Redefining “a few”

Neowin reporting on a Microsoft Internal event hosted by Steve Ballmer: During his internal address, Ballmer stated that Windows is not selling well enough, which shouldn’t come as a major surprise, as the company has blamed just about everything under the sun for the slower adoption of Windows 8. On the Surface: We built a […]

Google’s baffling product line-up

Sometimes, I sit back in awe at some of the incredible things Google is capable of.  They innovate, refine and deliver some of the best services out there.  At other times, I can’t help but wonder if there’s anyone with a clear vision for the company and the various product groups operating within.  To underline […]

The world has changed

There’s a fascinating interview with EA executive Frank Gibeau on Venture Beat.  Amongst the golden nuggets: We burned the ships and marched inland. [Laughs] About 76 percent of our revenue this quarter was digital, not disc-based. We’re off to the races. EA is the third biggest games publisher in the world, and they’re seeing more […]

Waffle and nonsense

Steve Ballmer talking about the reorganisation Microsoft announced today: “Although we will deliver multiple devices and services to execute and monetise the strategy, the single core strategy will drive us to set shared goals for everything we do. We will see our product line holistically, not as a set of islands,” Mr Ballmer said. Eh, […]

Fixing the wrong problem

So apparently BlackBerry have Fired their Head Of US Sales following recent disappointing sales. That’s certainly one way of looking at the problem.  However, it’s not just US sales that are disappointing, but sales across the board.  So instead of firing the guy who’s trying to sell a product no one wants, how about working on a […]

Ofcom customer satisfaction report

Today, Ofcom released their latest stats for TV, Broadband and Telephone provides, and it makes interesting reading. On Broadband suppliers: For the third consecutive quarter, Orange/EE generated the most complaints as a proportion of its broadband customer base at 0.57 per 1,000 customers in Q1 2013. Complaints were mainly driven by difficulties in changing provider and […]

Pitching Hollywood

The New York Times put together a pitch for a movie called “Red, White and Blood” and ran it by some Hollywood experts.  The entire thing is a damning indictment on the state of the movie business: “I’ve got some really bad news for you,” said Lynda Obst, whose films include “Contact,” “Sleepless in Seattle” […]

Broken patents

Despite Obama stating his intention to clear up the broken software patents system in the States, there are still borderline insane decisions going through: A firm called Ultramercial claims to have invented the concept of showing a customer an ad instead of charging for content. The company has sought royalties from a number of Web […]

Samsung to NOT copy Apple

The Korea Times: Samsung Electronics has decided to ditch its unprofitable desktop PC business and devote itself to tablet computers and all-in-one laptops, company officials said Monday. Well it was only ever going to go one of two ways.  Either they would copy the Mac Pro and market the hell out of their version, or […]


Apple’s Board of Directors has elected to modify the award of restricted stock that Tim Cook received after being promoted to CEO in August 2011. The modification, made at Cook’s request, changes the award of 1,000,000 restricted stock units — originally supposed to be awarded in two lump sums over 10 years — to a […]