What Third Place in Smartphones Looks Like

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

Can Microsoft create killer hardware and software?

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?