Tag: Microsoft

Winds of change at Microsoft

It took a change of CEO but Microsoft is currently in transition mode. Executives are being moved around to new departments and Microsoft is doing “unMicrosoft things”. First example of the change seen at Microsoft: Microsoft has finally enabled the Office franchise on iOS and Android devices. Yes, you read right and it is a free app in which you can […]

My Name is Nadella, Satya Nadella

February 2014 will be a historic month in the history of Microsoft. Satya Nadella became the third CEO of the Redmond based company succeeding Steve Ballmer. Nadella is going to have his hands full as he needs to reposition Microsoft to a software company that is less reliant on enterprise software and more focused on consumer based software (hello Office […]

February 2014 will be a historic month in the history of Microsoft. Satya Nadella became the third CEO of the Redmond based company succeeding Steve Ballmer. Nadella is going to have his hands full as he needs to reposition Microsoft to a software company that is less reliant on enterprise software and more focused on consumer based software (hello Office […]

Microsoft to face its biggest changes in the next 6 months

The last few months have been interesting for Microsoft. In August, Microsoft announced that longtime CEO, Steve Ballmer will be “retiring”. The retiring in all honesty reads like a revolt against him that was driven by shareholders. Ballmer got the keys to the Microsoft kingdom from Bill Gates in January 2000,  but in reality did nothing to build on the momentum that […]

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business

One of the worst kept secrets finally became fact yesterday. Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s devices & services business. Nokia’s device business was the one part of the business making little headway. Building on the partnership with Nokia announced in February 2011 and the increasing success of Nokia’s Lumia, Microsoft aims to accelerate the growth of its share and profit in mobile […]

10 birthday candles for Skype

Today is Skype’s 10th birthday, a unique moment for the company. Technology companies that age are indicative of a great idea or a disruptor of a traditional event (using the telephone to make international calls). Skype has seen it all in their 10 years of operation. They have been acquired twice – first by eBay who then sold them to Microsoft. […]

The return of the Start Button

Did Microsoft make a mistake by removing the start button from Windows 8? Did they completely confuse their users by trying to create a uniform interface between mobile and desktop operating systems? These questions will never be answered in the public domain by any Microsoft employee but the fact remains that Microsoft made big changes to their operating system’s interface. The […]

Microsoft unveils Windows 8

Microsoft showed the world their next generation operating system. Windows 8 has been nothing short of a rumour for the last few months. At the BUILD conference the rumour became a reality. Microsoft is undoubtedly the market leader in the operating system space.  Everyone uses a piece of software that is made by the Redmond Company at least once a day.  […]

Is Samsung going to buy WebOS?

In one of the biggest stories of 2011, HP decided to “retire” WebOS. It seems the lack of sales of WebOS devices was the primary reason for this. I suspect that Googorola is potentially adding to the equation as manufacturers are looking at strengthening their own offer to consumers. The rumour mill has already starting churning possible new owners for WebOS.  […]

Skype turns 8

Skype, one of the greatest internet companies to have come from Europe turned 8 yesterday. In all honesty when I saw that on a few blogs, I thought that it was not possible. Has it really been 8 years since they entered the market? There are a few companies that have disrupted traditional services through ingenuity but Skype changed […]

The Technological Chameleon

Research In Motion (RIM) in my opinion is currently a technological chameleon. It does not know whether it is an enterprise juggernaut or a consumer electronics manufacturer. It seems the company is struggling with their identity and are on a bit of a downward spiral. I must confess I am surprised that the RIM shareholders have given their blessing to having […]

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