Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Feb 2014 09:51 UTC

Satya Nadella needs to find Microsoft's new "a computer on every desk and in every home running Microsoft software". Here's my stab at it: Microsoft services, sending data to and from every networked device in the world.

The next ubiquity isn't running on every device, it's talking to every device.

Interesting view.

Permalink for comment 582475
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
banana republic
by Paraquat on Thu 6th Feb 2014 00:51 UTC
Member since:

Microsoft's "advantage" is their abuse of the patent system, prime examples being extorting payments from Android, and their storefront patent-troll subsidiary, Intellectual Ventures. Their latest method of trying to lock-in vendors with UEFI "secure boot" is yet another example of how the company only seems able to compete with lawyers and dirty tricks.

Any normal country would take a dim view of such abuse of the legal system, and would try to put a stop to it. However, in the Banana Republic of the USA where corporate persons have more rights than real persons, I expect more and more laws and regulations to be enacted to protect Bill Gates' fortune. Indeed, protecting the wealthy is the top priority of the Congress and President - there is no duty more sacred than corporate welfare.

Reply Score: 3