Google has a clear lead over Microsoft when it comes to desktop based internet search and advertising. The big pond that Google is going after to expand its market is to aim for a bigger share of the advertising pie that includes print, radio and even television advertising. Meanwhile, Microsoft is trying to catch up […]
Rumors of Facebook’s Death are Highly Premature. Really?
Don Dodge opines 50M Facebook users don’t care about OpenSocial APIs and tries to convince us that Facebook is not dead. Granted that Microsoft just spent $250M on Facebook so it must hurt to see all the coverage going to Google rather than letting Microsoft bask in the afterglow of its miniscule stake in Facebook. […]
SaaS Event: Software Business Online Conference (Discount Code Included)
I will be giving a keynote the Software Business Online Conference in Santa Clara on Oct 2nd on the SaaS Ecosystem. In my role of working with Oracle SaaS Program partners, I have learned some lessons on where the SaaS ecosystem is headed, what mistakes to avoid, how to pick the right partners and ecosystems […]
News:Tivo, Apple TV, SlingBox, Scientific Atlanta to live near a water heater
Yes, the time has come for all these devices that I have put up with in my living room – the cable box, the DVR/Tivo, Apple TV, SlingBox, storage backup, cable router, and even the gaming server (PS2/XBox) – to move out. They have made themselves a bit too comfortable over the years pretending to […]
AppExchange vs Windows Marketplace
I discovered Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace by serendipity. And was surprised to see the breadth of the solutions being sold, ready for download. Yes, we all know that SaaS is the way of the future but the fact remains that over 90% of computers sold in the world come with a Microsoft OS and this site […]
Eating Crow: Microsoft pursuing Yahoo! again
Will I have to eat crow on this one? This has been long awaited by many industry watchers. Here is my Dec 2006 post where I ask the question and argue that its highly unlikely that Microsoft will acquire Yahoo!. Now, it appears that this deal may actually be taking place. Or is it? The […]
VMWare versus Microsoft
According to NYTimes, VMWare is on a collision course with Microsoft. Although Microsoft will fight this battle for a long long time, the battle is probably already over in virtualization and VMWare is the winner. In some ways, the times could not be worse for Microsoft with a whole host of competitors in its various […]
The Yahoo? question: Will Microsoft buy them?
Yes, Yahoo! has gone from an exciting successful brand for consumers and employees to Yahoo?, a me-too player with more questions about its future than answers. And the question of Microsoft buying them keeps popping up. Here are the reasons Micrsoft is not likely to buy Yahoo!-Microsoft acquistion strategy and history shows that they look […]