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New Thoughts, New Links, New Microsoft

*+-It wasn’t the biggest news of the week. But anyone who paid attention to the recent announcement by Microsoft, a deal that will integrate Dropbox into Office, sees a new way the company is run … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 5th, 2014
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Why Apple Pay Will Win

*+-When Apple announced Apple Pay as part of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it failed to tell consumers something it clearly knew: Many retailers would prevent iPhone owners from using Apple Pay for quick...

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Steve Wildstrom / October 29th, 2014
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The Computer Struggles: Apple vs. the Industry

*+-There was a time not that long ago that making a television was the pride of manufacturers. The U.S. industry was dominated by the likes of Motorola, RCA, and Magnavox (Philips). Today they have ceased … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 29th, 2014
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The Sale of the Chip Business Marks the New IBM Future

*+-In case you wondered about IBM completing the restructuring of its business, the company’s quiet announcement this week tells the tale. It unloaded a long critical part of the company, including its semiconductor factories in … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 22nd, 2014
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The Apple Announcement and the Future of Modesty

*+-Apple’s latest product announcements were improvements to existing iPads and iMacs. This, not surprisingly, caused mild disappointment among those who had no reason to expect more but somehow felt they’d be surprised anyway. The fact … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 17th, 2014
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The Death of the PC Business

*+-Hewlett-Packard’s decision to split the company into two businesses, one selling PCs and printers, the other offering services and high end business network equipment, marks the end of their run in the 35-year computer industry. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 6th, 2014
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Business Too Good at the Apple Store

*+-I have been visiting Washington area Apple Stores since the first one in the country opened at Tysons Corner, VA. So I was a little shocked today when I discovered a chaotic Apple Store at … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 1st, 2014
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A Greeting From the Past

*+-Last spring, after surgery for removal of a brain tumor, I thought I’d be back after a couple of months of recovery. The process however turned out to be much slower and more complex than … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 20th, 2014
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Check Out Mary Meeker’s Annual Forecast

*+-Mary Meeker has a very checkered record as an analyst during the dot.com boom days, but her recent record as a forecaster and industry analyst is hard to challenge. Attendees at the Code conference, the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 28th, 2014
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Another Bite Leaves the Old Apple Core

*+-The central core of Apple executives has mostly remained intact since Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1996. But Katie Cotton, senior vice president for worldwide communications, announced yesterday she is retiring after 18 … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 8th, 2014
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Coming Back–But Slowly

*+-It’s been March since it took a leave to recover from brain surgery and, for a variety of reasons, my comeback has taken a lot longer than I expected. I had surgery for succesful removal … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 24th, 2014
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A Brief (I Hope) Absence

*+-Even though the surgery won’t be until tomorrow afternoon, they have me all prepped. Those funky dots are some sort of MRI positioning indicators–I’m not sure what their precise function is, but they have to … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 17th, 2014
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ICYMI: Bye-bye Dual Boot, Search Struggles

*+-Asustek’s Dual-OS Devices Hit a Wall: At CES in January, Intel boasted a plan for tablets and even laptop-like devices to dual-boot Windows and Android. But in the face of staunch opposition from Microsoft and...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 14th, 2014
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A Mapping Tool for the Rest of Us

*+-Maps are the great data visualization tools. There is something about the ability to take database information, superimpose it on a map, and have an image that makes visual sense instantly pop up. Unfortunately, this...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 13th, 2014
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In Praise of Computational Complexity

*+-In our fascination with tablets and smartphones, new paradigms have drastically simplified the way we interact with our daily technology. But have we forgotten how much of the growing capability is based on soaring computational … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 12th, 2014
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ICYMI: Of Cars and Bitcoins

*+-In the hiatus between Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the wildness of South By Southwest in Austin, the last week saw an assortment of eclectic tech news, ranging from Apple’s growing automotive efforts, to...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 7th, 2014
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Bitcoin May Become Legitimate in Spite of Itself

*+-I found it hard to take Bitcoin seriously for a long time. What were you really supposed to say about a payment system and monetary alternative that was the combined delight of extreme libertarians and … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 5th, 2014
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ICYMI–Time to Pay Attention to the Rest of the World (and Sorry for the Delay)

*+-In the wake of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatApps, Mobile World Congress in in Barcelona continued with major news for those of us who gone on ignoring what’s happening outside the U.S. And lots and lots...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 1st, 2014
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I’m Back, But What an Interesting Week It Has Been

*+-Reading my reports here and there, probably mostly on Facebook, you may have heard the stories about me, so I’ll fill in quickly. I only had a very slight headache, but on Sunday afternoon, I … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 28th, 2014
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ICYMI: Facebook’s Move on WhatsApp Changes the Week

*+-There was plenty going on this week, but it didn’t take long for Mark Zuckerberg to spend $19 billion for Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp to become the week’s dominant news. Fortunately, a number of writers...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 21st, 2014
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Cable and the Internet: A Strange, Unraveling Future

*+-What a crazy world has been created by the dealings of giant telecommunications companies and cable operators, not to mention broadcasters, video producers, content creators, and internet subscribers. It is almost impossible to predict what … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 19th, 2014
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ICYMI: News and Opinions of the Web Worth Reading

*+-As a new feature for Tech.pinions Insiders, we will be featuring an end-of-the-week list of links to some of the best tech writing on the web.   “Microsoft’s Mobile Muddle” At Stratechery, Ben Thompson consistently...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 14th, 2014
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Imagining Office for the iPad

*+-It’s no secret that Microsoft has been hard at work at a true touch-based version of its Office suite, not only for Windows’ Metro interface, but for iPad and Android tablets as well. But little...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 13th, 2014
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Why Health Care Is Not the Future for Apple

*+-As Apple looks about for ways to extend the iPhone-iPad ecosystem, personal health care seems like a natural. The iOS devices are already extremely popular with health care professionals, and apps that supply health information … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 12th, 2014
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The Inevitability of Office and How Microsoft Can Save It

*+-  When I am not writing for Tech.pinions, I spend a fair amount of my time doing a variety of  things, and a significant part of my freelance life is helping to write responses to...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 10th, 2014