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Why Microsoft Is Being Left in the Dust – Yahoo! News

If you are interested in technology news, this is an excellent article that you have to read.

There are now a number of companies — Apple, Google, Amazon, and others — that have Microsoft in their rear-view mirrors, disappearing quickly on the horizon in a cloud of dust.[More from Mashable: Mother’s Day: 10 Digital Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers]That kick of dust in the company’s face is being emitted by Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, and Google’s search and cloud domination. Microsoft’s own wild lunges into various technology segments are also contributing considerably to it being left behind. Take the company’s recent acquisition of 18% of the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader for $605 million in cash and future guarantees. This was a move to compete with Amazon, but can it really compete?If you want to know why Microsoft’s share price has been flat for 11 years while Apple, Amazon, and Google shares have soared, this is why. Microsoft is not innovating aggressively. It is not leading categories or blazing trails. No, it’s acquiring aggressively as a shortcut to innovation. That isn’t working. Its own history suggests as much.

via Why Microsoft Is Being Left in the Dust – Yahoo! News.

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iPhone 4: Zander Does Apple

I gave up on waiting for Sprint to get a decent phone. I gave up on waiting for HP to release a decent phone on Sprint (or even announce a new phone on Sprint). I have gone to the dark side and switched to an AT&T iPhone 4.

My initial experience with AT&T was mediocre. They are not as bad as they used to be, but they are not great. They set my account up wrong, so I have to call them to fix that.

Overall, I like the iPhone 4. I think that iOS is a close competitor to webOS. I still like webOS better, but without decent hardware, the OS struggles. Once HP starts putting out quality hardware (or licenses out the OS) I will probably move back. For now, though, I will enjoy this wonderful phone.

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Apple to Buy HP?

Did you happen to notice that the iPhone 5 was pushed back until this fall? I noticed and I did some digging. What I found was beyond shocking, but first, here is some of the back story.

When Palm was sinking, Apple was one of the companies trying to buy the company out in order to get webOS. HP was either more determined or they had more money. Either way, HP won out, but that appears to have only been a small battle in a bigger war.

According to my sources, Apple is in talks to buy HP. Not webOS, the whole freaking company. That is how badly Apple wants webOS. Because of this, Apple is working to make iOS apps run natively on webOS, which is no small task.

Now for the bigger news. The iPhone 5 is being delayed in order to finalize the transition. The new iPhone will run webOS, not iOS. The new integration will officially be called iOS 5, but essentially it will be webOS 3.

Apple will also be announcing the new iPad 3 this fall, which will have the missing specs that people expected on the iPad 2. Apple scaled back on the iPad 2 in order to leave room for the introduction of the new iPad, which will also be running webOS (iOS 5).

After all this shocking news, along with AT&T buying TMobile, I wonder if the new devices are finally going to land on Sprint.

(note: this was just an April Fool’s Joke, but wouldn’t this be grand?)

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