The start of the ‘Post PC’ era for big business is coming – and Microsoft has decided to adapt? My prediction: Microsoft focuses on Enterprise software – Look for Ballmer in the next 6 months to a year to spend his pile of cash on some Large Enterprise software corporation. Maybe Adobe? F5 Networks? He will spend it on something as his last big gamble.
So rumor has it the Zune is to be discontinued, likely merged with the windows phone.
Assuming the Zune will just merge into the Windows phone, that gives Microsoft a conundrum as to what to name such a new machine. What name would market better – ‘Windows Phone’ – which conjures up an image of a phone with bloated software, or the Zune Phone, images of a failed platform that couldnt compete with the iPod.
Side note – I am a very satisified owner of a Zune – The software is great for managing podcasts – probably the easiest Microsoft software to use. Sad to see its demise.
Check out some of the latest in human looking robots:
More realistic than Arnold Schwartzenegger?
So a Bellevue City councilman was pushing to reroute light rail to a different route, at the same time he wassecretly negotiating a partnership with the railroad to buy acquire land on that route.
Could any reasonable person not consider this a breach of ethics?
This corporation is running for congress as a result of the Citizens United Supreme court ruling.
Makes government more efficient – cuts out the middleman.
If you look at the weather records for the northwest, you will notice that the winters in the 1950’s had some amazingly cold weather – most record lows were set in the 1950s. I was always curious about that – this article presents an interesting hypothesis about what caused this.
Keep this in mind regarding global warming – more articles are appearing regarding geo-engineering as the solution to global warming. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoengineering. Makes me pretty nervous.
A great article on the history of Stuxnet.
‘Stuxnet is the Hiroshima of cyber-war.’ – Something I think is greatly underreported.