In this week's EIC Squared podcast Larry Dignan and I discuss Google's uplifting quarter, the mysterious Mac clone, and Microsoft's hybrid software strategy.
Google made the market move, with a stellar quarter, which should give Microsoft even more incentive to bring Yahoo into its camp. With quarterly earnings season in full swing, Larry notes that international sales and a weak dollar are helping out U.S. technology companies.
The Mac clone from Florida-based Psystar continues to be shrouded in mystery. The site has been down and the company isn't processing orders, but it says it will be back. Who knows? Check out the ZDNet and CNET News.com coverage.
We also talk about Microsoft's Albany, a subscription service that combines the consumer version of Office with its OneCare security suite. The company is also offering an ad-funded version of Microsoft Works in a few countries, and next week plans to launch its Live Mesh service, which will allow users to share data across all of their devices. Microsoft is finally starting to reveal how its hybrid, software-plus-services strategy will play out.