Microsoft

Quote of the week

The next couple of years will be crucial for Microsoft, but I believe that the company has what it takes to surprise us, and that it still has a good chance of transforming itself into a company that can rise to the challenges and changes thrown up by the post PC era.—Adrian Kingsley-Highes at ZDNet

Monday links

Microsoft cybersecurity exec declares the password deadThe password is dead. That’s the message from John Proctor, Microsoft’s vice president of global cybersecurity, who wrote a blog post on the subject this week—Emily Parkhurst at TechFlash 5 ways computer security has truly advancedSecurity isn’t all gloom and doom. Amid the progress today, these four developments in […]

Quote of the week

Tablets aren’t PCs. Indeed, iPads and Android-based tablets have succeeded precisely because they ditched the complexity of traditional PCs. Microsoft’s determination to make “tablet PCs” is a sign that the company doesn’t understand the economic forces behind the mobile computing revolution.—At Vox, Timothy B. Lee writes about Microsoft’s effort to sell the new Surface Pro […]

Wednesday links

The Internet Is BurningOnline security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse—Jon Evans at TechCrunch Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst […]

Monday links

Writing in a Nonstop WorldWe give time a hard time. We take it, steal it, spend it and waste it. Thanks to computers, now we’re chopping time up into ever-smaller fragments—At the New York Times Bits blog, Quentin Hardy writes about how we are interacting with personal computing devices in shorter and shorter but far […]