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Windows Mobile – the rebirth

<b>Last week's Monday Note focused on Microsoft's conversion from a divisional to a functional organisation.</b> It resulted in interesting discussions in …

Breaking Down The Inertia Around Android And iOS Innovation

As Android closes in on 1 billion activations, the companies grouped around Mozilla’s Firefox OS are asking how, and over what period of time, can we break down the Google/Apple OS duopoly?<p>I got talking earlier this week to Dan Appelquist, of Spanish carrier Telefonica, a keen supporter of Firefox …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Meet Terry Myerson, the most important man at Microsoft

He's in charge of Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox. Can he make it all work?<p>In December 2008, there was an emergency meeting at Microsoft that those present reportedly nicknamed the "cage match." Terry Myerson, a young executive with a blunt affect and a love of Hawaiian shirts, had just been …

Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung's domination

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …


Hiding The Cost Of Your Smartphone

The price of your smartphone in the stores bears little relationship to the actual bill of materials. But the artificial prices set by the networks do tell us something about the state of the mobile phone market.<p>Two examples first. Look at the new US pricing for the BlackBerry Z10 – a handset price …

Google's Five-Front Assault On Apple

With Google stock surging to an all-time high of $916 and Apple’s trading 39% below its September 2011 peak, Google has positioned itself to grow — in part by taking a bite out of Apple’s customer base — on five fronts.<p>Google’s primary source of profit is search-related advertising while Apple’s is …