Since January, Google and Microsoft have been clawing each other’s eyes out over YouTube. The trouble started way back in 2010 when “Google blocked Microsoft’s new Windows Phones from operating properly with YouTube,” according an article on WP Central. YouTube, bought by Google in 2006, is usually offered on smartphones with all the typical features,… Continue reading The video-sharing war: Microsoft battles Google for equal YouTube rights
If you had a quarter for every time someone said, “If I had a quarter for every time…,” how much money would you have? Wouldn’t it be enlightening (and more entertaining) to get an image of the accumulated funds? For example, would you have enough quarters to fill every room in your home? Would you… Continue reading Visualizing the giant piles of cash the tech giants are sitting on
From a social media marketing standpoint, a multimedia video game platform sounds like a dream. The idea seems novel an appealing: combining the functionalities of networks like Facebook and communication vehicles like Skype and integrating them into your gaming experience. From a gamer’s standpoint, it’s something that some will appreciate, and the rest won’t mind… Continue reading Xbox One: Can it truly stake first place?
Has the sleeping giant awoken or is this a last ditch effort to remain relevant? After buying Tumblr last week, Yahoo is now in the mix to buy Hulu with numbers in the $600m to $800m being tossed around. They don’t seem to be done yet, either. At the same time and separately, according to… Continue reading Yahoo flexes its pocketbook with Hulu, other investment considerations
There are two stages to this gambit by Yahoo that must be accomplished. They have to beat out Facebook, Microsoft, and anybody else interested in the 10-digit price that Tumblr is likely to fetch in the coming days. Then, they have to let the site be as it is and make no changes at all… Continue reading Yahoo MUST buy Tumblr and then do nothing to it
Yes, Microsoft seems to have given Google the hump lately with their new update for the YouTube app on Windows Phones. The problem is that users of this app can now save videos on their phone and play them as much as they want offline, oh no! In fairness, it is clearly stated in YouTube’s… Continue reading Microsoft and Google at it again
Today, Microsoft announced that it’s email service at outlook.com has integrated with Google Chat to allow users to communicate directly with their G-friends from the Outlook interface. While it’s not uncommon for competing services to integrate with each other for certain components, this integration is one that attempts to use one Google service to pull… Continue reading Microsoft integrates Google Chat into Outlook.com
Many major companies are going flat. No, it’s not just the economy or consumer sentiment, but rather in design. Flat is in and it’s sweeping across the internet, but how long will this trend last? Facebook made headlines last week with their move to a flat logo. Apple is rumored to be flattening their interface… Continue reading Flat is buzzing in the design world, but for how long?
Microsoft has had its shares of difficulties in two big arenas of late – selling phones powered by their operating system and posting advertising videos that aren’t hated by the masses. They may have come up with a decent video that helps on both fronts by separating themselves from the fighting of the competition. The… Continue reading Microsoft positions itself away from the fray with new Lumia ad
The vast majority of Microsoft Xbox users have known that May 21st was likely the date that the next generation of their console would be revealed. Now, it’s finally official. Invitations were sent out today to the media, most of whom had already been publishing the speculations of the special event on the 21st. This… Continue reading In case you missed it, the new Xbox will be revealed May 21