"Upcoming Lumia Windows Phone devices will no longer be released under the Nokia brand, according to a new report from The Verge. Instead, devices will be labeled as Microsoft Lumia going forward.
"The move doesn't come as too much of a surprise since Microsoft acquired Nokia's mobile devices division in April for $7.2 billion. At the same time, Nokia will exist separately as a company that focuses on mapping and network infrastructure."
Good find. Confirms what I've been saying.
Wallybot and the other shillbots don't have a leg to stand on. Why don't they just give up?
But they continue to try to find something negative to say.
"Microsoft could beat the Apple Watch to market, if the latest Forbes report is accurate. The publication says that Microsoft will debut a smartwatch “within the next few weeks” and that it will run for more than two days on a single charge. The Apple Watch works with iPhones only, so why would an iPhone owner even care? Perhaps because Microsoft’s smartwatch is expected to work with iOS devices, and Android phones as well. I suspect it will look nicer than the company’s SPOT watches from 2004, as well.
"This isn’t the first time we’ve heard whispers of a Microsoft smartwatch working with handsets that use non-Microsoft software, and it makes complete sense. Android and iOS handsets account for nearly 98 percent of the global smartphone market, so a Microsoft wearable device that worked only with Microsoft Windows Phones would have a small potential audience. Microsoft knows this and that’s why the company is making a concerted push to get its apps and services on iOS and Android as well..."
Yet another manifestation of the new Microsoft, leaving Windows behind. It won't be abrupt or immediate. Windows will just fade into the background by perhaps imperceptible degrees.
Microsoft already supports and sometimes contributes to Linux. Through Akamai, it actually uses Linux, and has for a long time. The moment when Microsoft *adopts* Linux will likely be a carefully managed and nearly invisible transition.
We've told you of all the places Linux has gone, markets that Microsoft can't make a dent in. But you are impervious to facts. That's because you are a bot, not a person.
You still didn't get the message, did you? Microsoft accepts, welcomes, supports and even sometimes contributes to Linux. You have no reason to exist.
LOL Microsoft has the worst karma imaginable.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
"Google executives gave an update on how well their attack on one of Microsoft's most important businesses is going:
"Google executives say the company is getting over 1,800 signups per week for its $10 per user/per month Google Drive for Work cloud service.
"This service gives users unlimited cloud storage, email, and access to what used to be called Google Docs, its alternative apps to Microsoft Office, i.e. a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc.
"Google's chief business officer, Omid Kordestani, explained:
"Finally, we’re seeing remarkable momentum in our newer non-ads businesses, whether it’s Play, Hardware or Google For Work, we continue to see strong growth and we’re thrilled to be a platform for our partners' successes as well.
"For businesses, what was called Google Enterprise, is now simply Google for Work. This business has great traction. In addition to the tremendous growth in our [Google Play] apps business, we have more than 1,800 signups for Google Drive for Work every week. Plus there are almost 250 million active Google Drive users, including consumer, education and business users.
"That's not to say that these people have completely ditched Microsoft Office.
"When Google first announced this new pricing, it also admitted that many of the documents that people store in Google Drive are actually Microsoft Office documents.
"But it's working on that. Google acquired a startup that made an app called Quickoffice back in 2012. Quickoffice lets you work on Office documents on iPads and Android devices."
Not clear offhand whether that's 1,800 individuals, 1,800 companies, or what. 1,800 individuals would indicate some demand, but not enough to put Microsoft out of business any time soon.
Undoubtedly he has, as do we all.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म; IPA: [ˈkarmə] ( listen); Pali: kamma) means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.
Probably just his Indian background shining through.
You know what divorce Italian style is, but do you know what divorce Indian style is? Simple. Just set your wife on fire.
Didn't read that closely, but wouldn't surprise me at all. Typical Microsoft -- not just a knockoff, but an inferior knockoff.
LOL it must be sad to know you're completely irrelevant, your horse got shot out from under you, you don't have a war to fight any more.
"MR: There's a strong perception that we've got to overcome that is based on the Microsoft legacy of us being anti open-source or anti-Linux, but that's a case where Azure has led the way in Microsoft in this transformation of a company that is 'Windows Windows Windows' into we'll meet you where you want to meet. We'll meet our customers where they want to be and embrace open source and open standards.
"A concrete example of this in action is when we released a preview of our IaaS offering. We went out the door with partnerships with several mainstream Linux distributions to make sure they were supported on that Azure preview from day one."
Sounds like the wallybot and others didn't get the memo. Microsoft isn't against Linux any more. Get over it...
"Microsoft MSFT -1.23% is embracing a buzzy technology that has emerged as a potential threat to its hold on corporate computing.
"Microsoft said Wednesday it is building into its Windows server operating system a software development tool called containers. The technology makes it easier to carve up coding projects into autonomous components that can be moved easily from computer to computer, simplifying the laborious process of turning software blueprints into live Web features.
"Containers have suddenly become a hot trend in software development, having caught on at Google and among some bleeding-edge Web developers. Until now, however, they’ve been available only on Linux, the open source operating software Microsoft’s former CEO famously once called a “cancer.”
"Linux is the dominant tech underpinning at giant Web companies, but the server version of Microsoft’s Windows runs about three-quarters of the mass-market servers in use at big companies in the U.S. and Western Europe, according to Forrester Research FORR +0.96%.
"Microsoft’s container push shows the company is moving quickly to co-opt a threat to its empire in corporate server software and other data-center technologies, which generate about 20% of the company’s total revenue."
Quoting from the Comments:
"Their first problem is reps in wireless stores in the US actively fighting with you not to buy a windows phone. I'm not taking about not recommending, but telling people who come in looking for a windows phone that they really don't want one.
"Then you have carriers who don't want to update 6 month old phones."
"Microsoft themselves are the ones saying they will have 100's of millions + more 100's of millions in two years do the math."
Well, at least now you're in the right order of magnitude. Do you really not know there's a significant difference between a million and a billion? One is 1000 times larger than the other. In certain British usage, a billion is a million times larger than a million.
How many people do you suppose use as many as 29 separate Windows licenses? You were claiming before that there would be as many licenses as if EVERYONE IN THE WORLD used 29 Windows licenses.
"LONDON — Russian hackers used a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on several Western governments, NATO and the Ukrainian government, according to a report released Tuesday by iSight Partners, a computer security firm in Dallas.
"The targets also included European energy and telecommunications companies and an undisclosed academic organization in the United States, the Internet security report said.
"While it is unclear what type of information may have been retrieved, iSight said that the targets of the attacks were often linked to the standoff in Ukraine between Russia and the West.
"That included the NATO summit meeting in Wales in early September at which the Russian hackers targeted the Ukrainian government and at least one American organization, the report said.
"The illegal activities started as early as 2009 and used a variety of techniques to gain access to confidential information. But iSight said that it was only in the late summer that the Russian hackers started using what experts refer to as a zero-day attack — the exploitation of a previously unknown vulnerability — on Windows."