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9 January 2007: Michael Dell launches the 20-inch laptop; Steve Jobs launches.. something else (updated)

Updated: now with picture! The incidental detail that turns up in the research for this book just gets more and more enjoyable. Such as: one wants to be accurate: precisely which day of the week was it that Steve Jobs … Continue reading

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If Nokia is a bureaucracy, and Microsoft is a political party, then what are Apple and Google?

So I was reading Andrew Orwlowski’s “What sealed Nokia’s fate?” which concludes elegantly: The problem Stephen Elop faces now is not a technical one. I’ll offer another Unpopular Opinion here: that WP7 is really remarkably good already. If it wasn’t … Continue reading

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But I’m still waiting to watch news clips on my watch…

On 1 December 2000, I met Koji Hase of Toshiba, who was over in London on a meet-and-greet to promote Toshiba’s newest and smartest technologies. Wow, really? I’ll be able to download news clips to my watch? Note the other … Continue reading

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What would a search page created by Apple look like? Comparing Google, Microsoft and Apple brands via their fonts

Over the weekend I began thinking – having read the excellent analysis over at SFGate about how Apple used Sony’s initial strategy to focus only on the very best products – about Apple and Google and Microsoft, and particularly their … Continue reading

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‘Steve Jobs would walk in, say ‘this is far too big’ and walk out…’ MusicMatch, the iPod and the Dell DJ

In case you’re interested in how the book will read, here’s something that I wrote last night. It’s looking at one of the key stages in the iPod’s development: the very early stages. So here’s some draft content. It’s got … Continue reading

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Microsoft/Apple/Google: can you spot the company from its staffer’s description?

Welcome to Microsoft. Photo by mbtrama on Flickr. Some rights reserved Given that I’m writing a book about Microsoft, Apple and Google, and about the business practices inside them and what sorts of effects they lead to, I felt quite … Continue reading

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A request: does anyone have (or know where to find) Apple’s and Microsoft’s financials from 1980-1998 or so?

A simple request, but it’s one of those ones where once you start looking you keep ending up in blind alleys. What I want: some numbers for Apple’s financial results (sales, profit, ideally numbers of machines sold and average selling … Continue reading

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