Facebook’s ”Home” – Embrace and Extend?

So, the usual rumours about Facebook making its own (smart)phone turn out to be somewhat premature… http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/05/facebook-home-apple-google/ After all, why go to all the trouble of making your own phone, when you can just ‘hijack’ an existing one? This reminds … Continue reading

When Cash-Cows Collide… MS and Apple Spat over Office on iOS

These days, both Microsoft and Apple derive a significant portion of their revenue from what are – effectively – ‘cash cows’, with relatively small investment costs giving large – and continuing – returns.. Now, the companies are fighting over two … Continue reading

MS Surface – Killing Itself?

Microsoft seems to be hell-bent on upsetting its partners again, at a time when it really can’t afford to do so.    Someone has thought Microsoft should be more like Apple (again?) and do it all itself, with regards to Windows … Continue reading

Apple and the cult of ‘Arrogance’

Much has been said in the press recently about the perceived ‘arrogance’ of Apple’s response to quality issues with the release of the iPhone 5, and the mapping fiasco, and – recently – the less-than-stellar release of the iPad Mini..     … Continue reading