Here I thought we were in the future and they go and spring that last millennium Office crap on me. Have we not reached the era of Apps that do everything saving us from Office Suites that once dictated what OS we needed to make them work? Can we not find an app to do whatever the hell we need to do?
Are we not saved and delivered from creating and maintaining boring spreadsheets and brain-dead word processors making work on computers just so much dull drudgery ever so tedious?
…I guess not! Its almost better to be shot in the face.
In war its called a inserting a mole or 5th column, in the movie “Social Network” a main character called it “The Little Big Horn” strategy. Google has turned to it as a way to to pull in iPad and iPhone users to Google+ slow starting Google+ service before it becomes a non-starter. They are probably thinking that If it didn’t fly as first planned then you must go where they are.
Google can always snatch up OS dependent Android users as you need but by pre-emptively snaring Apple users Google can establish through an app their brand as cool and in essense beat Apple to the game.
Sorry you didn’t get picked for the job, but In a swift move to wipe the egg off their face after the big Resume-Gate Yahoo has rolled the dice by bringing on the very attractive Marissa Mayer formerly Vice President of Location and Local Services as CEO . Ms. Mayer grabs the reins of what is without a doubt one of the toughest jobs out here.
Challenges await her. How will she push the compant to the top?
She’s got all the chips and cards and in front of her and ahead lies the potential to do a masterly Steve Jobs job by repairing The companies bruised image and into the position of a market leader.
We wish Ms. Mayer hearty congratulations and all the luck she can muster.
Back in the early wild west pioneering days of web Portals like Lycos, Alta Vista and Yahoo (in its peak) media providers like MSNBC and AOL stood tall as prominent and dominant resources. The mega marraige of Microsoft and NBC brought us MSNBC. For a quite a few years MSNBC rode very high as a primary source for news and information but now in the ever-changing new milleniun apps and social media have finally managed to kick MSNBC to the curb and the party is over and the new media exercise is about to wrap up.
NBC Universal has stated plans to regain Microsoft’s control of the MSNBC.com web site and bringing an end to the partnership between the two companies. The peacock once on life support seems to have died.