Jigar Mehta’s WebBlog

April 29, 2009

links for 2009-04-29

Filed under: Uncategorized — jigarme @ 5:10 pm
  • "Microsoft may not be recession-proof but it turned in a strong performance in a year most companies would like to forget.

    Profits jumped 25.7% to $17.7 billion on revenues of $60.4 billion as the software giant offset declining sales of its Windows operating system with increased revenues from its server and tools software products."

  • "Based on the short-lived NBC game show of the same name, 1 vs. 100 will have a 13-week season. The hour-long show will take place on Friday and Saturday nights, and is hosted by comedian and voice actor Chris Cashman. Each installment features a player, the One, who is trying to outsmart 100 players in the Mob by rapidly answering trivia questions with multiple choice answers."
  • "Microsoft Corp. and Verizon Wireless are in talks to launch a touch-screen multimedia cellphone on the carrier's network early next year, in an ambitious effort to challenge Apple Inc.'s iPhone, according to people familiar with the matter."
  • "Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a version of its unified intelligence system, Amalga, for the life sciences market."
  • "It's become quite clear over the last several months that Apple is ready to bridge the mobile computing gap, with plans to develop a device that fits somewhere in between the iPhone and the MacBook. A recent Wall Street Journal article proclaimed that during his medical leave, CEO Steve Jobs has been working on that midsized mobile device, bigger than an iPhone but smaller than a MacBook."

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