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Ballmer Says Bill Gates Designed the IBM PC. Huh?

July 01st, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Did Steve Ballmer say Bill Gates created the IBM PC? Is he high?. Meanwhile the company is battling VM-ware, Orbitz to replace Expedia on MSN. IPO’s in the doldrums. When did the full-frame camera become hot? The semantic search is a dead-end, says I. Adobe gives Yahoo and Google special flash search code. Samsung Instinct handset is hot. Smart phones now catching on with new implementations. Family Guy creator does deal with Google. tech5
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600,000 Laptops Stolen in Airports a Year

June 30th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Norway probling Microsoft. Everyone has to get into the act. Lo-Jack for laptops? More than 600,000 laptops stolen in airports yearly. How does this happen in these “secure” airports? AD blockers worry advertisers. Why does Sun Microsystems have a chief gaming officer? EBay burned for allowing sales of fakes. Samsung pushing OLED. Look for Rhapsody to attack iTunes. No more Bill Gates stories. tech5
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Slow PS3 Sales in the News

June 27th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Bill Gates coverage delivers 1109 articles today alone. This has to hurt the stock. Susan Decker in the news for unknown reason. Intel sticking with XP, hates Vista. Microsoft to buy Powerset. Slow PS3 sales being blamed on thing or another. Should Microsoft be busted up? Rethinking the old idea. Oracle may get $1 billion over SAP suit. Virgin Mobile buying Helios. tech5
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Will Bill Gates Please Leave the Building!

June 26th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
New top level domains still in play. Look for dot.porn among other names. A land rush projected. 700 redundant news stories today about Bill Gates and how he’s retiring. Cripes. When will it end? Dell adding colorful laptops. What took them so long? Microsoft indeed going on a buying spree. Intuit does layoffs. This is all the news they can manage. Yahoo reorg news also clogging up the news channels. Susan Decker is now the boss it seems to me. Should the US nationalize the Internet? Symbian versus Android? What can Sarbanes-Oxley do for you? Nothing. tech5
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Fiji Government Outraged over Microsoft

June 25th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
T-Mobile pushes home service for $10 a month unlimited. Texas Size-asteroid hit Mars. How do they know? Charter Communications does good deed, stock falls. Gates stories keep coming and they are killing us. Averaging 200-300 stories a day! California doomed if it gets hotter. XP may be available past June 30. Media goes back and forth on facts. Windows Fiji coming. Lobbyists not spending enough. Users personal information battles beginning. tech5
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16 Core Processor from Sun

June 24th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5,Uncategorized
167 redundant news articles about Bill Gates quitting Microsoft. Cripes, how boring. Comscore tumbles on Google news. ICANN fooling around with the TLD’s again. Contradictory stories abound. I check out a few. Microsoft pledges XP support through 2014. SUN doing a nifty 16-core processor. Larry Lessig pushing broadband initiative. Germans ban the G-mail name. You have to do a workaround. Yahoo-Google deal triggering hearings. Kodak buying back its shares. tech5
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Google Android Delayed

June 23rd, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Google Android delayed. Bill Gates getting ink everywhere. It’s ridiculous. The Mac finally gets hit with a couple of Trojan Horse programs. Welcome to the club boys! MPAA thinks evidence is over-rated. What? Toshiba uses Cell chip in a laptop. Prediction: dead-end. Chinese ripping off themselves. Chinese brand-name phones being copied by Chinese. One billion computers now in use. tech5
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