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Movers and Shakers in Tech in 2015 – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first part of a two-part series on how the tech industry fared in 2015. In this second and concluding segment, I take a look at the big incumbents- the Goliaths in their respective domains and how they fared in 2015. This also serves as a good setup to my next post- key […]

Nadella’s Microsoft: His first year as CEO

Microsoft has been one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world for the past two decades. Over the past few years though, Microsoft’s supremacy has been brought to severe question by Google, Apple, Amazon and a bunch of nimbler competitors. From being one of the earliest leaders in the smartphone business, they […]

Technology Trends in 2015 – Part 1

Happy New Year to all my readers. 2014 was an eventful year from a technology standpoint in that a lot of pieces of the puzzle started coming together. Technology innovation continued its blistering pace and companies big and small have thrived in this growth era. 2015 will hopefully continue that streak and here is the first […]

Apple vs. Samsung: It affects you.

Like many of you, I have been following the Apple vs. Samsung case with great interest. As a mobile technologist, it affects every aspect of the business I am in and beyond that, this is one of if not the largest technology patent litigation, in, ever. On Friday evening, Judge Lucy Koh’s jury in San […]

2012: The Year of Microsoft?

When I got my first computer in May, 1995, it ran Microsoft Windows 3.1. It was an incredible experience using a mouse and a keyboard on a computer with a GUI. Microsoft to me represented everything cool about technology. I had never heard of Apple. In 2000, I started my graduate program at Virginia Tech and […]

The other suitors for Skype

If you missed the big news from two weeks ago, Microsoft agreed to acquire Skype for a lot of money. This post does not focus on that MS-Skype deal. Instead it looks at a what if scenario- Facebook and Google were rumored to be interested in Skype before MS jumped in with their huge offer. […]

Is the Google Chromebook a game changer?

As always, there are some good articles to read on the Chromebook launch if you choose to get journalistic coverage on it. The best ones in my opinion are here, here and here. Read on below if you want to know why I believe it could be a game changer. Google previewed its Chrome OS […]

Bill Gates and his second life

My first PC was an Intel 286 architecture based system that came preloaded with Windows 3.1. Since then, I have had a love-hate relationship with Microsoft. Their software is in a way, responsible for my career and who I am today. But I didn’t personally approve of the way Microsoft muscled their way into many segments of […]

Of turkeys and eagles

“Can two turkeys make an eagle?” If you believe in the occult and in magic, maybe it can. Or if you are a fan of technology being able to do everything including fusing two turkeys to create an eagle, you are a believer or maybe you work for Microsoft or Nokia. Ill not spend a […]

Search Wars

If you have been following the tech blogs the last couple of days, the search PR wars must have caught your eye. Google accused Bing of copying its results and the veritable follow up from Bing made for interesting reading. Before I delve any further, here is the original article that lays our Google’s accusation, […]