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October 9th, 2020 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Dominates the Computer World!

Seattle needs a better name than “Emerald City.”  Every time I hear that dumb name, I think of Oz.  Seattle should be called Cloud City!    Seattle-based Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer under $600M federal contract It may well be that the history of the 21st century wil[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 6:29 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft to build houses!

The NY Times reports that Microsoft is investing  $500 million to build affordable housing!   The Times quotes Satya Nadella, the chief executive, and Brad Smith, its president of Microsoft, was a result of a concern that the housing initiative came out of concern about skyrocketing real estate [...]

July 18th, 2017 - 12:33 am § in The Ave Scene

The Cloud Wars

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May 23rd, 2017 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Microsoft and China Collaborate to Create Big Brother OS?

Microsoft has built a version of Windows 10 tailored for China’s government and state-owned corporations, baking into the operating system greater control for administrators , Chinese state control over how the OS handles privacy and a pledge to not send any data outside of the country. The Chines[...]

February 5th, 2017 - 3:10 pm § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: On Being Without Imagination

Deny it all you want, Apple, but the Mac and iPad need to fuse  Apple made a sumbass error.  Years ago, back in the Jobs days. the Apple imgineers decided that they were going to build their tablet around a limited, primitive oS .. iOS.  No file system meant the iPAD would never compete with [&he[...]

December 11th, 2016 - 12:22 pm § in The Ave Scene

Microsoft’s Wonderful Ad for Christmas

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November 21st, 2016 - 1:52 am § in Misc.

Steve Balmer’s Failures

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told CNBC on Friday that he tried to buy Facebook when it was “itsy-bitsy” for $24 billion. Ballmer left Microsoft in 2014 and is now the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and an investor in Twitter. Facebook fielded a lot of offers in its early days, a[...]

November 15th, 2016 - 9:51 am § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: Apple, a Trendsetter No More

By Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Gadly Apple’s possible foray into a similar field isn’t immediately inspiring. That’s not to say the company needs to be first in digital glasses or augmented reality — a catch-all term for technology that mixes real-world images with computerized in[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 12:09 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Microsoft: Nadella delivers on a dream that Jobs would envy.

This is awesome. Apple’s Meagre Response More Apple Defending its Laptops Microsoft’s product announcement this morning is amazing.  I do not have the words for it and urge you to watch or go over to the Microsoft store to see this.  Imagine a desktop that is also a computer. Imagine [...]

May 20th, 2016 - 9:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Legacy

CNET reports that Microsoft is unloading  its low-end Nokia phone operations for $350 million to a Finnish startup and a unit of Taiwan’s manufacturing giant Foxconn,. U nder Steve Balmer, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile devices business for $7.2 billion (yes, billion) in 2014. Balme[...]