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

Microsoft – Back to the ’90s?

First we had Microsoft ‘annoying’ its OEM partners with its own tablet (see my previous post..) and now – it seems – the company may – or may not – be introducing its own smartphone: http://www.informationweek.com/mobility/smart-phones/microsoft-to-build-its-own-windows-phone/240012727 This is starting to … Continue reading

Red Clouds at Night? Red Hat’s China Plans..

So… Red Hat is looking to expand its operations – especially ‘cloud’ related – in China, now.. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-11/05/content_15874520.htm This may be a prudent move, but the company should not forget that China has already developed its own domestic Linux business … Continue reading

CUL, meet CVL.. Viewer Detection Patent?

Apparently, good old Microsoft have been having fun at the US Patent Office, again. http://www.geekwire.com/2012/microsoft-diskinect-freeloading-tv-viewers/ Their latest bright idea for increased monetisation of their ‘consumers’ is a plan to detect the number of people viewing their gaming products, and cut … Continue reading