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Apple, IBM cozy up on iOS business apps

Apple gets a big leg up in enterprise courtesy of IBM's vast army. IBM gets to show off its analytics and industry specific apps running exclusively on iOS.

By July 15, 2014


Microsoft Office 365 MIA on Mac

While Microsoft has moved to Office 365 and Office for iPad, Mac users are still stuck with Office 2011.

By June 29, 2014


Iron Maiden makes millions by touring where its pirates are

Instead of trying to clamp down on music pirates, Iron Maiden takes its tours to them, and makes millions in the process.

By December 27, 2013


Consumerization of IT is more than using an iPad at work

According to Box CEO Aaron Levie, it's just as much about baking the consumer look and feel into enterprise apps--something a new wave of startups is doing.

By January 17, 2012


A9's Flow app: Augmented consumerism

Saunter into a store, wave your iPhone in the general direction of a product, get a price. Cool.

By November 2, 2011


Microsoft acquisitions: Its biggest hits and misses

Microsoft has spent a fortune snatching up other companies, and just dropped a cool $7.2 billion on Nokia's phone unit. Here's a look back on the company's biggest hits and misses in the risky acquisition game.

By September 3, 2013


Ballmer: Microsoft doesn't want to be IBM (or Apple)

Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the CEO succession process, balancing hardware and software, and why Microsoft won't "just" be an IBM.

By August 23, 2013


Will Microsoft sell Bing or Xbox?

A new Nomura Research report calls for Microsoft to get rid of Bing and/or Xbox in the name of maximizing shareholder value. Here's why I'm doubtful either move will happen.

By May 28, 2013


Office boss: Within 10 years, every customer will subscribe

Kurt DelBene says that the software giant's push into services will lead to more and more customers opting for subscriptions to its productivity application. But the transition from buying software to renting it will take as long as a decade.

By January 29, 2013


Michael Dell says he is OK with the 'post-PC' era

Michael Dell says it's smooth sailing in the post-PC era. Though that sentiment seems to conflict with recent data from market research firms.

By August 27, 2012