Filed under: Investing Microsoft spilled a lot of ink promoting its WIndows 8 operating system, but early reviews were tepid. This follows closely with Microsoft's track record of having success with every other operating system. However, while Microsoft has weathered the storm in the past due to a lack of meaningful competition, it never had a $270 billion threat standing...
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A changed world view: Microsoft's new software works well on Apple and Google platforms.
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Google was once a humble startup with a big dream-to be the David that takes down Microsoft’s Goliath. Google has become a tech force to be reckoned with, challenging Microsoft in almost every area including Web search, browsers, email, operating systems, productivity software and mobile platforms. Over time, it has chipped away at Microsoft’s market share. Microsoft is...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sounds crazy. Feels crazy to say it. But Google is about to break out in a major way. Google is a social search and software company. Microsoft is a software company that, outside of Xbox, has done a horrendous job both producing its own hardware and outsourcing such efforts. Apple , for all it does right, is not a software company. To review. And to...
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Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles most of 's kit, has announced a patent cross licensing deal with . This is really all about of course. The point being that while Android may or may not transgress on some of Microsoft's patents as Google gives Android away there's no real method of going after them to gain revenue from said patents. Microsoft will collect a royalty...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple has fallen victim to an onslaught of cheaper devices from its competitors. Consumers not hooked on sporting an Apple device are choosing other brands in droves. Look no further than the warnings from Apple's suppliers that they are lowering their forecasts in light of Apple scaling back orders for its devices. With that being said, when Google...
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Google takes pride in the fact that its Android mobile operating system has outpaced Apple's. But the truth is, Android phones don't outsell Apple phones, Samsung phones do. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft — these may be Google's main competitors, but it's Samsung that could be the search giant's biggest threat.
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Long running fight over the Xbox console related to the larger smartphone patent war between Apple, Microsoft and the mobile phone makers who use Google's Android.
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Filed under: Investing In the following video, Jeremy Phillips says Apple's cash hoard is over-discussed, even by Fool.com writers. Austin Smith agrees, saying that "everybody has come out of the woodwork" now that Apple has fallen from grace and its shares have shed 30% of their value. Under Steve Jobs, Apple's success was built by not listening to the masses, and Austin...
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Filed under: Investing If you spend much time in the financial blogosphere, you come across a common theme when things start to get shaken up: Is company X the new company Y? Right now, with Apple languishing just above its 52-week low, Google sitting at its 52-week high, and Microsoft presumably happy to be a part of the conversation again, there is a nice series of these...
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