Facebook and Instagram – Welcome to the New ‘Information’ Age..?

I have always held the opinion that you should have no expectation of ‘privacy’ or ‘ownership’ for anything posted to Facebook, and now this has spread to encompass Instagram, who were recently ‘acquired’ by Facebook, for what – in many … Continue reading

The Internet is Safe! – Until the Next Time..

So – predictably – the UK and US refused to endorse the less-then-subtle attempt by a UN body to ‘regulate’ the flow of information across the ‘net.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9743911/UN-internet-talks-collapse-as-Britain-and-US-refuse-to-sign-treaty.html Once these two nations made their position clear, the usual group of … 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

HP – Apotheker’s Appalling Legacy Continues..

Leo Apotheker is starting to look like one of the most disaster-prone CEOs in recent Silicon Valley history, after his brief but shambolic tenure at HP.. Now, another of his overpriced and ill-judged ventures – the acquisition of UK-based Autonomy … Continue reading

Intel CEO Retires? Don’t Panic..

After all the emotion and upheaval at Microsoft recently, (see my previous post..) the news that Intel’s CEO is retiring seems to have spurred another frenzy of speculation.. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/19/intel_otellini_retires/ I don’t think this is justified, as it is – after … Continue reading

Windows 8 Claims its first Exec. Scalp?

After the less-than-stellar launch of Windows 8, now comes the shock departure of the Microsoft executive responsible – Steven Sinofsky: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/11/12/microsoft-shocker-windows-president-steven-sinofsky-out/ The sudden departure is a surprise, and the usual gushing platitudes – probably dictated through gritted teeth – do … Continue reading

WordPress Theme Fonts – Typekit Gotcha..

I use Ghostery, (http://www.ghostery.com) but have found than some sites just don’t work properly, unless you ‘unblock’ certain trackers..     Examples are Disqus (http://disqus.com) for some of the ‘outsourced’ discussion forums on news sites, and one closer to home is Adobe … Continue reading