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February 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Dell goes private, how about Microsoft next?

With Dell going private, perhaps it’s time to revisit whether Microsoft should do the same. Two years ago I reported that Microsoft had looked into the possibility, with its treasury department analyzing the possibility. To me it makes sense because Microsoft cannot win back Wall Street, despite steadily growing sales and profit through the recession,…


Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Bing, Dell

October 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Review: Microsoft Surface showcases Windows 8 era

Microsoft really is shaking things up with Windows 8. It’s a remodel down to the foundation, a monumental effort to start a new era of personal computing. The showcase of this work is the Surface tablet, the first computer made and sold by the company. Simultaneously, Microsoft overhauled all of its major programs and services, from servers…


Comments | Topics: apps, Gadgets & products, iPad

August 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM

More thoughts on Windows 8 touch desktop

People are thinking seriously about how they’ll incorporate Windows 8 into their homes. That’s based on feedback to Monday’s column, reviewing a new Sony touchscreen computer loaded with Microsoft’s new flagship operating system. (Shown here in a picture by Greg Gilbert of The Seattle Times.) The discussion is just beginning, really, now that Microsoft More

Comments | Topics: Gadgets & products, Microsoft, PCs

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