by John Moe // Posted: 08/05/10 11:26 AM
This is one report from an analyst who recently downgraded Microsoft stock but is a pretty amazing number if true. The number is up 10% from a year ago. The analyst, Trip Chowdhry, says that Microsoft has not been able to connect with the younger generation of users (ahem KIN! ahem) and could be in even more trouble when this Mac generation graduates and goes in to the work force without being native on Windows.
Here’s a thought, Microsoft: scrap the Windows name and replace it with Xbox. Xbox Word, Xbox Excel, Xbox Outlook. You’re welcome.
09/26/10 11:15 AM
There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.
On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.
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