Monthly Archives: May 2011

Now Microsoft is Buying Skype?

I rarely post about the same company twice in a row, unless it is a part I/part II series. And, unlike many, I have no fundamental issues with Microsoft. Steve Jobs once said that Microsoft “has no style.” It may … Continue reading

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Who is Microsoft trying to convince?

This week, Microsoft released a new whitepaper (available here) that decries (kvetches?) that the real cost of Google Apps is much more than the $50 per user per year that everyone assumes. It lists various areas where Google Apps is … Continue reading

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Is Google Fighting the Right War?

Two weeks ago, with the removal of Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google and his replacement by Larry Page, Ben Horowitz wrote a fascinating article comparing CEOs to Tom Hagen: there are wartime CEOs and peacetime CEOs; Schmidt was peacetime, … Continue reading

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Amazon Part II – Hiding the Cause

This short posting is a follow-up to the one last week about Amazon’s culture and its outage. Amazon has finally explained what caused the outage last week. The explanation is long and complex, but boils down to an avalanche. One … Continue reading

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