I’ve wanted to compare Google Maps to Apple Maps for a while but never got around to it. But a couple of weeks ago I made four trips between St. George and Las Vegas. The trip covers about 130 miles each way or two hours of drive time which would provide me the chance to … Continue reading Google Maps vs. Apple Maps
Forbes recently provides some details pertaining to how the big three, Apple, Google and Microsoft, are doing in the fast growing smartphone business. Two metrics stood out: Total number of phones sold and total dollar amount paid to developers. Why these two? Because it’s very difficult for a late-to-the-party product like Windows Phone to … Continue reading What Third Place in Smartphones Looks Like
The Big Three in tech released their quarterly earnings last week, and I don’t think any of them were beating their chests too hard, including Apple. I mean this isn’t Amazon territory where sales in the billions results in a few pennies of profit. Nothing Apple or Microsoft can do, other than earn a few … Continue reading Holy Triumvirate of Earnings
What if Microsoft pulled a page out their early playbook and created software for the most popular platforms, be it desktop, tablets or mobile? What if Microsoft was less concerned about owning the entire mobile ecosystem and instead was a player on all platforms? I can’t imagine owning an Android tablet or phone. But because … Continue reading Can Microsoft create killer hardware and software?
Bing vs. Google. The comparisons are inevitable. As Google continues to speed away from Microsoft Live Search in terms of market share (and profits), Ballmer’s crew had to do something drastic. And Bing is their Hail Mary. Which brings us how it stacks up against Google. Some say it’s better than Live Search. Some say … Continue reading Your Father’s Search Engine
It’s impossible to pickup a business magazine or major newspaper without finding an article detailing how online advertising is going to change the technology landscape. Many of these same article have declared Google the hands-down winner in this mystical realm. The people who write these article must not use the internet like I do because … Continue reading Online Advertising
I spent a couple of hours rebuilding my home PC yesterday which isn't all that different from what I've done over the years. Except that it only took a few hours instead of an entire day (or night on a few occasions). In fact, installing Windows Vista Business only took about 30 minutes. That was … Continue reading Take It To The Web