The excellent, but paywalled, Lex column in the FT has an interesting article today which speculates on how Microsoft will price its forthcoming releases of Windows 8 (tablet edition) and Microsoft Office. Software prices are dropping and the importance of local operating systems and having locally installed productivity software is declining which makes the [...]
Let me start with an admission – I have never been an Apple fan. My issues stem from my time working at my dad’s computer rentals business – we used to rent computers for as little as one day and were constantly moving them around the country, changing memory configurations, swapping [...]
I’m a big fan of open and extensible platforms (ideally open-source extensible platforms) – with WordPress.org for blogging and Mozilla/Firefox for browsing being my two favourites.
So I was pleased today to read Mozilla’s announcement that they had crossed the one billion mark for add-on downloads since they started counting in 2005. See chart [...]
There is a lot of hype around cloud at the moment – so much so that a couple of industry bigwigs have recently felt the need to take the heat out (and if ever there was a time for bursting bubbles, this is it….).
As reported in the Guardian Larry Ellison has criticised [...]
When I saw Google’s announcement of their new browser, via the neat marketing trick of a comic book, I wondered what the point of it was. I was struggling to think of what it is that they could offer than Firefox 3 doesn’t have already.
The answer – to run applications. From Nick Carr [...]
I attended an NMK seminar on vendor relationship management (VRM) last night (thanks to Ian Delaney for organising a great event). This is an area I have been getting excited about recently, and I posted some early thoughts here (the comments are also worth a read).
Unfortunately I had to leave the seminar early [...]
Fred Wilson wrote this yesterday in a post lamenting Murdoch’s announcement at Davos that he plans to expand the subscription area of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ):
Here’s the deal. Digital media is not about scarcity and never will be. That’s the old media game. Online it’s about ubiquity, about being part [...]
I have blogged a couple of times on the one internet versus two question, and it seems the debate is still raging – Alan Patrick wrote a great post on the subject last Sunday over on Broadstuff.
There are a couple of things I want to pull out from that post. Firstly his concise [...]