Microsoft Buys Minecraft, 3 perspectives
How much money was the company bought for? Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars. – Mojang blog post I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one […]
Where is the Microsoft Surface theme song?
For the launch of Windows95, Microsoft licensed Start Me Up from the Rolling Stones as a way to kick off the biggest software upgrade in the company’s history and forever brand Mick Jagger’s crooning with a key feature of Win95. Now we have the Surface. Where’s the theme song?
Steve Ballmer Developers Rap
Mad props for getting Linus Torvalds into a rap song. This has to be a first. Smixx – Developers (feat. Steve Ballmer) by Smixx
Marketing campaigns are gearing up for the major players offering cloud services as add-ons to their core products. Google Docs recently launched Google Cloud Connect, a plug-in which lets you add your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to Google Docs and share with your colleagues. (Ars Technica reviews Cloud Connect and says it’s “not ready […]
Viral Video – Two Approaches
My aunt Karen is in the advertising industry and she forwards me snippets where our two industries cross paths. It’s always interesting to see something you know really well from another perspective. In this case, she sent over an article from Advertising Age, Why Microsoft Killed Kin After Just Six Weeks While the article’s conclusion […]
Mike Manos has joined Nokia as VP of Service Operations and has been tasked to build the cloud infrastructure for our Ovi services. The New York Times calls him a “data-center celebrity” and reading his blog certainly shows the knowledge and experience he brings to the table. His initial post gives a hint of his […]
Microsoft Tablet vs. Apple Tablet
Gizmodo has the goods on the Courier Tablet while Wired’s Gadget Lab has the summary (and hilarious mockup) of something iLounge is calling an the iPad. Either way, folks are looking for a way to innovate beyond the touch screen and netbook form factor. I’m not so sure this is the solution. If it’s going […]
BrowseRank – Microsoft’s Answer to PageRank
Microsoft announced today that they’ve discovered a better way to rank web pages. While Google’s PageRank sorts roughly on the number of incoming links that point to a page, a vote of confidence by bloggers and website editors, Microsoft’s BrowseRank looks at browsing behavior to see which links get more clicks. Sounds good on the […]
Where’s the Kaboom?
There are so many things I could say right now about Microsoft walking away from the table this past weekend. More than anything, I feel like someone peering up over the parapet and looking at the smoke clearing from the battlefield. Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?
A P2P picture sharing service or viral user acquisition service for Passport?