Monday, May 10, 2004
IBM Plans Web-Based Desktop Software
IBM on Monday is expected to announce new software intended to take on Microsoft for desktop business applications. The new software is designed to be accessed through a Web server, meaning it's accessible from systems running Windows and Macintosh, as well as Linux, Unix and handheld devices.
Should Apple Get Out Of The PC Business?
Apple needs to find a way to grow market share and interest, even if, like Sun, they must come to some disagreeable choices. An Apple without PCs would probably lead to a world without Apple, and we should do whatever we can to ensure that result doesn't happen.
Sony's Connect Music Service Offers Fair Pricing, Little Else
Just compare Apple's iTunes with Sony's Connect: One of these stores has a future, and one of them does not. And the difference comes down to nothing more complex than each company's willingness to learn from experience and listen to customers.
Yes, you do can automate iTunes for Windows.
Microsoft Knows The Consumer Is Always Right
By putting customers first and DRM content owners second, Microsoft is moving toward success in its seamless collaborative computing initiative.
Microsoft Struggles In Emerging Markets
Microsoft knows its sales model for emerging markets around the world isn't working. But just how to fix that model isn't clear, company executives said last week.