Posts Tagged ‘Balmer’

October 7th, 2013 - 12:59 pm § in The Ave Scene

Balmer Blues: THE Ave banned from Microsoft Stores

I guess somebody in Redmond is reading the Ave.  This site is now blocked if you try to connect form a Microsoft store. A friend in China tells me we are banned there too! Maybe I should add warning label te the front page? BANNED IN REDMOND Readmore about Microsoft on THE Ave.[...]

September 21st, 2013 - 1:03 pm § in Misc.

Balmer Blues: He apologizes for a huge ‘F up!

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.  Huff Post “We built a few more devices than we could sell,” Ballmer reportedly said. Balmer is utterly missing the boat.  MS did not build too m[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Is Mulally the new Microsoft CEO?

    From AUTOCAR   Ford CEO Alan Mulally may step down earlier than expected, according to reports from Reuters this morning. Mulally was originally expected to remain as Ford Chief Executive unt[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 4:12 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Blunders, ctd

Now that Microsoft has bought out  Nokia, Balmer’s company is  trying to convince the world that the Windows Phones will win by somehow doing better marketing. The critics doubt this. Chris Silva, an analyst with the Altimeter Group, argues that “The app ecosystem is the least likely to be[...]

September 3rd, 2013 - 9:03 am § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Another Balmer Blunder … Microsoft Acquires Nokia’s Mobile Phone Business At Garage Sale

I thought retirement meant stopping.  Now Mr. Balmer seems to have doubled down! Reuters reports that : Microsoft Acquires Nokia’s Mobile Phone Business For $7.2 Billion  Nokia has collapsed into the arms of its boss’s former comppany … Microsoft. , Stephen Elop, who ran Microsof[...]

August 14th, 2013 - 12:38 pm § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Balmer Blues: Why are there Microsoft Stores?

Here in Seattle Microsoft is a pretty big thing .. we actually care abut our neighbors … my daughter married a Microsoft engineer. So I was pleased when Mr. Balmer opened a store in University Village .. even if the store was a faux copy of an existing Apple store a few across a parking [&hell[...]

August 7th, 2013 - 8:13 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer Blues: Rupert Murdoch Drubs Steve Balmer

Balmer to rebrand SkyDrive after losing trademark skirmish to Murdoch’s BskyB. Microsoft is going to be rebranding SkyDrive, its cloud storage service, following its loss of a trademark battle with British Sky Broadcasting Group over the “Sky” name.   A joint press release by [...]

July 25th, 2013 - 12:19 pm § in The Ave Scene

Google HUGELY One Ups Apple, Leaves Balmer in the Blues

Read about Google’s new $35 dollar device.  This is a killer app for Google .. they may take over your living room … access to TV over the web, simple plug in device! The only trouble?  GETTING ONE.  At this price everyone is sold out … Amazon., Best Buy, and the Google store li[...]

May 7th, 2013 - 4:06 am § in Misc.

As Windows RT doubts mount, Microsoft exec claims ‘bright future’ for OS

Can Microsoft figure out how to market Windows RT? I am skeptical.  While the critics focus on facts .. the lack of a developing app market, MS puny $100 “incentive” to app developeers, decisions by hardware makers not to make ARM based machines … I am more impressed by Microsoft&[...]

April 18th, 2013 - 4:09 am § in The Ave Scene

APPLESAUCE: Well … Microsoft’s surface pioneered the hybrid tablet … is this leading to Apple taking the bait?