Business Adapts to a New Style of Computer: How Internet of Things will change it

The technology industry is preparing for the Internet of things, a type of computing characterized by small, often dumb, usually unseen computers attached to objects. These devices sense and transmit data about the environment or offer new means of controlling it. continue

Apple’s Siri And Microsoft’s Cortana Trade Insults In This Hilarious Chat Show Sketch [VIDEO] | Redmond Pie 

Siri may have become something of a modern cult figure since its introduction alongside the iPhone 4s back in 2011, but with the big announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 last week, Microsoft also took the wraps off Cortana, its very own Siri alternative. Given the very nature of the mobile market, we know that competition will be fierce, and as per a very funny, mocked-up parade of the respective voice assistants on an American chat show, the blue touchpaper has already been well and truly lit.

Ballmer: If I could ‘redo the last 10 years,’ Microsoft wouldn’t be behind on mobile | VentureBeat | Business | by Harrison Weber 

“We would have a stronger position in the phone market today if I could redo the last 10 years.” — Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer spoke candidly at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, U.K, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The retired CEO, replaced by Satya Nadella, emphasized his faith in Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit and shared vague opinions on Facebook’s WhatsApp deal.

Apple shouldn’t be the next Microsoft

In a long, thoughtful post today, Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes: “No, Apple Is Not Like Microsoft“. He responds to arguments put forth by Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes, which Steven Russolillo summarizes in Wall Street Journal post “Four Reasons Apple is the New Microsoft“.

Why Apple ‘computers’ outselling Microsoft may not be fair, but is incredibly important | iMore

Earlier this week analyst Benedict Evanspublished a chart showing how “computers” running Apple software are starting to sell at greater volume than “computers” running Microsoft software. 

Apple, Microsoft, mobile carriers pony up for Obama’s school broadband plan 

Tech companies from Apple to Autodesk and three of the nationwide mobile operators are contributing hardware, software and services to help fund the Presidents plan to connect 15,000 schools with broadband.

It’s Official: Satya Nadella Named Microsoft’s New CEO, Gates Leaves Chairman Position to Become Technology Advisor 

Times are changing for Microsoft, big time. Microsoft has officially selected Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as its next CEO and removed Bill Gates from the chairman position, as expected.

Sony Reportedly In Talks With Microsoft About Making Windows Phone Devices

Sony is not the only company that Microsoft is talking to about expanding into Windows Phone products. Microsoft is also negotiating with Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE This would not be the first time that Sony has partnered

Amazon Rivals Collaborate: Dell, Microsoft Unveil Cloud Partner Ecosystem

How do you compete with the world’s largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services? Both Microsoft and Dell are building up ecosystems consisting of the biggest cloud contenders. Dell made its intentions clear when it abandoned its public cloud plan

Microsoft: Mulally allontana le voci che lo vogliono nuovo CEO dell’azienda

Il prossimo anno vedrà l’insediamento del nuovo CEO di Microsoft e, come anticipato in passato, fra i nomi in lizza ce ne sono un paio che sembrano avere più quotazioni degli altri: uno è quello del dirigente Nokia