Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS One more week, then I’ll be in San Francisco for a Ford Drive, then an HP event. I might even get a chance to stop at DEMO and the Computer History Museum. It will definitely be a long week of great events. ITM, I’m laying low, trying to get all shows ready for next week. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter – Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News: Netflix Starts a PAC – Is a new SOPA on the way? AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft – Does Microsoft own part of Netscape now? Jack Tramiel Passes Away – Man responsible of Commodore 64 Toshiba 13″ Screen Tablet – Would you buy an XXL tablet Unlocking Old Phones – Does it...
Google’s Chrome browser will be included on some Sony computers, according to Bloomberg. The story states that Internet Explorer had 67 percent of the market in February, and Chrome had 1.2 percent, according to Net Applications, a Web-tracking firm based in Aliso Viejo, California. Firefox claimed 22 percent, and Apple Inc.’s Safari had 8 percent. There has been much ado about Microsoft vs. Google lately, not just in the market but also in politics, such as this report on Microsoft’s lobbying efforts. I’ve certainly done my share of fulminating about Bing, not as a search engine, but as a Microsoft business strategy.
MarketWatch reports that Microsoft is in trouble in Europe for Internet Explorer. Again. Or is that still? Read the full story here. Here’s an excerpt: It was a complaint from Opera that spurred the European Commission to issue an objection in January to Microsoft’s practice of tying its Internet Explorer browser to its dominant Windows operating system.
Bloomberg quotes Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft’s efforts to become a player in internet searches. Read the full story here: “Google does have to be all things to all people,” Ballmer said yesterday in an interview in New York. “Our search does not need to be all things to all people.” Google may be tentative about changing the look of its search pages, causing the company to take fewer risks, said Ballmer, 52. The challenge is similar to what Microsoft faces with its Windows operating system, which needs to appeal to a broad range of customers, he said. I find Mr. Ballmer’s position interesting for a number of reasons.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week in tech history in 1998, Apple announced it would discontinue the Newton OS and handheld. Steve Jobs said in a press conference that Apple would be focusing on Macintosh computers. Other interesting notes in Tech History this week – There are 8 days of tech history – Stage 6 shuts down, Netscape goes Open Source, Netscape is discontinued. Intel introduces the PIII processor and “Gigabyte” – a female Belgium hacker is arrested. She hacked to show the public that girls can be hackers, too. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSExperimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb browsers are just as debated as Operating Systems and Political affiliations. The Web Browser is the program that allows you to browse the web, so you want the best experience possible. And Just like Operating Systems you can also choose the web browser that you use. So which one is it? IE or Firefox. Maybe Safari? Maybe even Opera?
Ten years ago. What were we doing? Where were we going? I know I was working in a Call center on a popular accounting package that is now owned by Microsoft. I was living on the East Side of Madison, WI and I had just switched over from my 56k modem to a broadband connection (768 kbps, I believe) on my Pentium 75mHz machine. I also got my first Cell Phone. Let’s take a look back on where we were 10 years ago and see how that has changed….