up big time: The whole management team responsible for Windows 8 has just hung out the "gone fishing" sign..."

Microsoft's late fixing Windows, but ahead on the cloud | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld: " ... Few now doubt that Windows 8 dealt a huge blow to already flagging PC sales and led hardware manufacturers to waste billions of dollars on desktop and laptop touchscreens. You can't really blame Steve Sinofsky's unceremonious 2012 departure on Windows 8, since the numbers weren't in yet, but certainly Steve Ballmer felt the sting. As Woody Leonhard observed in an excellent piece last week, the purge of those connected to Windows 8 has continued ..."

Google teams up to create Android dashboards for cars (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
... car – and driver – may not be far in the future. At International CES, Googleannounced a partnership between Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and chip manufacturer Nvidia aimed at creating an Android chip for the cars of the future....

Microsoft Acquires Parature
Wall Street Journal
Parature and Microsoft are already well acquainted with one another through a partnership between Parature and Microsoft's contact management ...

Washington Post

Google, other big companies to pay to use San Francisco bus stops
They include Microsoft Corp Apple Inc and others. ... Bell, manager for public policy and government affairs for Google, at the news conference.

Economic Times

Microsoft fixes Surface 2 BitLocker prompt error
Summary: Microsoft has issued a fix for a BitLocker prompt error affecting users ... Some users of Microsoft's ARM-based Surface 2 devices have been ...

Windows IT Pro

Microsoft Says Xbox One Sales Top Three Million
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, file photo, Emanuel Jumatate, from Chicago, hugs his new Xbox One after he purchased it at a Best Buy in Evanston, ...

Cinema Blend

Apple Cup moving back to Saturday for 2014
The Seattle Times
After two years of playing the Apple Cup on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the annual football game between Washington and Washington State will ...

Google Lowers Moto X Price
In order to improve traction in the hardware market, Google Inc.'s (GOOG - Analyst Report) Motorola Mobility slashed the price of its flagship ...

Digital Trends

Apple Opens Store on Alibaba's Tmall
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In its latest attempt to boost China sales, Apple Inc. opened an official store on Tmall, a major online marketplace run by Chinese e-commerce giant ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Microsoft pins a price tag on its PowerBI business-intelligence tools
Summary: Microsoft's Power BI for Office 365 self-service business-intelligence tool bundle is still in preview. But its three-tiered pricing plan is now ...


Apple TV vs. Roku 3: The great debate, revised
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
When I initially set out to drop cable and rely on the Internet for television, I wanted to try it without buying any additional hardware. That didn't last long ...

ABC News

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