Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

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


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


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[...]

February 8th, 2016 - 11:26 pm § in Misc.

A Scam .. What is “Microsoft ?”

MICROSOFT ASSURE PLAN – A SCAM?? I too purchased this plan, and my credit card called me immediately saying it was being billed outside of the United States, saying Microsoft was an American company within American borders. They were calling to ask me to be sure this was the REAL Microsoft com[...]