It’s hard to believe that within a week of its launch that Windows 8 is getting a bad rap from the very market that Microsoft needs most to support it. TechRepublic and ZD Net Research ran have released details of a study to determine what plans businesses have to deploy Windows 8 – and the results are [...]
I have been watching, with some fascination, the different takes on the Microsoft acquisition of Skype. In an interview on CNBC Steve Ballmer stressed heavily the growing role of Microsoft in the communications space as he dominated six of the seven minutes allocated to he and Skype CEO, Tony Bates. The world’s press took different [...]
The rumor mill has been running overtime this last week in the telecoms industry. Perhaps the most prominent, and certainly the most vocal are those claiming that Skype is about to be acquired – AGAIN! You will remember back in October 2005 that Skype’s private shareholders enjoyed a big payout when Skype was first bought [...]
This is Barcelona week and you are probably fed up to the teeth with press releases and news emanating from this Catalonian stronghold. The Insider has spent a lot of time talking to delegates, press people and exhibitionists (I think that’s the right term for the people working the stands, especially CBOSS), to get the [...]
The official Nokia blog says it is now official – Nokia is getting hitched to Microsoft! You have to love the joint announcement so soon after the so-called ‘leaked memo’ from Nokia CEO, and supposedly ex-Microsoft man, Stephen Elop. The rhetoric is pure Ballmer, though. “Today in London, our two companies announced plans for a broad strategic [...]
April 2010 and the news from Microsoft was the unveiling of a pair of handsets sourced from Sharp known as the Kin One and Kin Two. The devices were being marketed as Windows Phones, and while they’re ultimately based on most of the same underpinnings of Windows Phone 7, they were supposed to provide a [...]
You know times are a’changing when the CEO of Microsoft announces that 90 per cent of his staff will be working on cloud platforms by next year. Steve Ballmer even went one step further when he said he was “betting the company” on the Windows Azure cloud platform.
Big drop in fixed-line revenues Australians are dumping their fixed-lines at an alarming rate, 10% in the last six months to be exact. Local call volumes are down 13% for the same period and total PSTN revenues dropped by 6.9%. The decline was far greater than that forecast by CEO, David Thodey, only six months [...]