an interview with TechCrunch this week, Microsoft CEO goes out of his
way to avoid naming Google instead calling them "the incumbent." (You should watch the whole interview, but if you want to see what I"m referring to, go to around the 6:30 mark.)
It's always hard to believe pre-release hype where Microsoft is concerned, but if Windows 7 is as stable as early reports suggest, it could mean more companies bent on using Microsoft anyway, will make the switch, and when they do chances are they'll need to upgrade their hardware. And that could be an economic boost.
I confess I'm not always kind to Microsoft.
They stumble and bumble and often make bad decisions, and as such make
a great target for a blogger like me, but looking back at the
announcements they've made over the last couple of weeks, when you add
it all up, they at least seem to be trying to move forward.
Microsoft's Zune HD might not be a serious iPod Touch challenger, but it's a huge leap forward from the original Zunes. That's why including pre-roll ads in front of their free apps makes so little sense.